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Licence

Environmental Protection Act 1986, Part V

Licensee:

Water Corporation Licence: L6071/1991/10

Registered office: 629 Newcastle Street LEEDERVILLE WA 6007

Premises address: Kellerberrin Wastewater Treatment Plant Rason Street

KELLERBERRIN WA 6410

Being Lot 1 on Diagram 29615 and Lot 2 on Diagram 68517 as depicted in Schedule 1.

Issue date: Thursday, 20 November 2014 Commencement date: Monday, 1 December 2014 Expiry date: Saturday, 30 November 2019 Prescribed premises category

Schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 Category

number Category description

Category production or design capacity

Approved Premises production or design capacity

54

Sewage facility premises –

(a) on which sewage is treated (excluding septic tanks); or

(b) from which treated sewage is discharged onto land or into waters.

100 cubic metres or more per day

210 cubic metres per day

Conditions

This Licence is subject to the conditions set out in the attached pages.

Date signed: 21 April 2016 ...

Alan Kietzmann

Officer delegated under section 20 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

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Contents

Licence 1

Contents 2

Introduction 2

Licence conditions 4

1 General 4

2 Monitoring 6

3 Information 7

Schedule 1: Maps 10

Schedule 2: Reporting & notification forms 12

Introduction

This Introduction is not part of the Licence conditions.

DER’s industry licensing role

The Department of Environment Regulation (DER) is a government department for the state of Western Australia in the portfolio of the Minister for Environment. DER’s purpose is to advise on and implement strategies for a healthy environment for the benefit of all current and future Western Australians.

DER has responsibilities under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (the Act) for the licensing of prescribed premises. Through this process DER regulates to prevent, control and abate pollution and

environmental harm to conserve and protect the environment. DER also monitors and audits compliance with works approvals and licence conditions, takes enforcement action as appropriate and develops and

implements licensing and industry regulation policy.

Licence requirements

This Licence is issued under Part V of the Act. Conditions contained within the Licence relate to the prevention, reduction or control of emissions and discharges to the environment and to the monitoring and reporting of them.

Where other statutory instruments impose obligations on the Premises/Licensee the intention is not to replicate them in the licence conditions. You should therefore ensure that you are aware of all your statutory obligations under the Act and any other statutory instrument. Legislation can be accessed through the State Law Publisher website using the following link: http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/default.html For your Premises relevant statutory instruments include but are not limited to obligations under the:

Environmental Protection (Unauthorised Discharges) Regulations 2004 – these Regulations make it an offence to discharge certain materials such as contaminated stormwater into the environment other than in the circumstances set out in the Regulations.

Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 - these Regulations place obligations on you if you produce, accept, transport or dispose of controlled waste.

Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 – these Regulations require noise emissions from the Premises to comply with the assigned noise levels set out in the Regulations.

You must comply with your licence. Non-compliance with your licence is an offence and strict penalties exist for those who do not comply.

Licence holders are also reminded of the requirements of section 53 of the Act which places restrictions on making certain changes to prescribed premises unless the changes are in accordance with a works approval, licence, closure notice or environmental protection notice.

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Licence fees

If you have a licence that is issued for more than one year, you are required to pay an annual licence fee prior to the anniversary date of issue of your licence. Non payment of annual licence fees will result in your licence ceasing to have effect meaning that it will no longer be valid and you will need to apply for a new licence for your Premises.

Ministerial conditions

If your Premises has been assessed under Part IV of the Act you may have had conditions imposed by the Minister for Environment. You are required to comply with any conditions imposed by the Minister.

Premises description and Licence summary

The Kellerberrin WWTP is located approximately 500 m south of the Kellerberrin Town Site and is bounded by farmland. The closest residential receptor is located within the town-site. The site is not located within or near an environmentally sensitive area or within a drinking water supply area.

The Kellerberrin WWTP is licenced to treat up to 210 m3per day. The Kellerberrin WWTP consists of:

 one Imhoff Tank; and

 two secondary treatment ponds in parallel.

This plant does not directly discharge to land or water. The Shire of Kellerberrin takes 100% of the treated wastewater from the Kellerberrin WWTP for irrigating public space. The Shire storage dam is not part of the prescribed premises.

