Why it matters
Regulating contaminated land management
The draft regulation supports improved practices to prevent, manage and remediate contaminated land under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
The NSW Environment Protection Authority consulted on the draft regulation and regulatory impact statement, with the community and contaminated land management professionals, including site auditors, peak industry bodies and local councils before finalising the draft regulation.
Your views on the minor amendments proposed in the draft regulation were highly valued and informed the development of the final regulation. The regulation has now been finalised and is available at the NSW Legislation website here.
We asked for your feedback on the minor amendments proposed in the draft regulation, which include:
Requiring the EPA’s financial assurance policy and guidelines to be observed including by the EPA and anyone required to provide a financial assurance under the CLM Act.
Enabling the EPA to waive or refund site auditor accreditation fees in certain circumstances.
Requiring additional details about site audits to be included in site auditor annual returns to the EPA.
Increasing the amounts payable for certain penalty notice offences under the CLM Act to align with the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
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Public consultation on the draft Contaminated Land Management regulation is now closed. Thanks for your feedback.
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