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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 05 Dec 2016

 

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014

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 (SD2014/2622) was received on 13 January 2014 from the Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd, 48 Formby Road, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310, ABN: 82 114 161 938, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump seabed material, derived from maintenance dredging of the port entrance and inner harbour at Port of Devonport, Tasmania.

·         An application (SD2014/2642) was received on 19 February 2014 from Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Limited, 6 Newcomen Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, ACN: 165 332 990, for a permit to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 4,721,000 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2014/2662) was received on 25 February 2014 for a permit for a burial at sea, to be conducted by Tobin Brothers Funerals, 75 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, 2604, offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2014/2663) was received on 26 February 2014 for a permit for a burial at sea, to be conducted by Sapphire Coast Funerals Pty Ltd, Munje Street, Pambula, New South Wales, offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

Permits Granted under sections 19 & 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2013/2562) was granted on 9 January 2014 to Stolthaven Australia Pty Ltd, 401-435 Kororoit Creek Road, Altona, Victoria, 3018, ACN: 075 030 992, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 180,000 cubic metres of material, derived from capital dredging of the Mayfield 7 berth in the south arm of the Hunter River, Newcastle, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2014/2642) was granted on 27 February 2014 to Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Limited, 6 Newcomen Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, ACN: 165 332 990, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 4,721,000 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2014/2663) was granted on 4 March 2014 to Sapphire Coast Funerals Pty Ltd,  Munje Street, Pambula, New South Wales, for a burial at sea, offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2014/2662) was granted on 6 March 2014 to Tobin Brothers Funerals, 75 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, 2604, for a burial at sea, offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

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 (SD2012/2302) was received on 29 January 2015 from Port Waratah Coal Services Limited, PO Box 57 Carrington, NSW, 2294, to extend the permit expiry date to 18 April 2017 (variation number 1).

Permit Variations Granted under sections 21 & 23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation number 1) to a permit (SD2012/2302) was granted on 17 March 2014, to the Port Waratah Coal Services Limited, PO Box 57, Carrington, New South Wales, 2294, to correct administrative errors and to extend the expiry date of the permit until 18 April 2017. 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).

Revocation of Permit under section 20 of the Act

·      A permit (SD2011/1942) was revoked on 27 February 2014 at the request of the permit holder (Newcastle Port Corporation) to facilitate a new application (SD2014/2642) by Port of Newcastle Port Operations Pty Ltd.

 

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