This licence has been amended to correct an administrative error (omission of Pond 2 in the Infrastructure Table 1.2.3) and updating formatting to align with DER licensing changes and requirements.

The licences and works approvals issued for the Premises since 25/09/2000 prior to issue of this Licence are:

Instrument log

Instrument Issued Description L6071/1991/4 25/9/2000 Licence reissue L6071/1991/5 22/10/2001 Licence re-issue L6071/1991/6 6/11/2002 Licence reissue L6071/1991/7 24/11/2003 Licence reissue L6071/1991/8 11/10/2004 Licence reissue L6071/1991/9 12/11/2009 Licence reissue

L6071/1991/10 20/11/2014 Licence reissue updated format

L6071/1991/10 21/04/2016 Administrative amendment

Severance

It is the intent of these Licence conditions that they shall operate so that, if a condition or a part of a condition is beyond the power of this Licence to impose, or is otherwise ultra vires or invalid, that condition or part of a condition shall be severed and the remainder of these conditions shall nevertheless be valid to the extent that they are within the power of this Licence to impose and are not otherwise ultra vires or invalid.

END OF INTRODUCTION

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Licence conditions

1 General

1.1 Interpretation

1.1.1 In the Licence, definitions from the Environmental Protection Act 1986 apply unless the contrary intention appears.

1.1.2 For the purposes of this Licence, unless the contrary intention appears:

‘Act’ means the Environmental Protection Act 1986;

‘annual period’ means the inclusive period from 1 July until 30 June in the following year;

‘AS/NZS 5667.1’ means the Australian Standard AS/NZS 5667.1 Water Quality – Sampling – Guidance of the Design of sampling programs, sampling techniques and the preservation and handling of samples;

‘AS/NZS 5667.10’ means the Australian Standard AS/NZS 5667.10 Water Quality – Sampling – Guidance on sampling of waste waters;

‘averaging period’ means the time over which a limit or target is measured or a monitoring result is obtained;

‘CEO’ means Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Environment Regulation;

‘CEO’ for the purpose of correspondence means:

Chief Executive Officer

Department Administering the Environmental Protection Act 1986 Locked Bag 33

CLOISTERS SQUARE WA 6850 Email: [email protected]

‘freeboard’ means the distance between the maximum water surface elevations and the top of retaining banks or structures at their lowest point.

‘Licence’ means this Licence numbered L6071/1991/10 and issued under the Act;

‘Licensee’ means the person or organisation named as Licensee on page 1 of the Licence;

‘NATA’ means the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia;

‘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 the analysis;

‘Premises’ means the area defined in the Premises Map in Schedule 1 and listed as the Premises address on page 1 of the Licence;

process equipment’ means any wastewater or sludge containment infrastructure or wastewater treatment vessel;

‘quarterly’ means the four inclusive periods from 1 April to 30 June, 1 July to 30 September, 1 October to 31 December and in the following year, 1 January to 31 March;

‘Schedule 1’ means Schedule 1 of this Licence unless otherwise stated;

‘Schedule 2’ means Schedule 2 of this Licence unless otherwise stated;

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‘spot sample’ means a discrete sample representative at the time and place at which the sample is taken;

and

‘wastewater treatment vessels’ means any vessel or tank containment infrastructure associated with the treatment of wastewater.

1.1.3 Any reference to an Australian or other standard in the Licence means the relevant parts of the standard in force from time to time during the term of this Licence.

1.1.4 Any reference to a guideline or code of practice in the Licence means the current version of the guideline or code of practice in force from time to time, and shall include any amendments or replacements to that guidelines or code of practice made during the term of this Licence.

1.2 Premises operation

1.2.1 The Licensee shall record and investigate the exceedance of any descriptive or numerical limit, and/or target in this section.

1.2.2 The Licensee shall only allow waste to be accepted on to the Premises if:

(a) it is of a type listed in Table 1.2.1; and

(b) the quantity accepted is below any limit listed in Table 1.2.1; and (c) it meets any specification listed in Table 1.2.1

Table 1.2.1: Waste acceptance

Waste Waste Code Quantity Limit Specification1

Sewage N/A 210 m3/day Accepted through sewer inflow(s) only

Septage wastes (Sewage) – domestic wastes from apparatus for the treatment of sewage

K210 N/A Tankered into the premises and discharged via the Pump Station receivable point.

