Guidance statement: regulatory principles published
The Guidance 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.
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): Environmental Standard: Assessing leachates from waste-derived materials233.21 KB.
A background information paper to support the Environmental Standard can be found here: Background 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 feedback form61.5 KB.
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:
- Draft Environmental Standard: composting531.62 KB;
- Consultation paper: Environmental Standard for composting302.71 KB; and
- Draft Guidance Statement: Environmental Standards294.64 KB.
Request for feedback on the draft Guidance Statement: Environmental Standards
Feedback is sought on the Department of Environment Regulation’s (DER’s) draft guidance statement on Environmental Standards294.64 KB.
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.
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.
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.