Public consultation on EPA’s greenhouse gas guidelines now closed

Release date: 
September 3, 2019

Public consultation on the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) greenhouse gas guidelines has closed.

EPA Chair Dr Tom Hatton said all submissions would now be reviewed and work on redrafting the greenhouse gas guidance would begin.

“The EPA received more than 6500 submissions and I thank everybody who took the time over the last 12 weeks to provide feedback on this important and complex process,” Dr Hatton said.

“The EPA intends to release its greenhouse gas assessment guidance early next year and the guidance will make clear the expectations of the EPA for a proponent to avoid, reduce and then offset its greenhouse gas emissions.”

All submissions will be published on the EPA website in coming weeks.

The EPA will provide a draft of its revised greenhouse gas guidance to its Stakeholder Reference Group for a further round of feedback in November. This draft guidance will also be published on the EPA website.

The Stakeholder Reference Group is made up of industry and non-governmental bodies.

The EPA gives independent environmental advice to the State Government and has provided advice on greenhouse gas emissions on more than 40 significant projects for more than two decades.

A background paper on the EPA’s greenhouse gas assessment guidance is available here.

EPA Media Contact: Jayne Rickard on 0466 534 008

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