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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: 9 September 2014 to 31 December 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 (SD2014/2922) was received on 17 October 2014 for a permit for a burial at sea, to be conducted by Murphy Family Funerals, PO Box 532, Nowra, New South Wales, 2541, offshore of Currarong, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2014/2942) was received on 30 October 2014 for a permit for a burial at sea, to be conducted by Bowra and O’Dea Pty Ltd, ACN: 008 682 326, 68 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia, offshore Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

Permits Granted under sections 19 & 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2014/2882) was granted on 15 September 2014 to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ABN: 29 086 197 757, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to a total of 5,824 cubic metres of treated sewage and waste water derived from the construction of the Gorgon Project jetty, Barrow Island, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2014/2742) was granted on 26 September 2014 to Mermaid Supply Base Pty Ltd, Mermaid Road, Burrup Peninsula, Dampier, Western Australia, 6173, ACN: 009 200 640, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 150,000 cubic metres of material derived from maintenance dredging of the approach channel, outer basin, berth pocket, inner basin and slipway channel at the Mermaid Supply Base at the Port of Dampier, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2014/2922) was granted on 24 October 2014 to Murphy Family Funerals, PO Box 532, Nowra, New South Wales, 2541, for a burial at sea, offshore of Currarong, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2014/2942) was granted on 4 November 2014 to Bowra and O’Dea Pty Ltd, ACN: 008 682 326, 68 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia, for a burial at sea, offshore Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2014/2862) was granted on 12 November 2014 to the Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, ACN: 131 965 896, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 385,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging at the Port of Gladstone, Queensland.

·         A permit (SD 2014/2902) was granted on 2 December 2014 to Southern Ports Authority, 85 Brunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330, ABN: 30 044 341 250, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 82,400 cubic metres of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the shipping channel located within the Port of Albany, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2014/2842) was granted on 11 December 2014 to the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, 36 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty, NSW, 2450, ABN: 72 189 919 072, for the placement of an artificial reef, deployed offshore of Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales.

·         A permit (SD2014/2782) was granted on 22 December 2014 to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ABN: 29 086 197 757, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to a total of 140,000 cubic metres of wastewater from the Silja Europa (IMO No. 8919805), offshore of Barrow Island, Western Australia.

·         A permit (SD2014/2802) was granted on 23 December 2014 to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, ABN: 29 086 197 757, to load for the purposes of dumping and to dump up to a total of 57,800 cubic metres of treated sewage from the Silja Europa (IMO No. 8919805), offshore of Barrow Island, Western Australia.

The Minister/delegate did not require the 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 (SD2010/1782) was received on 10 September 2014 from the Bunbury Ports Authority, ABN: 30 044 341 250, to amend the permit holder name to the Southern Ports Authority ABN: 30 044 341 250 (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2011/2142) was received on 18 September 2014 from Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, to increase the dredge footprint at Port Hedland, Western Australia (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2012/2362) was received on 30 October 2014 from the Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, ACN: 131 965 896, to vary the monitoring conditions (variation number 2).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2011/2142) was received on 17 December 2014 from the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, to extend the permit expiry date to 4 April 2016 and amend condition 4 in relation to the dredging schedule (variation number 2).

Permit Variations Granted under sections 21 & 23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation number 1) to permit (SD2011/2142) was granted on 1 October 2014 to the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, to vary the dredge footprint and the trading name.

·         A variation (variation number 2) to permit (SD2010/1722) was granted on 3 November 2014 to the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, to vary the trading name.

·         A variation (variation number 1) to permit (SD2010/1782) was granted on 3 November 2014 to the Southern Ports Authority, ABN: 30 044 341 250, to vary the trading name.

·         A variation (variation number 1) to permit (SD2013/2402) was granted on 3 November 2014 to the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, to vary the trading name.

·         A variation (variation number 2) to permit (SD2012/2362) was granted on 10 November 2014 to the Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, ACN: 131 965 896, to vary the monitoring requirements for the 2014 maintenance disposal campaign.

The variations to the above permits were not required to undergo assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) as the Minister/delegate did not require advice under section 160 of the EPBC Act.

Permits Revoked under section 20 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2013/2503) was revoked on 15 September 2014, at the request of the permit holder (Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, ABN: 98 000 893 667), to facilitate a new application (SD2014/2882) by Chevron Australia 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