Bulletin - November 2016

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VIC - Licensing - Scheduled premises regulations released
Australia - Waste - Draft radioactive waste disposal and storage documents released

VIC - Licensing - Scheduled premises regulations released

The proposed Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017 have been released for public comment following a review of the current legislation. Proposed changes include, but are not limited to, requiring larger reprocessors of electronic waste and glass to obtain an EPA works approval and/or licence, limiting works approval and licence exemptions for new sources of emissions to air of fine particles (PM2.5), removing works approval and licensing requirements for premises that temporarily store asbestos and lower hazard liquid wastes, and clarifying the descriptions and thresholds relating to organic waste processing, intensive animal industries and beverage manufacturing. Comments close December 16 Read More

Australia - Waste - Draft radioactive waste disposal and storage documents released

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is seeking feedback on two new documents: Regulatory Guide: How to Apply for a Licence for a Radioactive Waste Storage or Disposal Facility and Radioactive Waste Storage & Disposal Facilities – Information for Stakeholders. The two documents complement each other and outline ARPANSA’s role and function for regulation and assessment. The documents would replace the existing Regulatory Guide: Licensing of Radioactive Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities v2. Comments close 9 December 2016. More