Note 1: Additional requirements for the acceptance of controlled waste are set out in the Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004.

1.2.3 The Licensee shall ensure that the wastes accepted onto the Premises are only subjected to the process(es) set out in Table 1.2.2 and in accordance with any process requirements described in that table.

Table 1.2.2: Waste processing

Waste type Process Process requirements

Sewage

Separation of solids by passing through Imhoff tank.

and

Physical and biological treatment

None specified

Treatment of sewage waste shall be at or below the treatment capacity of 210m3/day.

Sewage sludge and waste activated sludge

Sludge treatment and Storage None specified

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1.2.4 The Licensee shall ensure that waste material is only stored and/or treated within vessels or compounds provided with the infrastructure detailed in Table 1.2.3.

Table 1.2.3: Containment infrastructure

Vessel or compound Material Requirements

Imhoff tank Solids Treatment in sludge treatment tank

Pond 1 Wastewater Clay lined to a permeability of less than 10-9 m/s or equivalent

Pond 2 Wastewater Clay lined to a permeability of less than 10-9 m/s or equivalent

Sludge treatment tanks

Sewage

sludge Impermeable receptacle or storage chamber

Sewage sludge compound

Sewage sludge

Temporary or permanent infrastructure to consist of a bunded hardstand or lined area (lined to achieve a permeability of less than 10-9 m/s or equivalent), capable of preventing surface run-off of leachate and sludge and which includes a leachate collection system

1.2.5 The Licensee shall manage all wastewater treatment ponds such that:

(a) overtopping of the ponds does not occur; and

(b) a freeboard equal to, or greater than, 300mm is maintained;

(c) the integrity of the containment infrastructure is maintained; and

(d) trapped overflows are maintained on the outlet of ponds to prevent carry-over of surface floating matter; and

(e) vegetation and floating debris (emergent or otherwise) are prevented from growing or accumulating onto pond surfaces.

1.2.6 The Licensee shall:

(a) implement security measures at the site to prevent as far as is practical unauthorised access to the site; and

(b) undertake regular inspections of all security measures and repair damage as soon as practicable; and

(c) ensure the entrance gates are closed and locked when the site is closed or unmanned.

2 Monitoring

2.1 General monitoring

2.1.1 The licensee shall ensure that:

(a) all water samples are collected and preserved in accordance with AS/NZS 5667.1;

(b) all wastewater sampling is conducted in accordance with AS/NZS 5667.10;

(c) all surface water sampling is conducted in accordance with AS/NZS 5667.4, AS/NZS 5667.6 or AS/NZS 5667.9 as relevant; and

(d) all laboratory samples are submitted to and tested by a laboratory with current NATA accreditation for the parameters being measured [unless indicated otherwise in the relevant table].

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2.2 Monitoring of inputs and outputs

2.2.1 The Licensee shall undertake the monitoring in Table 2.2.1 according to the specifications in that table.

Table 2.2.1: Monitoring of inputs and outputs Input/Output Monitoring

point reference

Parameter Units Averaging period

Frequency

Sewage - Inlet Flow Inflow meter (M1)

Volumetric flow rate (cumulative)

m3/day Monthly Continuous

Treated wastewater discharged to Shire storage for irrigation

Outflow meter (M2)

Volumetric flow rate (cumulative)

m3/day Monthly Quarterly

2.3 Process monitoring

2.3.1 The Licensee shall undertake the monitoring in Table 2.3.1 according to the specifications in that table.

Table 2.3.1: Process monitoring Monitoring

point reference and location

Process description

Parameter Units Averaging period

Frequency Method

Pond 1 & 2 (SP

Kellerberrin final effluent discharge)

Discharge from wastewater treatment plant to Shire storage dam/pond

Volumetric flow rate (cumulative)

L/s or

m3/day Monthly Continuous None specified Biochemical

Oxygen Demand

mg/L

Spot

sample Quarterly None specified Total Nitrogen

Total Phosphorus

Escherichia Coli 100cfu/100 ml

pH

Note 1: In-field non-NATA accredited analysis permitted.

