Test the quality of your bore water
The EPA has launched a campaign reminding property owners with backyard bores to test the quality of their groundwater if they haven’t done so in recent years.
Torrens Lake algae control trial underway for 2016–17
The annual project to control blue-green algae in the Torrens Lake during summer has begun with a recent release of fresh water from upstream storages.
Waste reform consultation
Public consultation on the draft Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Bill 2016 concluded last month bringing to a close a series of forums over a three month period that took place in metropolitan Adelaide and six regional areas.
EPA Chief Executive retires as AELERT Chair
The Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators NeTwork (AELERT) is a well-respected and internationally recognised professional network for environmental regulators across Australia and New Zealand.
Department of Defence engages community on PFAS issue
The Department of Defence has begun working on a national review on its use of fire-fighting foams that contain chemicals known as per and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).
EPA replaces computers for schools and community groups
The EPA estimates that it has given away around 630 computers including monitors and printers since becoming involved in a program aimed at helping South Australian schools and community groups.
Crematoria industry audit
The EPA has completed an audit of the crematoria industry sector in 2016 and has prepared a report on its findings.
A message from Chief Executive Tony Circelli
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the EPA’s work during 2016 including stakeholders, licensees, colleagues and members of the community and our loyal Monitor readers.
Have a safe and enjoyable festive season
The next edition of Monitor will be published in February 2017 after a short break.
Operation Cover Up
The EPA has been targeting irresponsible truck drivers who fail to properly cover waste material while being transported, that could pose a health and safety risk to the community.
Feedback sought on Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act regulations
The EPA is seeking feedback on the administration of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.
EPA Coordinator Local Government Services
The EPA has appointed a Coordinator Local Government Services, as part of a commitment to assist South Australian councils with the implementation of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.
ESCOSA Statement of Intent
ESCOSA chief executive officer Adam Wilson recently signed a Statement of Intent with EPA chief executive Tony Circelli that recognises the strategic linkages between the two regulators.
Fisheries and aquaculture waste recycling
The EPA is supporting the work being done to identify potential opportunities to reduce the unsightly accumulation of plastics and other associated waste that is generated by the aquaculture and fishing sectors on Eyre Peninsula.
EPA Authorised Marine Officers
Five EPA staff from the Water Quality Branch recently completed training for accreditation as Authorised Officers under the Marine Parks Act 2007.
Waste Levy waived for storm affected areas
The state government has waived the waste levy for communities affected by the recent storms.
Waste Reform Bill consultation rounds
The EPA has commenced a public consultation process to inform and seek feedback from South Australians on the draft Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Bill 2016.
Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016
The new Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 (Air Quality EPP) has come into effect to better protect and improve the health of South Australians, their communities and the environment.
Stay informed by accessing beach advice
The EPA is encouraging beachgoers to subscribe to a seasonal information service this summer that advises when conditions in Adelaide’s beaches are unsuitable for swimming.
Environmental solutions winner
EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli was among 500 guests at the 2016 Business SA Export Awards which was held this month.
EPA Board visits Port Lincoln
The EPA Board toured parts of Port Lincoln recently as part of an engagement program and commitment to visit regional areas in South Australia each year.
Shack wastewater management plan
The EPA Science, Assessment and Planning team has been working with local councils along the River Murray seeking feedback on a draft shack wastewater management position statement.
Mushroom producer gets an environmental tick
A big tick goes to the South Australian business, Mushroom Exchange, for conducting its compositing activities in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.
Waste SA Conference
Delegates at this year’s Waste SA Conference were given an insight into plans for future waste reform initiatives, regulations and enforcement measures for South Australia during a presentation by the EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli.
Retail crackdown on sale of unauthorised containers
An EPA investigation has identified a number of suburban retailers who have been illegally selling drinks in non-compliant containers, flouting South Australia’s container deposit legislation (CDL).