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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 08 Dec 2016

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

FOR THE PERIOD: 01 January 2015 to 30 June 2015

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

Permit applications received under section 18 of the Act

·         An application (SD2015/2962) was received on 8 January 2015 for a permit for a burial at sea, to be conducted by Sapphire Coast Funerals Pty Ltd, 6 Munje Street, Pambula, New South Wales, 2549, offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales.

·         An application (SD2015/2982) was received on 5 May 2015 from the Port of Townsville Limited,
ACN: 130 077 673, Benwell Road, Townsville, Queensland, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 700,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging of the access channels, inner harbour, outer harbour and Ross River within the Port of Townsville, Queensland.

·         An application (SD2015/3002) was received on 18 May 2015 from the Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, ACN: 131 965 896, 40 Goondoon Road, Gladstone, Queensland, 4680, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 700,000 cubic metres of material, derived from maintenance dredging within the Port of Gladstone, Queensland.

Permits Granted under sections 19 and 21 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2015/2962) was granted on 15 January 2015 to Sapphire Coast Funerals Pty Ltd,
ABN: 37 792 161 248, 6 Munje Street, Pambula, New South Wales, 2549, for a burial at sea, offshore of Merimbula, New South Wales. The Minister/delegate did not require the permit to undergo an assessment in accordance with section 160 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

·         A permit (SD2014/2722) was granted on 19 January 2015 to the Southern Ports Authority,
ACN: 044 341 250, 85 Brunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia,  6330, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 12 million cubic metres of dredged material derived from capital dredging at the Port of Albany, Western Australia. Advice in accordance with section 160 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) was provided via an assessment (EPBC2006/2540) completed under the EPBC Act.

·         A permit (SD2014/2622) was granted on 15 April 2015 to the Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd, 48 Formby Road, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, ABN: 82 114 161 938, to load for the purposes of dumping, and to dump up to 380,000 cubic metres of dredged material, derived from maintenance dredging of the port entrance and inner harbour located within the Port of Devonport, Tasmania. The Minister/delegate did not require the permit 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 (SD2011/2122) was received on 11 March 2015 from BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd, ABN: 49 004 028 077,180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, to vary the expiry date of the permit to 30 September 2016 (variation number 1). 

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2013/2402) was received on 4 May 2015 from the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, Level 3/16 Parliament Place, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005, to extend the disposal site boundary at Port Hedland, Western Australia (variation number 2).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2014/2882) was received on 14 May 2015 from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ABN: 29 086 197 757, L24, QV1, 250 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, to extend the permit expiry date to 31 December 2015 (variation number 1).

·         An application for a variation to a permit (SD2010/1762) was received on 17 June 2015 from RTA Weipa Pty Ltd, ACN: 137 266 285, 123 Albert Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, to extend the permit expiry date to 14 May 2017 (variation number 1).

Permit variations granted under sections 21 and 23 of the Act

·         A variation (variation number 2) to permit (SD2011/2142) was granted on 29 January 2015 to the Pilbara Ports Authority, ABN: 94 987 448 870, Level 3/16 Parliament Place, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005, to vary the expiry date of the permit to 4 April 2016, and condition 4 (timing restrictions).

·         A variation (variation number 1) to permit (SD2011/2122) was granted on 23 March 2015 to BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd, ABN: 49 004 028 077, 180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, to extend the expiry date until 30 September 2016.

·         A variation (variation number 1) to permit (SD2014/2882) was granted on 28 May 2015 to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, ABN: 29 086 197 757, L24, QV1, 250 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, to vary the expiry date of the permit to 31 December 2015.

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.

Revocation of permit under section 20 of the Act

·         A permit (SD2006/0035) was revoked on 19 January 2015. The permit was revoked at the request of the permit holder to facilitate a new application (SD2014/2722) 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