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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 01 Dec 2016

 

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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (SEA DUMPING) ACT 1981
MATTERS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE

 

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 January 2013 to 31 March 2013

Pursuant to section 25 of the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (the Act), notice is given that:

Applications Received under section 18 of the Act

·         An application (SD2012/2243) was received on 14 February 2013 from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (ABN: 33 380 054 835) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (ABN: 81 098 497 517), for a permit to dispose of wooden vessels at sea.

·         An application (SD2013/2422) was received on 28 February 2013 for a permit for a burial at sea, to be conducted by Alfred James & Sons Pty Ltd, 193 Unley Road, Unley, South Australia, 5061, offshore of Southend, South Australia.

·         An application (SD2013/2442) was received on 26 February 2013 from the Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Incorporated, ABN: 98 943 634 870, PO Box 388, Bairnsdale, Victoria, for a permit to dump dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the Bar, the Swing Basin, the Entrance Channel, Reeves Channel and Cunningham Arm at Lakes Entrance, Victoria.

·         An application (SD2013/2482) was received on 25 March 2013 from Lanco Resources Australia Pty Ltd, ACN: 147 835 452, 1st Floor, 677 Murray Street, West Perth, Western Australia, 6230, for a permit to dump 1,900,000 cubic metres of capital dredged material derived from the development of Berth 14 at Bunbury Port Inner Harbour, Western Australia.

Permits Granted under sections 19 & 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2012/2322) was granted on 27 February 2013 to the Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Locked Bag 39, Cloisters Square, WA, 6850, for the placement of an Offshore Artificial Reef, comprising 30 purpose built, steel reinforced, concrete modules deployed over an area of 200m by 200m, offshore of Bunbury, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2012/2342) was granted on 27 February 2013 to the Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Locked Bag 39, Cloisters Square, WA, 6850, for the placement of an Offshore Artificial Reef, comprising 30 purpose built, steel reinforced, concrete artificial reef modules deployed over an area of 200m by 200m, offshore of Dunsborough, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2013/2422) was granted on 6 March 2013 to Alfred James & Sons Pty Ltd, 193 Unley Road, Unley, South Australia, for a burial at sea, offshore of Southend, South Australia.

·         A permit (SD2011/1882) was granted on 8 March 2013 to the Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (trading as Ports North), corner Grafton & Hartley Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870, to load, for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 3,600,000 cubic metres of maintenance dredged material from the entrance channel at the Port of Karumba, Queensland.

The Minister/delegate did not require these permits to undergo an assessment in accordance with section 160 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Permit variation applications received under section 23 of the Act

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2007/0602) was received on 27 March 2013 from the Port of Townsville Limited, PO Box 1031, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, to extend the permit expiry date to 1 June 2013 (variation number 3).

Permit Variations Granted under sections 21 & 23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation number 3) to permit (SD2007/0602) was granted on 28 March 2013 to the Port of Townsville Limited, PO Box 1031, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, which extended the permit until 1 June 2013. The Minister/delegate did not require the variation to the permit to undergo an assessment in accordance with section 160 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

 

Copies of a decision by the Minister/delegate under the Act may be obtained, upon request, from the Director, Assessments and Sea Dumping Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, GPO Box 787, CANBERRA, ACT 2601. 

 

 

 

Charmayne Murray

Director

Queensland Assessments and Sea Dumping Section

 22 November 2016