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LICENCE FOR PRESCRIBED PREMISES Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

Issue Date: Thursday, 21 May 2015 Commencement Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 LICENSEE

Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd Level 22, Central Park 152-158 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6000

ACN: 107 216 535 PREMISES

Dampier Port Operations

Lease Number L3116/3469, L3116/3807, L3116/3471, L3116/5503, L3116/5552 and L3116/4596

BURRUP WA 6714

(as depicted in Attachment 1)

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

5 Processing or

beneficiation of metallic or non-metallic ore

50,000 tonnes or more per year

160,000,000 tonnes per annual period

58 Bulk material loading or unloading

100 tonnes or more per day

160,000,000 tonnes per annual period

61A Solid waste facility 1,000 tonnes or more per year

1,300 tonnes per annual period

73 Bulk storage of

chemicals, etc

1,000 cubic metres in aggregate

107,000 cubic metres in aggregate

CONDITIONS

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

Date signed: 19 May 2016

_____________________________

Officer delegated under section 20 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

DEFINITIONS

In these conditions of licence, unless inconsistent with the text or subject matter:

‘Act’ means the Environmental Protection Act 1986;

‘annual period’ means the inclusive period from 1 January to 31 December in the same year;

‘AS 3580.9.8' means Australian Standard AS 3580.9.8 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Determination of suspended particulate matter - PM10 continuous direct mass method using a tapered element oscillating microbalance analyser;

‘AS 3580.14’ means the Australian Standard AS 3580.14 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air - Meteorological monitoring for ambient air quality monitoring applications;

Australian Standard 1940-2004’ means the most recent version and the relevant parts of the Australian Standard for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids;

‘Australian Standard 5667’ means the most recent version and the relevant parts of the Australian and New Zealand series of guidance standards on Water Quality Sampling;

‘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];

‘contaminated stormwater’ means stormwater runoff that has come into contact with pollutants such as oil and grease, petroleum hydrocarbons, process wastes or materials, spills, sediment, gross solids/litter etc, and is carrying or potentially carrying such material;

‘EBAM’ means electronic beta attenuation monitor;

‘Licence’ means this Licence number L6951/1997/13 and issued under the Act;

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

‘µg/m3 means micrograms per cubic metre;

‘mg/L’ means milligrams per litre;

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

‘PM10 means particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less or equal to 10 micrometres;

‘quarterly’ means the 4 inclusive periods from 1 January to 31 March, 1 April to 30 June, 1

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

‘six monthly’ means the 2 inclusive periods from 1 January to 30 June and 1 July to 31 December in the same year;

‘Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater’ means the most recent edition of the ‘Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater’ as published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), generally abbreviated to APHA- AWWA-WEF;

‘TEOM’ means tapered element oscillating microbalance which is an automated continuous particle (dust) monitor that can report ambient dust levels at short intervals and can be fitted with size-selective heads to sample for PM10 or PM2.5, hence can be used for active dust management; and

‘TSP’ means total suspended particulates.

CONDITIONS

1 The Licensee shall operate, maintain and calibrate all dust control equipment to the manufacturer’s specifications or any relevant and effective internal management system.

2 The Licensee shall only operate the Mobile Screening Plant at the locations on the premises depicted in Attachment 5, in accordance with the Iron Ore (WA) Mobile Crushing & Screening Management Plan (RTIO-HSE-0235877).

DUST MANAGEMENT

3 The Licensee shall take measures to prevent the generation of visible dust from materials handling operations, stockpiles, mobile screening plant operations, open areas and transport activities. Such measures may include, but are not limited to:

(a) maintaining stockpiles in a damp condition;

(b) sealing non-working faces to prevent dust lift off;

(c) spraying surfaces with water;

(d) sealing surfaces with chemical dust suppressants; and (e) rehabilitation of disturbed areas.

4 The Licensee shall maintain installed dust collection and dust control systems including:

(a) coverings on conveyors, transfer points and discharge points;

(b) skirtings; and (c) dust filters

as measures to prevent the generation of visible dust from the premises.

AIR MONITORING CONDITIONS

5 The Licensee shall conduct ambient air monitoring at the locations listed in column 1 of Table 1 and depicted in Attachment 2, using the corresponding monitoring techniques, sample frequency and methodology in columns 2, 3 and 5 respectively of Table 1, to measure the corresponding parameters in column 4 of Table 1.

