Why it matters

Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2022

In April 2022, the EPA concluded consultation with the community, local councils and licensees on the draft regulation.

Final Regulation and Submissions Report

Changes proposed in the draft Regulation were detailed in the Regulatory Impact Statement. Those changes and others were further considered after receiving feedback on the draft Regulation. The Submissions Report summarises the submissions received during consultation and the EPA’s response to issues raised. The final Regulation can be found here.

Further information about the POEO General Regulation 2022 is available on the EPA’s website at https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/poeogeneralreg2022. This includes frequently asked questions and webpages detailing the new licence application fee and changes to the regulation of extractive activities.

Public consultation on the draft POEO General Regulation 2022 is now closed.

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Please note, your feedback on draft POEO (General) Regulation 2022 may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (the EPA) must comply with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Visit the EPA’s privacy page and the Privacy Policy for further information on its online consultation platform.

The EPA may publish all or part of your feedback on its website, on its online consultation platform or in a consultation report. In providing us with your feedback, you consent to the EPA publishing all or part of your submission. If you would like all or part of your feedback to be withheld from publication, please let us know when making your feedback.

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