3 Information

3.1 Records

3.1.1 All information and records required by the Licence shall:

(a) be legible;

(b) if amended, be amended in such a way that the original and subsequent amendments remain legible or are capable of retrieval;

(c) except for records listed in 3.1.1(d) be retained for at least 6 years from the date the records were made or until the expiry of the Licence or any subsequent licence; and

(d) for those following records, be retained until the expiry of the Licence and any subsequent licence:

(i) off-site environmental effects; or

(ii) matters which affect the condition of the land or waters.

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3.1.2 The Licensee shall complete an Annual Audit Compliance Report indicating the extent to which the Licensee has complied with the conditions of the Licence, and any previous licence issued under Part V of the Act for the Premises for the previous annual period.

3.1.3 The Licensee shall implement a complaints management system that as a minimum records the number and details of complaints received concerning the environmental impact of the activities undertaken at the Premises and any action taken in response to the complaint.

3.2 Reporting

3.2.1 The Licensee shall submit to the CEO an Annual Environmental Report by 1 September each year.

The report shall contain the information listed in Table 3.2.1 in the format or form specified in that table.

Table 3.2.1: Annual Environmental Report Condition or table

(if relevant)

Parameter Format or form1

- Summary of any failure or malfunction of any pollution control equipment and any environmental incidents that have occurred during the annual period and any action taken

None specified

Table 1.2.2 Summary of any treatment capacity target exceedances and any action taken.

None specified

Table 2.3.1

Process monitoring results and contaminant loading (kg/day and kg/ha/day – monthly average and total annual loading kg/yr to Shire dam for irrigating sports ovals parameters monitored in Table 2.3.1 (except pH and E.coli)

None specified

Monitoring of inputs and outputs None specified Table 2.2.1

Methodology and calculations used to estimate the daily volumetric flow rate of treated wastewater pumped to Shire storage.

None specified

Process monitoring None specified

3.1.3

Compliance Annual Audit

Compliance Report (AACR)

3.1.3 Complaints summary None specified

Note 1: Forms are in Schedule 2

3.2.2 The Licensee shall ensure that the Annual Environmental Report also contains:

(a) any relevant process, production or operational data recorded under condition 2.3.1; and (b) an assessment of the information contained within the report against previous monitoring

results and Licence limits and/or targets.

3.2.3 The Licensee shall submit the information in Table 3.2.2 to the CEO at the Contact Address according to the specifications in that table.

Table 3.2.2: Non-annual reporting requirements Condition or

table (if relevant)

Parameter Reporting

period

Reporting date (after end of the reporting period)

Format or form

Table 1.2.2 Capacity exceedances Six monthly 28 calendar days None specified

- Copies of original

monitoring reports submitted to the Licensee by third parties

Not Applicable

Within 14 days of the CEOs request

As received by the Licensee from third parties

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3.3 Notification requirements

3.3.1 The Licensee shall ensure that the parameters listed in Table 3.3.1 are notified to the CEO at the Contact Address and in accordance with the notification requirements of the table.

Table 33.1: Notification requirements Condition

or table (if relevant)

Parameter Notification requirement1 Format

or form2

- -

Taking process equipment offline for maintenance works that may result in increased odour emissions

No less than 72 hours in advance of works

None specified 1.2.1 Breach of any limit specified

in the Licence

Part A: As soon as practicable but no later than 5pm of the next working day Part B: As soon as practicable

N1 -

Any failure or malfunction of any pollution control

equipment or any incident, which has caused, is causing or may cause pollution

Note 1: No notification requirement in the Licence shall negate the requirement to comply with s72 of the Act.

Note 2: Forms are in Schedule 2

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Schedule 1: Maps

Premises map

The Premises is shown in the map below. The pink line depicts the Premises boundary.

Lot 1 on Diagram 29615 and Lot 2 on Diagram 68517, Rason Street, Kellerberrin

Entrance

Discharge point to Shire Storage Dam

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Kellerberrin WWTP Layout map showing sampling and monitoring point locations.

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Schedule 2: Reporting & notification forms

These forms are provided for the proponent to report monitoring and other data required by the Licence. They can be requested in an electronic format.

