DER fourth quarter performance reports now online
DER’s regulatory performance reports for the fourth quarter 2013–14 have been published.
The department reports quarterly on its targets, performance, activities and outcomes in works approvals and licences, environmental compliance, native vegetation clearing, contaminated sites and environmental enforcement.
WA Environmental Offsets Guidelines
The WA Environmental Offsets Guidelines3.13 MB were released by the Minister for Environment, Albert Jacob, on Thursday 14 August 2014.
The guidelines complement the WA Environmental Offsets Policy 2011 54.66 KB and ensure that the basis for decision-making on environmental offsets is understood and consistently applied. The guidelines apply to all biodiversity offsets required as a condition of Western Australian environmental approval processes.
The DER Clearing of Native Vegetation Offsets Procedure659.4 KB and Environmental offsets for native vegetation clearing permits fact sheet235.92 KB explains how the guidelines apply for clearing permit applications.
Presentation on air quality in Collie
On Tuesday 29 July, staff of the Department of Environment Regulation gave a presentation on air quality to an open meeting of the Collie Shire Council.
The Department was responding to the Council’s concern over recently collected National Pollutant Inventory air quality data which suggested that there had been an increase in particulate emissions in the area.
Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 – August 2014
Amendments to the Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 were gazetted on 1 August 2014, to improve the transparency and clarity of the Regulations, to increase their effectiveness in managing the controlled waste industry and to improve the environmental outcomes.
See the Minister's media statement.
Public consultation: Regulating waste derived materials
Stakeholders are encouraged to comment on a draft DER guidance statement which sets out a framework for regulating the use of waste-derived materials.
The submission deadline is 29 August 2014.