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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 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Monitoring Location

(Attachment 2)

Monitoring Technique

Frequency Parameter (µg/m3)

Methodology

Dampier Primary School (Dampier Central)

TEOM 10 minutes PM10 AS 3580.9.8 24 hours

Karratha TEOM 10 minutes PM10 AS 3580.9.8

24 hours

6 The Licensee shall, upon becoming aware that the concentration of the parameter stated in column 4 of Table 2 exceeds the target stated in column 5 of Table 2, at the location stated in column 1 of Table 2 when using the monitoring techniques and sample frequency in columns 2 and 3 respectively of Table 2 and is attributable to the Licensee’s Port Operations, investigate and provide a written exceedance report to the CEO within 5 business days.

Table 2: Ambient air quality target

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Monitoring Location Monitoring

Technique

Frequency Parameter Target (µg/m3)

King Bay EBAM 24 hour TSP 150

Dampier Primary School (Dampier Central)

TEOM 24 hours PM10 50

7 The written exceedance report required by condition 6 shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) The date and time the exceedance was recorded;

(b) The period over which the exceedance occurred;

(c) The cause of the exceedance;

(d) Justification for any conclusions including analysis of real time TEOM data from other monitoring locations in Attachment 2, regional influences and background (Bureau of Meteorology) monitoring locations;

(e) The corrective action taken or planned to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence if appropriate, including a timeline for implementation;

(f) The number of exceedances in that annual period; and

(g) Actions taken to progress towards meeting the target of zero (0) exceedances attributable to Dampier Port Operations.

8 The Licensee shall undertake the meteorological monitoring at the location listed in column 1 of Table 3 for the parameters and units specified in columns 2 and 3 of Table 3 using the methodology in column 4 of Table 3.

Table 3: Meteorological monitoring

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4

Monitoring station (Attachment 2) Parameter Units Method Wind speed km/hr

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

LIQUID CHEMICAL STORAGE

9 The Licensee shall store environmentally hazardous chemicals including fuel, oil or other hydrocarbons (where the total volume of each substance stored on the premises exceeds 250 litres) within low permeability (10-9 metres per second or less) compound(s) designed to contain not less than 110% of the volume of the largest storage vessel or inter-connected system, and at least 25% of the total volume of substances stored in the compound.

10 The compound(s) described in condition 9 shall:

(a) Be graded or include a sump to allow recovery of liquid;

(b) Be chemically resistant to the substances stored;

(c) Include valves, pumps and meters associated with transfer operations wherever practical. Otherwise the equipment shall be adequately protected (eg. bollards) and contained in an area designed to permit recovery of chemicals released following accidents or vandalism;

(d) Be designed such that jetting from any storage vessel or fitting will be captured within the bunded area [see for example Australian Standard 1940-2004 Section 5.8.3 (h)];

(e) Be designed such that chemicals which may react dangerously if they come into contact, are in separate bunds in the same compound or in different compounds; and

(f) Be controlled such that the capacity of the bund is maintained at all times (eg.

regular inspection and pumping of trapped uncontaminated rain water).

11 The Licensee shall as soon as practicable recover, or remove and dispose of, any liquid resulting from spills or leaks of chemicals including fuel, oil or other hydrocarbons, whether inside or outside the low permeability compound(s).

WASTE MANAGEMENT FROM ANCILLARY OPERATIONS

12 The Licensee shall utilise and maintain as appropriate protective bunding, skimmers, silt traps, neutralisation pits, fuel and oil traps, drains and sealed collection sumps around the process plant, maintenance workshops and laboratories to enable recovery of spillages and protection of surrounding soils and groundwater.

13 The Licensee shall utilise measures or agents such as quick break detergents, to prevent oil-water emulsions from passing through the separator systems.

OILY AND SOLVENT WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

14 The Licensee shall maintain a wastewater treatment system for oily and solvent wastewater, such that uncontaminated stormwater is prevented from entering the system.

IRON ORE SPILLAGE

15 The Licensee shall take practicable measures to prevent the discharge of any material into the marine environment during loading, unloading, cleaning or any other operations occurring within the premises.

16 The Licensee may remove excess iron ore fines spillage from under the 5E conveyor, which cannot be removed mechanically, by washing the area down, ensuring:

(a) wash down occurs near high tide;

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

(b) wash down is undertaken in stages; and (c) wash down is conducted during daylight hours.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

17 The Licensee shall ensure that the premises is drained such that contaminated stormwater is retained on the premises to allow treatment for sediment and total recoverable hydrocarbon content prior to discharge off the premises.

