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.
The introduction of mass balance reporting regulations is supported by amendments being proposed for the Environment Protection Act 1993.
An Explanatory Paper setting out previous consultation outcomes, the proposed new reporting system and associated record-keeping, weighbridge, video monitoring and site survey requirements was released for consultation from 15 September–31 October, with extensions granted.
Submissions received are now to be reviewed and will be used to help inform finalisation of the system for consideration by the state government and the subsequent presentation of regulations to amend the Environment Protection Regulations 2009 to Parliament.
The Explanatory Paper is available under the heading, Introduction of mass balance reporting.