Regulation of site contamination
The Regulatory and orphan site management framework has been developed by the EPA to document the regulatory process applied with respect to the management of site contamination in South Australia. In addition to this, the framework also provides greater certainty to site contamination practitioners and those with liability for site contamination.
Specifically, the framework details the way in which the EPA will process information received relating to site contamination; the regulatory prioritisation undertaken of this information, including the implementation of either non-statutory and statutory processes; the regulation of non-compliance and the management of a reduction of regulatory involvement and site closure.
The framework also includes provisions for the prioritisation and management of ‘orphan sites’ by the EPA.