Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Report

EPA Reports

The Environment Protection Authority or EPA is at the forefront of protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development in Australia. The agency works with different businesses and industries, the construction industry included, to reduce the impact of human activities on the environment and promote an efficient use of resources. Whether you are involved in the construction of a multi-storey building or a construction of a house, there are environmental obligations that must be met. To fully understand the requirements and obligations of the property with regards to EPA standards, a complete EPA report must be completed.

How They Come

Environmental Protection Authority reports come in many forms depending on the specific need of the business. For example, a business may draft and submit a contamination report.

A contamination report is a specific EPA report that is filed by a person or group that carries out construction activities that can potentially contaminate the land. The report is used to notify the EPA regarding a potential contamination, based on prescribed reporting guidelines. This report to notify will provide the EPA with knowledge about which sites are affected, and whether the agency can pursue regulatory action. The same report is used to inform the public about land or air contamination. The duty to inform EPA about potential contamination lies with the person or construction company whose activities have contaminated the land, and the owner of the land that has been contaminated by construction activities.

What is Prescribed in the Reporting Guidelines?

It is expected that the owner of the land that is contaminated, or the construction company whose activities have contaminated the land. As prescribed by EPA guidelines, the report should include the level of contaminants or the potential presence of asbestos in the area.

Reports may also contain noise and air pollution information in residential and commercial construction and hazardous waste. The EPA encourages all involved residents and contractors to talk to their neighbours about noise pollution before a formal report or complaint can be filed with the agency. The agency also requires reporting of stormwater pollution from residential areas and construction sites. Stormwater systems drain directly into lakes, creeks and rivers without treatment. The agency places the responsibility to report on property owners and construction companies whose activities will lease to stormwater pollution.

 

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