ANNUAL AUDIT COMPLIANCE REPORT PROFORMA SECTION A

LICENCE DETAILS

Licence Number: Licence File Number:

Company Name:

Trading as:

ABN:

Reporting period:

___________________ to ___________________

STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH LICENCE CONDITIONS

1. Were all conditions of the Licence complied with within the reporting period? (please tick the appropriate box)

Yes

□ Please proceed to Section C

No

□ Please proceed to Section B

Each page must be initialled by the person(s) who signs Section C of this Annual Audit Compliance Report (AACR).

Initial:

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SECTION B

DETAILS OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH LICENCE CONDITION.

Please use a separate page for each Licence condition that was not complied with.

a) Licence condition not complied with:

b) Date(s) when the non compliance occurred, if applicable:

c) Was this non compliance reported to DER?:

Yes

Reported to DER verbally Date ___________

Reported to DER in writing Date ___________

No

d) Has DER taken, or finalised any action in relation to the non compliance?:

e) Summary of particulars of the non compliance, and what was the environmental impact:

f) If relevant, the precise location where the non compliance occurred (attach map or diagram):

g) Cause of non compliance:

h) Action taken, or that will be taken to mitigate any adverse effects of the non compliance:

i) Action taken or that will be taken to prevent recurrence of the non compliance:

Each page must be initialled by the person(s) who signs Section C of this AACR Initial:

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SECTION C

SIGNATURE AND CERTIFICATION

This Annual Audit Compliance Report (AACR) may only be signed by a person(s) with legal authority to sign it. The ways in which the AACR must be signed and certified, and the people who may sign the statement, are set out below.

Please tick the box next to the category that describes how this AACR is being signed. If you are uncertain about who is entitled to sign or which category to tick, please contact the licensing officer for your premises.

If the licence holder is The Annual Audit Compliance Report must be signed and certified:

An individual

by the individual licence holder, or

by a person approved in writing by the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Environment Regulation to sign on the licensee's behalf.

A firm or other unincorporated company

by the principal executive officer of the licensee; or

by a person with authority to sign on the licensee's behalf who is approved in writing by the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Environment Regulation.

A corporation

by affixing the common seal of the licensee in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001; or

by two directors of the licensee; or

by a director and a company secretary of the licensee, or

if the licensee is a proprietary company that has a sole director who is also the sole company secretary – by that director, or

by the principal executive officer of the licensee; or

by a person with authority to sign on the licensee's behalf who is approved in writing by the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Environment Regulation.

A public authority (other than a local government)

by the principal executive officer of the licensee; or

by a person with authority to sign on the licensee's behalf who is approved in writing by the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Environment Regulation.

a local government □

by the chief executive officer of the licensee; or by affixing the seal of the local government.

It is an offence under section 112 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 for a person to give information on this form that to their knowledge is false or misleading in a material particular. There is a maximum penalty of $50,000 for an individual or body corporate.

I/We declare that the information in this annual audit compliance report is correct and not false or misleading in a material particular.

SIGNATURE: ________________________

NAME:

(printed) _____________________________

POSITION: __________________________

DATE: ______/_______/________________

SIGNATURE: ________________________

NAME:

(printed) _____________________________

POSITION: __________________________

DATE: ______/_______/________________

SEAL (if signing under seal)

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Environmental Protection Act 1986 Page 15 of 16 Licence: L6071/1991/10 Licensee: Water Corporation

Form: N1 Date of breach:

Notification of detection of the breach of a limit.

These pages outline the information that the operator must provide.

Units of measurement used in information supplied under Part A and B requirements shall be appropriate to the circumstances of the emission. Where appropriate, a comparison should be made of actual emissions and authorised emission limits.

Part A

Licence Number

Name of operator Water Corporation

Location of Premises

Time and date of the detection

Notification requirements for the breach of a limit Emission point reference/ source

Parameter(s) Limit

Measured value

Date and time of monitoring Measures taken, or intended to be taken, to stop the emission

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Part B

Any more accurate information on the matters for notification under Part A.

Measures taken, or intended to be taken, to prevent a recurrence of the incident.

Measures taken, or intended to be taken, to rectify, limit or prevent any pollution of the environment which has been or may be caused by the emission.