18 The Licensee shall ensure that sedimentation basins are maintained at each point of discharge from the premises such that there is sufficient retention time within the basin to reduce suspended solids prior to discharge of waters offsite.

SURFACE WATER - DISCHARGE OUTFALL

19 The Licensee shall ensure that the concentration of total recoverable hydrocarbons in waters discharged from the premises does not exceed 15 mg/L.

WATER MONITORING

20 The Licensee shall, on a monthly basis, measure and record in cubic metres, the cumulative volumes of waters discharged from the following discharge points as depicted in Attachment 3:

(a) HIP1;

(b) HIP2;

(c) HIP3;

(d) HIP4;

(e) HIP5;

(f) HIP6;

(g) HIP7;

(h) HIP10;

(i) HIP11; and (j) HIP12.

The recorded monthly volumes for each discharge point shall be presented in the Annual Environmental Report.

21 The Licensee shall take representative water samples from the monitoring sites shown in column 1 of Table 4, at the frequencies stated in column 2 of Table 4, and have them analysed for the parameters listed in column 3 of Table 4 and present this information in the Annual Environmental Report.

Table 4: Water monitoring schedule

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

Monitoring site(s) (Attachment 3)

Sampling Frequency

Parameters to be measured

 HIP1;

 HIP2;

 HIP3;

 HIP4;

 HIP5;

Quarterly when flowing (or from a

representative sample

location for the

pH (pH units)

Total Dissolved Solids (mg/L) Total Suspended Solids (mg/L)

Total Recoverable Hydrocarbons (mg/L) Chemical Oxygen Demand (mg/L), Surfactants (mg/L)

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

 HIP10;

 HIP11; and

 HIP12

monitoring site)

SOLID WASTE FACILITY (LANDFARM)

22 The Licensee shall ensure the landfarm is contained such that:

(a) the ingress of uncontaminated stormwater is prevented; and

(b) any runoff from the treatment cells is directed to the evaporation pond.

23 The Licensee shall manage the landfarm by:

(a) maintaining a suitable soil thickness;

(b) conducting soil aeration at least monthly, where practicable; and

(c) maintaining an appropriate moisture content and nutrient level within the soil which sustains biological activity.

24 The Licensee shall provide the following information relating to the landfarm, in the Annual Environmental Report:

(a) annual volume of contaminated soil treated;

(b) tillage frequencies; and

(c) average monthly nutrient application rate.

GROUNDWATER MONITORING

25 The Licensee shall take representative water samples from the monitoring sites shown in column 1 of Table 5, at the frequencies stated in column 2 of Table 5, and have analysed for the parameters listed in column 3 of Table 5 and present this information in the Annual Environmental Report including a comparison against previous years’ data.

Table 5: Landfarm groundwater sampling schedule Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Monitoring sites

(Attachment 4)

Frequency Parameters

MB1

(Coordinates: 471,592E, 7,7155,78N)

MB2

(Coordinates: 471,667E, 7,7155,58N)

MB3

(Coordinates: 471,621E, 7,715,511N)

Six monthly pH (pH units)

Total Dissolved Solids (mg/L) Total Suspended Solids (mg/L)

Total Recoverable Hydrocarbons (mg/L) Chemical Oxygen Demand (mg/L), Surfactants (mg/L)

Metals (mg/L) - Pb, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Zn, As, Hg, Cd and Cr

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

IMPROVEMENT CONDITIONS

26 The Licensee shall complete the improvements detailed in column 1 of Table 6 by the date of completion stated in column 2 of Table 6.

Table 6: Improvement program

Column 1 Column 2

Improvement Date of completion

The Licensee shall provide to the CEO an Air Quality Monitoring Plan for the premises. The Air Quality Monitoring Plan shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) A clearly labelled map of the premises showing proposed air quality monitoring sites at the premises and two ambient monitoring locations (sited in accordance with relevant Australia Standards);

(b) Details and justification on the monitoring techniques to be used;

(c) An achievable timeframe within which the air quality monitoring can be implemented;

(d) Proposed boundary trigger levels and detailed response procedures when boundary triggers are activated, to reduce the likelihood of an ambient impact;

(e) Details on the management of the dust monitoring regime including, but not limited to, how the dust monitoring regime will be integrated into the current dust management strategy for the premises; and

(f) Procedures for reviewing and reporting trigger levels with monitoring at ambient locations.

