Environmental review

Instructions on how to prepare Environmental Protection Act 1986 Part IV Environmental Management Plans

These instructions are provided to assist proponents to prepare Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) submitted under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. EMPs may be provided at referral, during an assessment by the EPA, or required as an implementation condition under a Ministerial Statement. The term ‘Environmental Management Plan’ is used generically to refer to documents that set out the above information. Documents may be referred to in various ways, e.g. ‘Fauna Management Plan’ or ‘Groundwater Monitoring and Management and Plan’

Instructions for the advertising requirements and release of a document for public review

The purpose of these instructions is to provide proponents with relevant information regarding the release of their draft Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) or Environmental Review Document (ERD) for public review during an assessment.

A template for the format and content of an advertisement of a document for public review is attached to these instructions

Instructions on how to define the key characteristics of a proposal

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.

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