The dates of any previous N1 notifications for the Premises in the preceding 24 months.

Name Post

Signature on behalf of

Date

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Decision Document

Environmental Protection Act 1986, Part V

Proponent: Water Corporation Licence: L6071/1991/10

Registered office: 629 Newcastle Street LEEDERVILLE WA 6007

Premises address: Kellerberrin Wastewater Treatment Plant Rason Street

KELLERBERRIN WA 6410

Being Lot 1 on Diagram 29615 and Lot 2 on Diagram 68517 Issue date: Thursday, 20 November 2014

Commencement date: Monday, 1 December 2014 Expiry date: Saturday, 30 November 2019

Decision

Based on the assessment detailed in this document the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) CEO delegated officer, has decided to amend this licence. The delegated officer considers that in reaching this decision, he has taken into account all relevant considerations and its conditions will ensure that an appropriate level of environmental protection is provided.

Decision Document prepared by: Rebecca Griffiths Licensing Officer

Decision Document authorised by: Alan Kietzmann Delegated Officer

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Contents

Decision Document 1

Contents 2

1 Purpose of this Document 2

2 Administrative summary 3

3 Executive summary of proposal and assessment 4

4 Decision table 5

5 Advertisement and consultation table 8

6 Risk Assessment 9

1 Purpose of this Document

This decision document explains how the DER delegated officer has assessed and determined the application and provides a record of DER’s decision-making process and how relevant factors have been taken into account. Stakeholders should note that this document is limited to DER’s

assessment and decision making under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. Other approvals may be required for the proposal, and it is the proponent’s responsibility to ensure they have all relevant approvals for their Premises.

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2 Administrative summary

Administrative details

Application type

Works Approval New Licence Licence amendment

Works Approval amendment Activities that cause the premises to become

prescribed premises Category number(s) Assessed design

capacity

54 210 m3 per day

Application verified Application fee paid

Date: N/A Date: N/A Works Approval has been complied with

Compliance Certificate received

Yes No N/A

Yes No N/A

Commercial-in-confidence claim Yes No

Commercial-in-confidence claim outcome

Is the proposal a Major Resource Project? Yes No Was the proposal referred to the Environmental

Protection Authority (EPA) under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986?

Yes No

Referral decision No:

Managed under Part V Assessed under Part IV Is the proposal subject to Ministerial Conditions? Yes No

Ministerial statement No:

EPA Report No:

Does the proposal involve a discharge of waste into a designated area (as defined in section 57 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986)?

Yes No

Department of Water consulted Yes No Is the Premises within an Environmental Protection Policy (EPP) Area Yes No

Is the Premises subject to any EPP requirements? Yes No

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3 Executive summary of proposal and assessment

Water Corporation operates the Kellerberrin Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) under the Environmental Protection Licence L6071/1991/10. The WWTP is located approximately 500 m south of the Kellerberrin Town Site and is bounded by farmland. The closest residential receptor is located within the town-site. The site is not located within or near an environmentally sensitive area or within a drinking water supply area.

The Kellerberrin WWTP is licensed to treat up to 210 m3 per day. The average daily inflow to the plant for the 2013/14 reporting period was 118.5 m3/day.

The Kellerberrin WWTP consists of:

 one Imhoff Tank; and

 two secondary treatment ponds in parallel.

This plant does not directly discharge to land or water. Secondary treated wastewater is discharged to the Shire of Kellerberrin storage dam. The Shire takes 100% of the treated wastewater from the Kellerberrin WWTP for irrigating public open space. The Shire storage dam is not part of the prescribed premises.

This partial decision document considers the amendment is for an administrative change to include the existing Pond 2 onto the licence and align the licence with the new DER licensing requirements.

Emissions and discharges have not been reassessed in this decision document, unless specified in the table below.

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4 Decision table

All applications are assessed in line with the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 and DER’s Operational Procedure on Assessing Emissions and Discharges from Prescribed Premises. Where other references have been used in making the decision they are detailed in the decision document.

DECISION TABLE Works

Approval / Licence section

Condition number L= Licence

Justification (including risk description & decision methodology where relevant) Reference documents

Interpretation L1.1.2 Some definitions in the licence have been removed as they were related to previous conditions of the licence and are no longer used. The definition of CEO for the purpose of correspondence has been amended to reflect DER’s updated contact details.

