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Guidance statement: regulatory principles published

The pdfGuidance statement: regulatory principles1.06 MB, which informs the Department of Environment Regulation’s (DER) regulatory functions under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, has been published. These principles ensure effective and efficient environmental regulation and a higher level of consistency and transparency in relation to DER’s regulatory functions.

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Request for feedback on the Draft Environmental Standard: Assessing leachates from waste-derived materials

Feedback is sought on the following Department of Environment Regulation (DER): pdfEnvironmental Standard: Assessing leachates from waste-derived materials233.21 KB.

A background information paper to support the Environmental Standard can be found here: pdfBackground paper on the use of leaching tests for assessing the disposal and re-use of waste-derived materials807.06 KB

DER invites comments via the docfeedback form61.5 KB.

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Request for feedback on the draft Environmental Standard: composting

Feedback is sought on the Department of Environment Regulation’s draft Environmental Standard for composting. See:

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Request for feedback on the draft Guidance Statement: Environmental Standards

Feedback is sought on the Department of Environment Regulation’s (DER’s) pdfdraft guidance statement on Environmental Standards294.64 KB.

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Health check your wood heater

One smoky chimney can affect the air quality of an entire neighbourhood and exposure to wood smoke can trigger respiratory conditions.

The BurnWise program promotes the efficient operation of domestic wood heaters to minimise smoke emissions into the air.

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Denmark—Water Corporation water supply upgrade project (brine disposal)

The Department of Environment Regulation is aware of Water Corporation’s Denmark water supply upgrade project, including the proposal to dispose of desalination waste water (brine) at Perkins Beach.

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City Of Cockburn—ambient air quality study

The Department of Environment Regulation (DER) will be conducting an ambient air quality study in the City of Cockburn from May through to July 2015. Monitoring will take place in public places at various times of the day in the suburbs of Munster, Beeliar and Yangebup.

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About DER

Our purpose is to advise on and implement strategies for a healthy environment for the benefit of all Western Australians.

pdfDER Strategic Outline 2014-155.97 MB

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Reporting pollution incidents

DER officers across the state investigate pollution incidents and work with other agencies to resolve them.

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Contact

Department of Environment Regulation
The Atrium, Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace.
PERTH WA 6000
P: +61 (08) 6467 5000
F: +61 (08) 6467 5562
E: info@der.wa.gov.au
W: www.der.wa.gov.au
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