30 April 2016

The Licensee shall submit to the CEO an Environmental Improvement Plan that contains an independent assessment of the design, operation and emissions at the premises against current leading industry practice for preventing or abating dust emissions.

The Environmental Improvement Plan shall contain an achievable improvement timetable of priorities to be implemented to reduce dust emissions and achieve current leading industry practice, as a result of the independent assessment. Where improvements cannot be implemented, justifications must be provided outlining why these cannot be achieved and any alternate measures which may be able to be implemented.

30 April 2016

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

REPORTING CONDITIONS

27 The Licensee shall collect all water samples as required by conditions 21 and 25 in accordance with the relevant parts of Australian Standard 5667.

28 The Licensee shall ensure that all parameters requiring laboratory analyses are analysed by an organisation with NATA accreditation for the specified parameters in accordance with the current Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater.

29 The Licensee shall provide to the CEO, by 30 April each year, a copy of an Annual Environmental Report containing the monitoring results and data collected as a requirement of any condition of this licence during the period beginning 1 January the previous year and ending on 31 December in that year.

30 The Licensee shall by 30 April in each year, prepare and provide to the CEO a Dust and Noise Control Strategy Report. The report should detail the dust and noise control strategies and plans for the prescribed premises, including key performance indicators.

31 The Licensee shall ensure the report required by condition 29 details, but is not limited to:

(a) The number and location of all dust control equipment on the prescribed premises, including, but not limited to:

(i) all dust extraction units and bag houses;

(ii) water sprays on conveyors, transfer points, stackers, reclaimers and ship loaders;

(iii) belt scrapers and belt wash stations;

(iv) stockpile sprinklers; and

(v) covers on conveyors and transfer points.

(b) Details of all dust control procedures on the prescribed premises, including, but not limited to:

(i) bulk ore moisture control including moisture analysis;

(ii) removal of spilled material from underneath conveyors, transfer points, screening plants and the wharf area including schedule and dates of work;

(iii) operation of water trucks on site; and (iv) use of chemical suppressants.

(c) Maintenance strategies and records for dust control equipment;

(d) Key performance indicators for the dust control equipment, procedures and showing actual equipment availability;

(e) An update on Improvement Condition 26;

(f) Annualised PM10 data including trend analysis;

(g) Annualised TSP data including trend analysis;

(h) A summary of target exceedances and values above target, as per condition 5, over the reporting period;

(i) Comparison of annualised PM10 data, and the number of target exceedances, as per condition 6, against the current air quality model;

(j) Details of any community complaints and actions taken;

(k) The number of noise complaints received by the Licensee, detailing the date, time, reported reason and licensee responsive action;

(l) Details of all noise control procedures on the prescribed premises;

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CONDITIONS OF LICENCE

Environmental Protection Act 1986

LICENCE NUMBER: L6951/1997/13 FILE NUMBER: DER2013/001113

(m) Key performance indicators for noise control equipment and procedures; and (n) An update on the investigation and implementation of new technologies and

systems to improve noise emissions from the premises with particular attention to old infrastructure.

32 The Licensee shall by 30 April in each year, provide to the CEO an Annual Audit Compliance Report in the form of Attachment 6 to this licence, signed and certified in the manner required by Section C of the form, indicating the extent to which the licensee has complied with the conditions of this licence, and any previous licence issued under Part V of the Act for the premises, during the period beginning 1 January the previous year and ending on 31 December in that year.

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ATTACHMENT 1 - PLAN OF PREMISES the yellow areas depicts the prescribed premises

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ATTACHMENT 2 – DAMPIER PORT OPERATIONS DUST MONITORING LOCATIONS

ATTACHMENT 3 – DISCHARGE POINT MONITORING LOCATIONS

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ATTACHMENT 4 – LANDFARM GROUNDWATER MONITORING LOCATIONS

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ATTACHMENT 5 – MOBILE SCREENING PLANT LOCATIONS

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ATTACHMENT 6 – ANNUAL AUDIT COMPLIANCE REPORT

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) must 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 1 of 10

Decision Document

Environmental Protection Act 1986, Part V

Proponent: Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd Licence: L6951/1997/13

Registered office: Level 22, Central Park 152-158 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6000

ACN: 107 216 535

Premises address: Dampier Port Operations

Crown Leases L3116/3807, L3116/3469, L3116/3471, L3116/5503, L3116/5552 and L3116/4596

BURRUP WA 6714 Issue date: Thursday, 21 May 2015 Commencement date: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 Expiry date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Decision

Based on the assessment detailed in this document the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) has decided to issue a licence. DER considers that in reaching this decision, it has taken into account all relevant considerations.

