The Department of Environment Regulation (DER) is a government department of the State of Western Australia in the portfolio of the Minister for the Environment. DER has responsibility under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (the Act) for the licensing of prescribed premises. Permit holders are also reminded of the requirements in section 53 of the Act, which sets restrictions on making certain changes to prescribed premises, unless the changes are in accordance with a construction approval, permit, closure notice or environmental protection notice.
If your premises have been assessed under Part IV of the Act, you may have had conditions set by the Minister for the Environment. In addition, at the request of the licensee (Form P4 dated the frequency of groundwater monitoring was reduced from quarterly to six monthly and visual inspections of TSF from 12 hourly to weekly, while in C&M. AS/NZS 5667.1' means Australian Standard AS/NZS 5667.1 Water quality - Sampling - Guidelines for planning sampling programs, sampling techniques, and preservation and handling of samples;.
Licensee" means the person or organization identified as Licensee on page 1 of the License;. mg/L' means milligrams per liter;. NATA Accredited' means in relation to the analysis of a sample that the laboratory is NATA accredited for the specified analysis at the time of analysis;. Pledge' means the area defined in the Pledge Map in Attachment 1 and listed as the Pledge Address on page 1 of the License;.
Inspection of the following infrastructure:. i) embankments of the waste disposal facility; iv) pumping facilities; and (v) ponding on the surface of.
Ambient environmental quality monitoring
The license must keep a log of the TSF inspections, which must contain the following:. i) the date and time of the inspection and the name and signature of the person carrying out the inspection. ii) any seepage, spillage or leakage resulting from failure, including the date, approximate time, volume and area of land affected by the seepage, spillage or leakage; and. iii) record corrective actions taken to address any problems identified. The license holder must on a quarterly basis:. vi) record any changes in vegetation health or composition that may be induced by drainage.
- Reporting & notification forms
The report shall contain the information listed in Table 4.2.1 in the format or form specified in that table. Part A: As soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 pm on the next usual business day. These forms are for the initiator to report monitoring and other data required by the permit.
ANNUAL AUDIT COMPLIANCE REPORT PROFORMA SECTION A
The units of measurement used in the information provided under the requirements of Part A and Part B must be appropriate to the conditions of the emission. Date and time of monitoring Measures taken or intended to be taken to stop emissions. Measures that have been or will be taken to rectify, limit or prevent any pollution of the environment that has been or may be caused by the emission.
Partial Decision Document
Proponent: Fox Radio Hill Pty Ltd Licence: L7922/1989/5
1 Purpose of this Document
2 Administrative summary
3 Executive summary of proposal and assessment
At the request of the permit holder (form P4 dated, the monitoring frequency of visual inspections by TSF was changed from 12-hourly to weekly, while in C&M;. At the request of the permit holder (form P4 dated, the monitoring frequency of groundwater was reduced from quarterly) to six months, while in C&M; Where conditions have been added or removed from the existing licence, these have been justified in section 4.
4 Decision table
L2.1.1 has been added to the license to provide Fox's record and explore any descriptive or numerical limitations for Section 2 of the license. Irrigation of treated wastewater is considered a low risk to Radio Hill given the small size of the ČN, the current occupancy of the mine camp (3 . staff while in C&M), the location of the premises and the distance to the nearest sensitive receptor. As such, the irrigation of treated sewage at Radio Hill can be sufficiently regulated under section 49 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Fugitive dust emissions are considered to be low risk, given the location of the building and the distance from the nearest sensitive receptor, as such fugitive emissions can be adequately regulated under section 49 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. Fugitive odor emissions are considered to be low risk given the location of the premises and distance from the nearest sensitive receiver as such fugitive emissions may be adequately regulated under section 49 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. L3.1.2, L3.1.3 and L3.1.4 have been added to the License to provide definitions for monitoring frequency and ensure that monitoring equipment is properly calibrated.
DER, after visiting the premises on 13 October 2015 and taking into account that the TSFs are not in use, has determined that a weekly inspection frequency is sufficient to identify any potential environmental issues. At the request of the licensee (form P4 dated, the monitoring frequency for groundwater was reduced from quarterly to semi-annually. WHEREAS, after reviewing the groundwater monitoring report requested for improvement condition 39 in the previous license issue, determined that a 6. - the monthly monitoring frequency is sufficient to evaluate any change in groundwater quality.
Former condition 39 was removed as this improvement condition was adequately addressed by Fox in a report prepared by Stass Environmental, titled "Groundwater Quality and Contamination Source Assessment Report Radio Hill Nickel Project, WA" (August 2015). This report should include the most recent monitoring data and provide a comparison of that data with past results as described in the report prepared by Stass Environmental, entitled "Report on Assessment of Groundwater Quality and Sources of Contamination Radio Hill Nickel Project, WA" (August 2015). This extension will allow the licensee to prepare and submit the required reports and DER to then conduct an evaluation for the reissuance of the license without having the license lapse.
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