The Draft Point Source Water Quality Offsets Policy is an update of the 2014 policy called Flexible options for managing point source emissions: A voluntary market-based mechanism for nutrient management. The purpose of the policy is to offer an alternative investment option for regulated point source operators to manage their water emission requirements under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, while improving water quality.
As per eflash #313, qldwater provided an initial submission at the request of the department and it appears that some of the requests relayed from members have been adopted in the draft. Members are welcome (and encouraged) to submit a response on the draft policy, with details available here. Consultation closes on 30 September.
qldwater will collate an industry-wide submission with input from members, particularly our ERA 63 reference group. Should you wish to participate in this process, please contact Rob Fearon (firstname.lastname@example.org). The last day to receive this input will be 15 September.Back to list