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Environment Protection Licence (EPL)

Environment Protection Licence (EPL)

Definition

A regulatory instrument administered by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in NSW, Australia, that permits an organisation/person to discharge, emit, or deposit wastes into the environment subject to a variety of conditions relating to control measures, monitoring, volume, timeline, nature, and composition of waste. It can be varied or revoked. Breaches of licence conditions may result in penalties and prosecutions.
Environmental Assessment (EA)

Environmental Assessment (EA)

Definition

A document prepared for planned works under the NSW EP&A Act. For a major project, an EA addresses key issues raised by the Director-General of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The Director-General's requirements are specifically tailored in response to work being proposed, outline consultation requirements, and may require a statement of commitments in relation to environmental management and mitigation measures for the proposed project. A simpler EA may occur for smaller development applications determined by the relevant local Council.
See also: EP&A Act
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Definition

A document prepared by an applicant that describes the proposed project, alternatives to the proposal, and measures to be adopted to protect the environment. It is a form of EIA. Under NSW law (EP&A Act), an EIS is prepared for certain categories of projects that are likely to significantly affect the environment.
EP&A Act

EP&A Act

Definition

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (NSW, Australia) 1979
EPBC Act

EPBC Act

Definition

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Cth Aust) 1999
ESB

ESB

Definition

Excavated soil building (a component of CPWE Remediation Project).
See also: CPWE
Ethylene dichloride (EDC)

Ethylene dichloride (EDC)

Definition

Also known as 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA). The most common contaminant in the Botany groundwater. A manufactured chemical that is used commonly as a solvent and also used to make vinyl chloride from which one type of common plastic (PVC) is made. Manufacture of EDC at BIP ceased in 1998.
See also: Groundwater
Ex situ

Ex situ

Definition

External to or separate from a location.
Extraction pump

Extraction pump

Definition

Pump associated with a groundwater extraction well system.
See also: Extraction well, Groundwater
Extraction well

Extraction well

Definition

A well installed in an aquifer to extract groundwater.
See also: Groundwater
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