Major EPA guidance related to environmental factors


Theme Environmental factor Environmental guidance - applicable State-wide Environmental guidance - applicable to specific areas
Sea Benthic communities and habitat

EAG 3 – Protection of Benthic Primary Producer Habitat in Western Australia's Marine Environment

EAG 7 – Marine Dredging Proposals

GS 1 – Protection of Tropical Arid Zone Mangroves along the Pilbara Coastline

EPB 14 – Assessment of benthic primary producer habitat loss in and around Port Hedland
  Coastal processes EPB 18 – Sea level rise  
  Marine environmental quality

EAG 3 – Protection of Benthic Primary Producer Habitat in Western Australia's Marine Environment

EAG 7 – Marine Dredging Proposals

EAG 15 – Protecting the Quality of Western Australia's Marine Environment

SEP – Cockburn Sound

GS 49 – Assessment of development proposals in Shark Bay World Heritage Property
  Marine fauna

EAG 5 –  Protecting Marine Turtles from Light Impacts

EAG 7 – Marine Dredging Proposals
 
Land Flora and vegetation

GS 51 – Terrestrial Flora and Vegetation Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment in WA

PS 2 – Environmental Protection of Native Vegetation in WA

PS 3 – Terrestrial Biological Surveys as an Element of Biodiversity Protection

EPB 20 - Protection of naturally vegetated areas through planning and development

EPB 21 - Guidance for wind farm developments

GS 10 – Level of Assessment for Proposals affecting natural areas within the System 6 region and Swan Coastal Plain portion of the System 1 region

EPB 6 – The Natural Values of the Whicher Scarp

EPB 10 – Geraldton Regional Flora and Vegetation Survey

EPB 12 – Swan Bioplan – Peel Regionally Significant Natural Areas

EPB 13 – Guidance for the use of the Albany Regional Vegetation Survey in Environmental Impact Assessment

  Landforms

GS 6 – Rehabilitation of Terrestrial Ecosystems

EPB 23 - Guidance on the EPA's Landforms factor

EPB 6 – The Natural Values of the Whicher Scarp

GS 10 – Natural Areas within the system 6 region & Swan Coastal Plain portion of the system 1 region
  Subterranean fauna

EAG 12 - Consideration of subterranean fauna in environmental impact assessment in Western Australia

GS 54a – Sampling Methods and Survey Considerations for Subterranean Fauna in WA
 
  Terrestrial environmental quality

GS 6 – Rehabilitation of Terrestrial Ecosystems

EPB 22 - Hydraulic fracturing for onshore natural gas from shale and tight rocks

EPB 5 – Guidance for developing inland drainage proposals in the Wheatbelt

  Terrestrial fauna

GS 20 – Sampling of Short Range Endemic Invertebrate Fauna for Environmental Impact Assessment in WA

GS 56 – Terrestrial Fauna Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment in WA

PS 3 – Terrestrial Biological Surveys as an Element of Biodiversity Protection

Technical Guide on Terrestrial Vertebrate Fauna Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment

EPB 20 - Protection of naturally vegetated areas through planning and development

EPB 21 - Guidance for wind farm developments

EPP – Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat

GS 7 – Protection of the Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat, Upper Swan/Bullsbrook

GS 10 – Natural Areas within the system 6 region & Swan Coastal Plain portion of the system 1 region

Water Hydrological processes

PS 4 – Environmental Protection of Wetlands

EPB 22 - Hydraulic fracturing for onshore natural gas from shale and tight rocks

EPP – Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat

GS 7 – Protection of the Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat, Upper Swan/Bullsbrook

GS 28 – Protection of the Lake Clifton Catchment
  Inland waters environmental quality

PS 4 – Environmental Protection of Wetlands

EPB 22 - Hydraulic fracturing for onshore natural gas from shale and tight rocks

EPP – Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat

EPP – Peel Inlet-Harvey Estuary

GS 7 – Protection of the Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat, Upper Swan/Bullsbrook

GS 28 – Protection of the Lake Clifton Catchment

EPB 5 – Guidance for developing inland drainage proposals in the Wheatbelt
Air Air quality and atmospheric gases

GS 3 – Separation Distance between Industrial and Sensitive Land Uses

EPB 24 - Greenhouse gas emissions and consideration of projected climate change impacts in the EIA process

EPB 22 - Hydraulic fracturing for onshore natural gas from shale and tight rocks

EPP – Goldfields Residential Areas – Sulfur Dioxide

EPP – Kwinana Atmospheric Wastes
People Amenity

EAG 13 – Consideration of environmental impacts from noise

GS 3 – Separation Distance between Industrial and Sensitive Land Uses

EPB 21 - Guidance for wind farm developments

EPB 2 – Port Hedland Noise and Dust
  Heritage GS 41 – Assessment of Aboriginal Heritage  
  Human health EAG 13 – Consideration of environmental impacts from noise

GS 3 – Separation Distance between Industrial and Sensitive Land Uses

EPB 21 - Guidance for wind farm developments

EPB 22 - Hydraulic fracturing for onshore natural gas from shale and tight rocks

EPP – Kwinana Atmospheric Wastes

EPP – Goldfields Residential Areas – Sulfur Dioxide

EPB 2 – Port Hedland Noise and Dust
Integrating factors Offsets

WA Environmental Offsets Guidelines 
[WA offsets template]

EPB 1 – Environmental Offsets

WA Environmental Offsets Policy

 
  Rehabilitation and decommissioning

EAG – Joint Guidelines for Preparing Mine Closure Plans

GS 6 – Rehabilitation of Terrestrial Ecosystems

EPB 19 - EPA involvement in mine closure

EPB 22 - Hydraulic fracturing for onshore natural gas from shale and tight rocks