Why it matters

Public consultation on the draft Climate Change Assessment Requirements and draft Guide for Large Emitters

Under its Climate Change Policy and Action Plan, the EPA is taking further action to help the NSW Government achieve its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

We are consulting on the draft Climate Change Assessment Requirements and draft Greenhouse Gas Assessment Guide for Large Emitters which will require proponents to assess a proposed development’s greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation opportunities, both in the short-term and long-term.

It will apply to all new projects or significant modifications expected to have large greenhouse gas emissions. This includes coal mines, landfills, chemical manufacturers, and waste management facilities. These requirements will increase transparency of the greenhouse gas emissions for any new development proposal considered to have large greenhouse gas emissions.

Please read the documents and have your say

The Assessment Requirements and Guide will provide clarity for new proponents about the information the NSW EPA expects to see when a new development, or significant modification is being proposed. It will also provide the relevant consent authority with more robust and consistent information to better inform their decisions and provide greater transparency and certainty for NSW.

The consultation period will run for 6-weeks from Monday 20 May until 5pm Monday 1 July 2024.

Ways to have your say

Public consultation on the paper is now open.

You can provide your feedback by:

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