Site contamination monitoring
Site contamination is an important environmental, health, economic and planning issue and can have implications for land owners and occupiers, developers, councils, planning authorities, government and local communities.
Where site contamination is identified, the EPA has powers under the Act to require a person to determine the cause and extent of the contamination. The EPA regulates the site contamination management system, ensuring responsible parties meet their obligations, including, when applicable, communicating with potentially affected stakeholders such as the neighbouring community.
In this section you will find information on current site contamination monitoring areas along with answers to frequently asked questions.
- All about site contamination
- Access data and reports on the EPA Public Register via the site contamination index
- EPA notifications and testing of assessment areas
- Section 83A notification requirements
Legislative reforms commenced in 2009 which require landowners, occupiers and site contamination consultants and auditors to notify the EPA in writing when they become aware of the existence of site contamination that affects or threatens groundwater at their site or in the vicinity of their site.
- EPA and community engagement
- National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999
- The site contamination audit system aims to ensure proper management of site contamination contaminated land by providing a pool of accredited site contamination auditors who can be engaged to review assessment and remediation work conducted by site contamination consultants.
- Information on engaging a consultant for site contamination assessment and remediation in SA.