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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 October 2013 to 31 Dec 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 (SD2013/2602) was received on 4 November 2013 from the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, ABN: 90 719 052 204, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria, 8002, for a permit for the placement of an artificial reef to be deployed off Torquay, Victoria.

Permits Granted under sections 19 & 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2013/2522) was granted on 11 October 2013 to Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, ABN: 98 000 893 667, PO Box 80, Wattleup, Western Australia, 6166, to load for the purposes of dumping and dump up to 8880 cubic metres of treated sewage and waste water derived from the construction of the Gorgon Project jetty, Barrow Island, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2013/2442) was granted on 15 October 2013 to Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Incorporated, ABN: 98 943 634 870, PO Box 388, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875, to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to 7,500,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging of the Bar, the Swing Basin, the Entrance channel, Reeves Channel and Cunningham Arm at Lakes Entrance, Victoria.

·         A permit (SD2013/2462) was granted on 28 October 2013 to Esperance Ports Sea and Land, ACN: 89 042 152 171, PO Box 35, Esperance, Western Australia, 6450, to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to 51,500 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging from the shipping channel in the Port of Esperance, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2013/2503) was granted on 18 November 2013 to Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, ABN: 90 000 893 667, PO Box 80, Wattleup, Western Australia, 6166, to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to 20,000 cubic metres of treated sewage and waste water derived from the construction of the Gorgon Project jetty, Barrow Island, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2012/2362) was granted on 18 December 2013 to Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, ACN: 005 139 873, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 350,000 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Gladstone, 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).

 

Applications for Permit Variations under sections 21 & 23 of the Act

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2012/2382) was received on 10 October 2013 from Caltex Refineries (NSW) Pty Ltd, Level 24, 2 Market Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, to vary permit conditions 4 (overflow dredging), 8 (dispersion modelling) and 9 (water quality monitoring and management)  (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2013/2503) was received on 16 December 2013 from Leighton Contractors Pty, ABN: 98 000 893 667, PO Box 80, Wattleup, Western Australia, 6166, to vary the required water depth during discharge (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit  (SD2011/2062) was received on 5 December 2013 from PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd, ACN: 004 210 164, to vary conditions specifying the placement location of the Riser Turret Mooring and four Mid Water Buoys.

Permit Variations Granted under sections 21 & S23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation number 1) to a permit (SD2012/2382) was granted 31 October 2013 to Caltex Refineries (NSW) Pty Ltd, Level 24, 2 Market St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, varying permit conditions 4 (overflow dredging), 8 (dispersion modelling) and 9 (water quality monitoring and management) to align with New South Wales government requirements.

·         A variation (variation number 1) to a permit (SD2013/2503) was granted 17 December 2013 to Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, ABN: 98 000 893 667, to vary the required water depth during discharge.

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, Queensland 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