Post Assessment Guidelines

Post Assessment Guidelines (PAGs) are issued by the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority (OEPA) to provide proponents with guidance in meeting their statutory requirements under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. Post assessment requirements are considered to be those applicable after a Statement has been served and published under Section 45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Making information publicly available (PAG4)
Summary:

Some implementation conditions of Statements served under section 45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 require information and/or documentation to be made publicly available to the requirements or satisfaction of the Chief Executive Officer.

For the purposes of this guideline, the Chief Executive Officer is the:

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority (OEPA); or
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the Public Service of the State responsible for the administration of section 48 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, or his delegate.

This guideline outlines the minimum requirements for making information and/or documentation available to the public to the requirements or satisfaction of the Chief Executive Officer where required by an implementation condition of a Statement.


Status: Final
Release Date: 21 August 2012
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Preparing a Compliance Assessment Report (PAG3)
Summary:

If a Statement has been served under Section 45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act), the proponent must ensure the proposal is implemented in accordance with the implementation conditions of that Statement.

Statements may include an implementation condition requiring the proponent to prepare and submit a Compliance Assessment Report (CAR).

CARs are declarations made by a proponent that the implementation conditions1 and/or procedures of a Statement have been, are being, have not or are not being complied with within the reporting period addressed by the CAR.


Status: Final
Release Date: 21 August 2012
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Preparing a Compliance Assessment Plan (PAG2)
Summary:

If a Statement has been served under Section 45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the proponent must ensure the proposal is implemented in accordance with the implementation conditions of that Statement.

Statements may include an implementation condition requiring the proponent to develop a Compliance Assessment Plan (CAP). All CAPs require approval of the CEO1.

CAPs will be used by the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority (OEPA) and proponents to ensure documentation which supports/verifies the compliance status of the implementation conditions and/or procedures of the Statement is recorded and retained to facilitate assessment and determination of compliance status and inform these processes.

This guideline outlines the CEO’s minimum requirements for a CAP and assists proponents in developing a CAP in accordance with those requirements.


Status: Final
Release Date: 21 August 2012
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Preparing an Audit Table (PAG1)
Summary: If a Statement has been served under Section 45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the proponent must ensure the proposal is implemented in accordance with the implementation conditions and procedures of that Statement.

Audit tables break a Statement down into audit elements and provide a framework for tracking implementation of the requirements of the Statement. Audit tables must be included in Compliance Assessment Reports to clearly identify the compliance status of implementation conditions and procedures of the relevant Statement. When included in the CAR, the status column of the audit table must be updated with the compliance status of any implementation conditions and procedures of the Statement for the reporting period.

This guideline gives an audit table framework and describes and defines the audit attributes.
Status: Final
Release Date: 20 August 2012
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