Decision Document prepared by: Haley Brunel Licensing Officer

Decision Document authorised by: Alana Kidd Delegated Officer

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Contents

Decision Document 1

Contents 2

1 Purpose of this Document 2

2 Administrative summary 2

3 Executive summary of proposal and assessment 3

4 Decision table 4

5 Advertisement and consultation table 9

6 Risk Assessment 10

1 Purpose of this Document

This decision document explains how DER 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.

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

5 160,000,000 tonnes per

year

58 160,000,000 tonnes per

year

61A 1,300 tonnes per year

73 107,000 cubic metres in

aggregate 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

N/A

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

Yes No Referral decision No:

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Environmental Protection Act 1986 Page 3 of 10 Environmental Protection Act 1986?

Managed under Part V Assessed under Part IV

Is the proposal subject to Ministerial Conditions? Yes No

Ministerial statement No: 770 EPA Report No: 1265

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

If Yes include details of which EPP(s) here.

Is the Premises subject to any EPP requirements? Yes No

If Yes, include details here, eg Site is subject to SO2 requirements of Kwinana EPP.

3 Executive summary of proposal and assessment

Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd (Pilbara Iron) operates an ore receiving, processing, stockpiling, blending and exporting facility at Dampier (Dampier Port Operations). The premises is located adjacent to the township of Dampier and approximately 19 kilometres (km) from Karratha. Dampier Port Operations accepts ore (lump and fines) from inland mining operations. Some blending of ore occurs at the Dampier Port Operations to meet produce specification requirements. The Dampier Port Operations has three car dumpers, six stackers, three bridge reclaimers, three slewing reclaimers, three screen houses, one sample plant, a mobile screening plant and three shiploaders. The wharves are capable of berthing five cape size vessels.

The Dampier Port Operations Parker Point Fuel Facility, comprising of two diesel storage tanks, has been constructed and commissioned under Works Approval W5115/2011/1, issued 29 March 2012.

Associated infrastructure, including an oily water treatment system and containment bunds, have also been constructed; and the four existing diesel storage tanks refurbished. Compliance documentation for the construction of the works approved under Works Approval W5115/2011/1 was submitted to DER on 2 March 2016.

Pilbara Iron has applied to amend the Dampier Port Operations Licence L6951/1997/13 to increase the category 73 design capacity from 45,000 cubic metres (m3) to 107,000 m3, which will include the additional storage capacity provided by the two, newly constructed diesel tanks.

During this amendment, DER has only assessed the emissions and discharges associated with the operation of the Parker Point Bulk Fuel Facility.

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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

W = Works Approval L= Licence

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

General conditions

Existing conditions 9, 10, 11, 17, 19 and 20

The Licensee has completed construction and commissioning of two diesel storage tanks at the Parker Point Fuel Facility and has applied to amend Licence

L6951/1997/13 to increase the category 73 design capacity.

The prescribed premises category table located on page 1 of Licence L6951/1997/13 has been updated to reflect the increase in the category 73 storage capacity at the Dampier Port Operations.

Operation

Emission Description

Emission: Stormwater contaminated with hydrocarbons and/or metals discharged to land and/or the marine environment.

Impact: Contamination of surrounding land, surface water drainage systems and marine environment. Potential impacts on ecology of receiving environments from the addition of hydrocarbons and metals.

Controls: Uncontaminated stormwater is diverted around the fuel terminal to existing drainage channels.

Bunded areas (new containment bund) have been graded to direct potentially

Works Approval W5115/2011/1.

Environmental Protection Act 1986

Environmental Protection (Unauthorised Discharges) Regulations 2004

Dangerous Goods Safety (Storing and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007

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Environmental Protection Act 1986 Page 5 of 10 DECISION TABLE

Works Approval / Licence section

Condition number

W = Works Approval L= Licence

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

these sumps, as well as the road tanker loading and wash down area sumps, is directed to a central attenuation collection sump. From here, potentially contaminated stormwater is treated through an oily water separator (OWS) located adjacent to the tank bund area.