N/A

General conditions

L1.2.1 – 1.2.6 Condition L1.2.1 of the previous licence has been moved from the ‘General Conditions’

section as these reflect existing requirements under provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Condition L1.2.2 of the previous licence required the licensee to maintain all pollution control equipment and monitoring equipment to the manufacturer’s specifications. The condition does not specify specific pollution control equipment or monitoring equipment onsite. Therefore this requirement is not applicable and has been removed from the licence.

Condition L1.2.3 of the previous licence required the licensee to store onsite environmentally hazardous materials in accordance with the ‘Code of Practice for Storage and Handling of Dangerous Goods’ published by the Department of Mines and Petroleum, 2010. No environmentally hazardous goods are stored on site in significant quantities and therefore this requirement is not applicable and has been removed from the licence.

Condition L1.2.4 of the previous licence required the licensee to recover and remove spills of environmentally hazardous materials. It is considered that this condition can be

Environmental Protection (Unauthorised Discharge) Regulations 2004

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Works Approval / Licence section

Condition number L= Licence

Justification (including risk description & decision methodology where relevant) Reference documents

managed under the Environmental Protection (Unauthorised Discharge) Regulations 2004. Therefore this condition has been removed.

Condition 1.2.5 of the previous licence related to the prevention of stormwater becoming contaminated. This condition has been removed from the licence as the condition was unclear and did not specify what stormwater infrastructure was required.

As there are no longer any conditions in the ‘General Condition’ section, this section has been removed.

Premises operation

L1.3.4 In Table 1.3.3 Containment Infrastructure, Pond 2 has been included as it was missed due to an administrative error in the previous licence.

Amendment supporting documentation Emissions

general

L2.1.1 Condition 2.1.1 of the previous licence required the licensee to investigate an exceedance of any emission conditions. However, there were no conditions in that section to investigate. Therefore, this condition has been removed from the licence.

Section 2 in the previous licence has been removed and the Monitoring section is consequently renumbered as section 2.

N/A

Point source emissions to air, land, surface water and ground water including monitoring

L2.2-2.4 There were no conditions in the previous licence related to point source emissions to air, land, surface water or groundwater. Therefore, this section has been removed from the licence.

N/A

Fugitive emissions

L2.5 There were no conditions in the previous licence related to fugitive emissions.

Therefore, this section has been removed from the licence.

N/A Odour and

Noise

L2.6–2.7 There were no conditions in the previous licence related to odour and noise emissions.

Therefore, this section has been removed from the licence.

N/A

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Works Approval / Licence section

Condition number L= Licence

Justification (including risk description & decision methodology where relevant) Reference documents

Monitoring of point source and fugitive emissions

L3.2-3.5 There were no conditions in the previous licence related to the monitoring of point source and fugitive emissions. Therefore, this section has been removed from the licence.

N/A

Process monitoring

L3.7.1 Table 3.7.1 Process Monitoring did not include Pond 2 due to an administrative error.

Pond 2 has now been included into the licence.

N/A

Ambient quality and meteorological monitoring

L3.8-3.9 There were no conditions in the previous licence related to ambient quality and

meteorological monitoring. Therefore, this section has been removed from the licence.

N/A

Improvements L4 There were no conditions in the previous licence related to improvements. Therefore, this section has been removed from the licence.

N/A Information L5.1.2 Condition L5.1.2 of the previous licence required the licensee to ensure that the person

in charge of the premises is aware of the conditions of licence. Knowledge does not ensure compliance with the licence. Therefore this requirement is not applicable and has been removed from the licence.

N/A

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5 Advertisement and consultation table

Date Event Comments received/Notes How comments were taken into

consideration 17/03/2016 Proponent sent a copy of draft

instrument

No comments received within the 21-day comment period.

Proposed amendment finalised.

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6 Risk Assessment

Note: This matrix is taken from the DER Corporate Policy Statement No. 07 - Operational Risk Management

Table 1: Emissions Risk Matrix

References

Related documents

CONDITIONS OF LICENCE Environmental Protection Act 1986 LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113 Table 1: Ambient air monitoring requirements Column 1 Column