Christmas message from the EPA
We take this opportunity to wish all our licensees, stakeholders and the community a safe and happy Christmas.
EPA sets groundwater prohibition for Edwardstown area
The EPA is set to introduce a groundwater prohibition area for Edwardstown following significant testing, assessment and community consultation activities.
Home renovators reminded of asbestos safety
Over the Christmas period, the EPA and SafeWork SA have issued a reminder to South Australian renovators about the dangers of asbestos exposure when undertaking holiday home renovations.
New sardine code of practice now available
The EPA is working with the South Australian Sardine Industry Association (SASIA) to produce a draft code of practice for the management of wastewater discharged from commercial sardine fishing vessels.
It’s best to test – EPA continues bore water campaign
The EPA has commenced ‘It’s best to test’ campaign which encourages residents who have bores to raise awareness about the importance of regularly testing bore water.
EPA presents Environmental award (Business SA Awards)
As a major sponsor of the Business SA 2017 Export Awards, the Environment Protection Authority announced Osmoflo as the winner of the Environmental Solutions Award.
Celebrating milestone for container deposit scheme
South Australia celebrates 40 years since the start of our container deposit scheme, leading the nation in recycling beverage containers.
National Senate Inquiry into waste and recycling in Australia
A Senate Committee of the Australian Government, the Environment and Communications References Committee, is undertaking an Inquiry into the waste and recycling industry in Australia.
Consultation underway for enhancing resource recovery discussion paper
The EPA has released the discussion paper, enhancing resource recovery and discussing the place of energy recovery, for consultation until Friday 12 January 2018.
Submission assessment for mass balance reporting begins
Mass balance reporting will require certain licensed waste facilities including transfer stations, resource recovery facilities and waste disposal depots, to report on the monthly tonnages of materials that a site receives, stockpiles, uses onsite or transfers from the site for sale or disposal.
Amendments to the Environment Protection Act passed
The Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Act 2017 was recently passed by Parliament.
EPA welcomes High Court decision over waste definition
The EPA has welcomed the High Court decision to deny Adelaide Resource Recovery leave to appeal the recent Full Court judgement on the definition of waste after it dismissed the application with costs on 14 September 2017.
Community provides input at EPA Board forum
A cross section of members from South Australian community and environmental groups attended the EPA Board’s Forum in October– with this year’s focus on the Community as the Eyes and Ears of the Environment.
Indoor vapour testing undertaken at Thebarton
The EPA is finalising indoor vapour testing of up to 17 properties at Thebarton after preliminary soil vapour results showed high concentrations of trichloroethene (TCE) in the area.
EPA first to retrofit vapour mitigation system
The EPA is believed to be the first in Australia to successfully retro fit vapour mitigation systems (VMS) to residential properties.
EPA hosts national PFAS forum for National Environmental Management Plan
The South Australian EPA recently hosted the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP) stakeholder information session, as part of collaborative approach to managing this emerging issue.
Delivering best practice in site contamination assessments
The EPA presented at the 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference – CleanUp 2017, sharing its approach to orphan site contamination assessment activities.
Sign up for Beach Alerts before you swim this summer
Beachgoers in metropolitan Adelaide are being encouraged to register for Beach Alerts ahead of the summer months.
Better engagement for land and groundwater contamination
The EPA’s Principal Adviser Community Engagement, Rachel Hudson presented to the Australian Land and Groundwater Association’s forum on ‘Better Communication and Community Engagement’.
EPA hosts contamination auditor round-table
Accredited South Australian EPA auditors from across the country attended the EPA annual round table event, designed to provide a platform for information sharing and engagement.
Agreement formalised for regulation of managed aquifer recharge
A formalised agreement on the regulation of Managed Aquifer Recharge in South Australia was signed earlier this month.
Case Study – Good for Environment, Good for Business
Set in Woodside on the outskirts of the stunning Adelaide Hills is the state-of-the-art Petaluma winery, the newest edition to the Petaluma vineyards and cellar door.
New location for EPA office
The EPA will soon have a new office location, with staff relocating to 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide in mid-November 2017.
EPA Board welcomes new members
The EPA welcomes 2 new appointees to its Board following the departure of one of its long serving members.