The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (the department) proposes to amend the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (EP Regulation) in the coming months, to prescribe the inclusion of additional documents on the public register. Please see the letter for details of the proposed amendment.
The department anticipates that an exposure draft of the amended EP Regulation will be available for limited consultation and comment soon. We will advise when the exposure draft is available for comment.
DEHP also provided a response to the qldwater submission on the End of Waste Framework (which proposed an End of Waste Code for biosolids). Notably, consideration of the Code has been deferred, until a time prior to the expiry of the transitional period which allows current BUAs to remain in force (December 2018).
The department is also “currently considering a regulatory amendment with respect to potentially placing conditions on end users.” Should this proceed, it has the potential to address the main concerns raised by members with the End of Waste Framework.
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