Technical and reference documents

Technical reports provide information of a technical or scientific nature and cover a range of matters pertinent to environmental protection in Western Australia. Technical reports may detail the collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific data, or describe procedures for monitoring or making measurements of environmental variables in the field.

Published Date: 31 July 2007

This report provides the results of a survey to determine the concentrations of a range of selected metal and organic chemicals in marine sediments under natural background conditions in the Midwest region and to ascertain the applicability the nationally-recommended sediment quality guidelines from the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality to the region. A set of sediment quality guidelines that could be applied to the marine environment off the Midwest coast is provided.

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Published Date: 30 October 2006

This report provides the results of a survey to determine the concentrations of a range of selected metal and organic chemicals in marine sediments under natural background conditions in the Pilbara region and to ascertain the applicability the nationally-recommended sediment quality guidelines from the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality to the region. A set of sediment quality guidelines that could be applied to the marine environment off the Pilbara coast is provided.

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Published Date: 30 June 2006

This work was undertaken to provide an estimate of background concentrations for selected metals and organics in the marine waters of the North West Shelf, and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) are relevant to the region.

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Published Date: 30 March 2006

The region of interest comprises State marine waters from Exmouth Gulf to Cape Keraudren. The primary aim of the consultation was to assess the level of community support for the environmental quality management framework proposed and, in particular, to seek public input on how the environmental quality objectives and their levels of ecological protection should be allocated spatially throughout the region so as to protect environmental values held by the community.

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Published Date: 31 March 2005

This work was undertaken to provide an estimate of background concentrations for selected metals and organic chemicals in the waters of the Jurien Bay Marine Park and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) are relevant to the region.

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Published Date: 31 December 2004

This work was undertaken to gain an understanding of background concentrations for a range of contaminants in Perth's coastal marine waters, and to ascertain whether the guideline trigger values from ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) were relevant to the region.

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Published Date: 01 February 2000

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has developed an environmental management framework aimed at protecting the coastal waters of Western Australia from the effects of pollution. This framework is being applied to Perth's coastal waters in consultation with the community and stakeholders. A three month public involvement and consultation program has been undertaken to help the EPA identify the Environmental Values of these waters, develop a set of Environmental Quality Objectives (ie.

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Published Date: 06 September 1999

Officers from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Minerals and Energy undertook a low-altitude helicopter-based survey of the islands and waters of the Lowendal and Montebello island groups on 16-17 August 1999, to investigate the environmental implications of an oil spill from the Varanus Island Marine Loading Terminal located approximately 4.2 km north east of Varanus Island.

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Published Date: 19 May 1995

Burt, J.S., Kendrick, G.A., Masini, R.J., Simpson, C.J., 1995. Light and Posidonia sinuosa seagrass meadows in the temperate coastal waters of Western Australia. II. Effect of epiphyte species assemblage and biomass on attenuating light to the leaf surface. In: Contribution to the Southern Metropolitan Coastal Waters Study (1991–1994), Department of Environmental Protection, Perth, Western Australia. Technical Series 62, p.22.

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Published Date: 31 January 1989

The Environmental Protection Authority has consistently emphasised the need to conserve wetland resources. While significant studies have been made in the south-west of Westem Australia, little is known of the inland surface waters of the semi-arid areas of the state, notably the Pilbara region.

For this reason, a study of inland waters of the Pilbara was initiated in 1983.

The results of the 1983 study have been published as 'Inland Waters of the Pilbara, Westem Australia, Part 1' (Masini, 1988).

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