Department of Environment Regulation (DER) programs include:
Authorised Officer Program
The Authorised Officer Program involves the appointment of Authorised Officers under the following legislation:
- Environmental Protection Act 1986;
- Litter Act 1979;
- Contaminated Sites Act 2003; and
- Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007.
Light Industry Program
The Light Industry Program is a joint initiative by DER and the Department of Parks and Wildlife aimed at reducing contaminants from light industrial activities, entering the Swan and Canning Rivers.
DER’s BurnWise program promotes the efficient operation of domestic wood heaters to minimise smoke emissions (or particle pollution). The program has been designed to support local governments to manage domestic wood smoke in their areas.
Burrup Rock Art Monitoring Program
The Burrup Rock Art Monitoring Program involves annual field measurements of selected rock art to measure changes to colour or colour contrast of the images and changes to surface mineralogy of the rocks from exposure to air pollutants.
CleanRun is a DER program aimed at improving air quality in Western Australia by reducing vehicle emissions and is implemented through three components:
- CleanRun EcoDrive – a behaviour change program for fleet managers and professional drivers.
- Roadside monitoring of vehicle emissions using the CleanRun remote sensing device (RSD)
- Smoky Vehicle Reporting Program provides a mechanism for community members to report polluting vehicles. To reduce the pollution from your vehicle and offset increases in fuel price, see EcoDriving – driving down emissions.
The Fertiliser Partnership establishes a cooperative partnership between the Western Australian Government, the fertiliser industry, users groups and the community to reduce nutrient loss into aquatic ecosystems from fertilisers.
Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) Fund projects
The LEED Fund supports innovative technology projects at the commercial demonstration, commercialisation and local adaptation stages in Western Australia. The Fund is administered by DER. Decisions on funded projects are made jointly by the Ministers for Environment and Energy.
National Pollutant Inventory
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is a publicly accessible internet database (www.npi.gov.au) designed to provide community, industry and government with information on the emissions of 93 selected substances from industry, transport, household activities and commercial premises to air land and water in Australia.
WA container deposit scheme
The Western Australian government has committed to implementing a container deposit scheme.