Instructions, templates and forms

These templates, forms and instructions are for stages of EIA of proposals and schemes from referral to report release. Click here for forms relating to implementation and post assessment.

Post assessment

Scoping, Environmental review, Response to submissions, EPA report

Scoping, Environmental review

Referral

Referral, Environmental review

  • The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to characterise their proposal for an environmental impact assessment under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act). The instructions do not apply to strategic proposals.

    The template attached to these instructions provides the structure for defining the key proposal characteristics for new proposals and for changes to approved proposals.


Environmental review

  • The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to prepare an Environmental Review Document, which is required where the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has decided that the proponent must undertake an environmental review under section 40(2)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

    The template attached to these instructions provides the structure of the ERD and the minimum requirements for an ERD (including tables and figures). The EPA expects that the ERD contains the content outlined in the template and the proposal-specific requirements specified in the approved Environmental Scoping Document.

    The EPA expects that proponents follow the ERD template.

    This template is to be used for new, revised and strategic proposals.


Scoping

  • The purpose of these instructions is to assist proponents to prepare an Environmental Scoping Document, which is required where the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has decided that the proponent must undertake an environmental review under section 40(2)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

    The EPA requires that proponents use the Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) template included with these instructions for all proponent-prepared ESDs.


Scoping, Environmental review, Post assessment