EPA Annual Report 2004-2005

Contents
CHAIRMAN’S OVERVIEW
MEMBERS
MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Application of ‘Principles’ in the Environmental Protection Act 1986; State of the Environment Reporting; Review of Perth Groundwater Extraction Conditions; Implementing the National Water Quality Management Strategy; State Environmental Policies; Managed Aquifer Recharge using Treated Wastewater on the Swan Coastal Plain; Review of the Fire Policies and Management Practices of the Department of Conservation and Land Management; Environmental Values and Objectives - Pilbara Coastal Waters Consultation; Local Government Biodiversity Planning Guidelines; Swan Bioplan; University Linkage Projects.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSALS: Demonstrating Environmental Acceptability; Timelines for Environmental Impact Assessment of Proposals; Strategic Environmental Assessment.
MAJOR PROJECTS: Power Station Proposals; EPA assessments of iron ore mining proposals; Marillana Creek (Yandi) Mine (BHP-Billiton Pty Ltd); Wheelarra Hill Iron Ore Mine Expansion (BHP-Billiton); Goldsworthy Iron Ore Mines Extension (BHP-Billiton); Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project - Port and North-West Rail; Final Remediation Works for the Former Cresco Site, Bayswater; BGC Voyager Quarry Expansion; Ellendale 4 Diamond Project West Kimberley.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF PLANNING SCHEMES: Shire of Harvey District Planning Scheme No 1 Amendment No 13 - Point Douro.
SECTION 45C APPROVALS
POLICY DEVELOPMENT: Environmental Protection Policies; Policies Being Implemented - Environmental Protection (Swan Coastal Plain Lakes) Policy, State Environmental (Cockburn Sound) Policy 2005; Position Statements; Guidance Statements.
MONITORING LIQUID WASTE TREATMENT FACILITY, BROOKDALE
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES: Court Decisions - BGC (Australia Pty Ltd) and Environmental Protection Authority; Regulation 17 Applications - Western Power Corporation, Pinjar power station, Sons of Gwalia Ltd, Greenbushes tantalum mine, Western Power Corporation, transmission substations, Alcoa Wagerup refinery, CBH Esperance, Esperance Port Authority, Wesfi Manufacturing at Dardanup and Tiwest Chandala.
CONSULTATION
SITE VISITS CARRIED OUT BY THE EPA
ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE EPA
APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1: The Role and Function of the Environmental Protection Authority
APPENDIX 2: Formal Assessments (including Regulation 17 variations Excluding Environmental Protection Statements, Assessment on Referral Information and
Proposal Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable which are listed below)
APPENDIX 3: Environmental Protection Statements and Assessment on Referral Information
APPENDIX 4: Proposal Unlikely to be Environmentally Acceptable
APPENDIX 5: s16 Strategic Advice
APPENDIX 6: Position Statements
APPENDIX 7: Guidance Statements for the Assessment of Environmental Factors
APPENDIX 8: EPA site visits
APPENDIX 9: Attendance at EPA Meetings
APPENDIX 10: Section 45C List of approved changes to proposals
APPENDIX 11: Financial Report
APPENDIX 12: Abbreviations

Published Date: 
September 2005