Breaching environmental laws, as relating to waste management, is a criminal offence and can be punished with jail time.
The decision demonstrates the importance of conducting an adequate and appropriate assessment of the proposed activity,.
All operators should carefully review approvals to ensure that compliance with conditions can continue to be achieved.
This decision has broad implications for all proponents who are required by law to undertake environmental assessments.
The amendments to the licensing framework under the EPA by the Greentape Reduction Act have commenced and are in force.
Breaching environmental laws, particularly relating to waste, waste transportation and disposal, is a criminal offence.
The legislation will implement an interim link between the Carbon Pricing Mechanism and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
The aim of the Regulation is to monitor the impact of certain coal mining and related activities on air quality.
The Draft Regulation proposes various amendments to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Regulations 2011.
Companies and employees must be aware of relevant laws and requirements and ensure that they have been complied with.
The Productivity Commission has set the agenda for climate change policy and its recommendations will be seriously considered.
EPA has commenced a review of the Written Requirements and has invited written submissions from stakeholders.
This analysis considers the likely timing scenarios for a full repeal of the CPM, with a consideration of other options.
An update on legal issues relating to carbon trading.
More large coal mining and coal seam gas projects will require Commonwealth environmental approval if a new Bill passes.
The EPA's successful prosecution of another environmental consultant is a serious commitment to waste management laws.
To carry out any new environmentally relevant activities, operators will need to apply for an environmental authority.
This iniative follows KPMG's recent independent review of the NSW waste levy system and will be rolled out over 5 years.
Community concern will continue to be a key driver of legislative change in the area of environment and planning in 2013.
Community involvement has led to legislative change in the environmental sector.