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Published Date 08 Jun 2016

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NOTICE OF DECISION TO GRANT A PERMIT UNDER THE HAZARDOUS WASTE (REGULATION OF EXPORTS AND IMPORTS) ACT 1989

Pursuant to Section 33 of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989, notice is given that Waigani import permit AUH16-014 was granted to Toxfree Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 127 853 561), 42 Heather Street, Heatherbrae, NSW 2324 (Telephone +61 2 4987 7022; Facsimile +61 2 4987 7622).

The particulars of the permit are as follows:

(i)         the hazardous waste to be imported is oily water (Basel Code: A4060); and

(ii)        the maximum quantity of the waste that may be imported is 300,000 litres; and

(iii)       the waste is to be transported by sea from Port Moresby direct to the Port of Brisbane and then by road for treatment at one of the following facilities:

(a)  Toxfree Australia Pty Ltd at 8-12 Krypton Street, Narangba, QLD 4504 where the waste is to undergo operation D9 – Physico-chemical treatment. The solid fixated waste will then be sent by road to the landfill facility operated by Remondis Australia Pty Ltd, Swanbank Road, Swanbank, QLD 4306 to undergo operation D1 – Deposit into or onto land; or

(b)  Transpacific Industries Group Ltd at 26-32 Potassium Street, Narangba, QLD 4504 where the waste is to undergo operations D9 – Physico-chemical treatment and R3 – Recycling/reclamation of organic substances which are not used as solvents. The solid waste residues will then be sent by road to the landfill facility operated by Transpacific Industries Group Ltd at 100 Chum Road, New Chum, QLD 4303 to undergo operation D1 – Deposit into or onto land.

(iv)      no shipment is authorised under this permit before the date below or after twelve (12) months from that date.

The permit includes and is subject to conditions.

Peter Brisbane

Delegate of the Minister

Chemicals and Waste Branch

Department of the Environment

3 June 2016

 

Subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, a person or persons whose interests are affected by this decision may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment requesting the reasons for the decision.

An application for independent merits review of the decision may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on payment of the relevant fee by the applicant within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this notice if the reasons for the decision are not sought. Applications should be made to the Principal Registry or the Deputy Registrar, Administrative Appeals Tribunal in your capital city or Territory, as listed under Commonwealth Government Section in the White Pages. For further information, particularly about how to apply for review, visit www.aat.gov.au.

Further information or enquiries relating to the decision should be directed to:

Director, Hazardous Waste Section

Department of the Environment

GPO Box 787

CANBERRA  ACT  2601

Telephone 1800 803 772, Facsimile (02) 6274 1164, or by email at hwa@environment.gov.au