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The Department of Environment Regulation's (DER) Key Documents serve to inform the community and key stakeholders as to how decisions will be made and the actions that will be taken by the Department and its officers. Some Key Documents interpret how legislation for which DER is responsible will be administered.

Legislative and key documents hierarchy

1. Acts

2. Subsidiary Legislation

Regulations, Notices, Environmental Protection Policies

3. Guidance Statements

High level statements of policy that generally bind DER in its administration of statutory functions

4. Environmental Standards

Detailed statements of policy that generally bind DER in its administration of statutory functions

The following documents are produced by DER to inform, consult with or guide external stakeholders and interested parties:

  • Guidelines
  • Reports/papers
  • Fact sheets
  • Materials
  • Plans