Hydrocarbons from the OWS process are directed to a waste oil tank for off-site disposal. Treated water is discharged into a drainage channel within the reclaimed area to the west of the fuel terminal. Water that drains to this area will infiltrate to the groundwater or discharge to the marine environment via emission point HIP6 during rainfall events.

The OWS is designed to discharge a maximum total recoverable hydrocarbon (TRH) concentration of 10 mg/L.

Risk Assessment

Consequence: Insignificant Likelihood: Unlikely

Risk Rating: Low Regulatory Controls

Requirements relating to the storage of hydrocarbons, management of stormwater and water discharge quality are specified under existing conditions of Licence

L6951/1997/13.

Conditions 9 and 10 specify requirements for liquid chemical storage. Condition 11 requires spills and leaks of chemicals, including fuel, oil or other hydrocarbons, to be recovered or removed as soon as practicable.

Condition 17 requires that stormwater be managed, such that contaminated stormwater is retained to allow treatment for TRH content prior to discharge off the

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Condition number

W = Works Approval L= Licence

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premises; and condition 19 specifies that the concentration of TRH in waters discharged from the premises shall not exceed 15 mg/L.

Conditions 19 and 20 require the monitoring of water discharged from the premises via specified emission points included in the Licence. Treated wastewater from the fuel facility OWS is discharged via emission point HIP6, and monitored quarterly for a number of parameters, including TRH and metals Lead, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Cadmium and Chromium. Monitoring results are reported annually to DER for assessment.

The existing Licence conditions provide a suitable level of regulatory control. Section 49 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Environmental Protection (Unauthorised Discharges) Regulations 2004 also apply. It is the Licensee’s

responsibility to ensure they comply with legislation relating to the storage and handling of environmentally hazardous materials.

The fuel facility is also regulated by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storing and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007.

No further regulatory controls are required to be applied to the Licence.

Residual Risk

Consequence: Insignificant Likelihood: Unlikely Risk Rating: Low Premises

operation

N/A Emergency situations Dangerous Goods

Act 2004

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W = Works Approval L= Licence

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

Emission: Overflow/spills or leaks discharging diesel into the environment.

Impact: Contamination of surrounding land, surface water drainage systems, groundwater and marine environment. Potential impacts on ecology of receiving environments from the addition of hydrocarbons and heavy metals.

Controls: The tanks are fitted with high level and high high level alarms that will alarm in time to enable safe shut down of a filling process prior to an overflow event.

Bunds consist of reinforced concrete walls with appropriate footings and internal reinforcement to maintain stability. The floor of the bund consists of a liner with

permeability of at least 1 x 10-9 m/s which is fixed into the concrete bund walls and tank footings.

All tanks, bunds and related equipment have been tested for functionality prior to loading with diesel. Infrastructure within the terminal upgrade has been designed in accordance with the Australian Standard AS1940:2004 Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and the Dangerous Goods Act 2004.

All potential leak points such as flanges, valves, threaded joints, equipment and wetted instruments are located within bunded areas or on spill containment pads. Personnel are in attendance during all transfer operations and emergency stop stations are located appropriately so that the process can be stopped and immediate action taken in the event of an emergency.

Risk Assessment Consequence: Moderate Likelihood: Rare

Risk Rating: Moderate

AS1940:2004 - Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids

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Condition number

W = Works Approval L= Licence

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

Regulatory Controls

The Parker Point Fuel Facility has been constructed to relevant Australian Standards and in compliance with applicable legislation, including the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storing and Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations 2007, administered by DMP.

Although the risk has been assessed as moderate, sufficient regulatory control is applied via legislation administered by other government departments. No further regulatory controls are required to be applied to the Licence.

Residual Risk

Consequence: Moderate Likelihood: Rare

Risk Rating: Moderate

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Environmental Protection Act 1986 Page 9 of 10

5 Advertisement and consultation table

Date Event Comments received/Notes How comments were taken into

consideration 5 May 2016 Proponent sent a copy of draft

instrument

No comments received. N/A

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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

DECISION TABLE Works Approval / Licence section Condition number W = Works Approval L= Licence Justification including risk description & decision methodology where

Table 3: Proposed amendments to licence relating to appeal grounds Appeal ground number and description Condition Proposed amendment to conditions for L4247/1991/13 to address