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

Scoping, Environmental review, Post assessment

  • 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’

    Some of the EPA’s environmental factors have additional guidance on the development of EMPs. Refer to the relevant technical guidance in the EPA’s Framework for environmental considerations in EIA.

    This guidance does not cover the preparation of mine closure plans. Refer to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (DMIRS) Statutory Guideline for Mine Closure Plans and Mine Closure Plan Guidance - how to prepare in accordance with the Statutory Guidelines when preparing mine closure plans. These documents are available on the DMIRS website.

    These instructions set out the minimum requirements that the EPA needs to assess and/or approve the plan. Templates and examples are provided with the instructions to assist proponents and facilitate an efficient environmental impact assessment process. The EPA expects that proponents follow the supplied templates, unless otherwise agreed with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.