Talking robust regulation with industry
The Australian Industry Group (AiGroup), a peak industry association in Australia, recently held a workshop with EPA’s Chief Executive Dr Campbell Gemmell presenting to a group of industry representatives on the EPA’s role and regulatory approach, complexities involved in robust regulation, as well as harms issues and working with industry.
Dr Gemmell also met with members from the AiGroup to discuss an overview of the EPA’s current position, our vision for the future, and touched on issues impacting on industry and the regulator. Another meeting then followed where 10 Chief Executives of major companies attended and were provided information on the EPA’s regulatory role and areas where it has been identified that industry and the EPA need to work closer together to achieve mutual goals.
It is planned that further sessions will take place in the near future, as well as a specific project on developing a best practice guidance for the re-use of foundry sands, a problematic waste for the foundry industry.