Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

A Word from the CEO

This year, it would seem that not a week has gone by without learning of a new or a growing issue affecting our members. Our team has been at the forefront supporting members in resolving these issues.  While these issues may have an overall positive impact on customers or the community, most add to the…

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Recycled water guidelines

During January, VicWater wrote to EPA in relation to mandated Log Reduction Values (LRV) in the draft recycled water guidelines. At the suggestion of the Department of Health (DH), EPA inserted a mandated 1 LVR ‘operation target’ above the nationally endorsed LRV standard. If adopted, this change would significantly increase capital and operational costs of…

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EPA license review and transition

VicWater has commenced discussions with the EPA regarding the review of all licence conditions as part of transition to the new Environment Protection Act. New licence conditions will include updated standard conditions for Risk Management and Monitoring Programs, changed licence limits to align with the General Environmental Duty (licences will have a maximum allowable limit…

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Emerging contaminants environmental risk assessment

Final emerging contaminants risk assessment reports have been provided to water corporations. This risk assessment of emerging contaminants and new ANZECC parameters (at $2500 per assessed site) has saved water corporations hundreds of thousands of dollars, compared to alternative options to assess risk from these pollutants. This project and its results will be integral for…

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Planning for Amenity Health and Safety Buffers Submission

16 December 2019 Planning for amenity, health and safety buffers Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Victoria 3002 Via email [email protected] Re: Planning for amenity, health and safety buffers – Planning Policy Framework and clause amendments Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the proposed Planning Policy Framework…

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EPA Subordinate Instruments Submission

7 November 2019 EPA Victoria Public Comment Team GPO Box 4395 Victoria 3001 Via email: [email protected] Re: Proposed EPA subordinate legislation The VicWater submission to 2015 Independent Inquiry in to the EPA began by noting the following: The EPA is an important partner to the Victorian water industry with a significant role in investment decisions,…

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