National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (as amended 2013)
The National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (ASC NEPM) provides a national risk-based framework for the assessment of site contamination in Australia. The legislation ensures there is adequate protection of human health and the environment, where site contamination is found to exist.
The EPA expects the assessment of site contamination in South Australia will be carried out by applying the ASC NEPM, and current EPA guidance has been prepared to assist consultants and auditors.
The ASC NEPM promotes sound environmental management practices that should be adopted by relevant stakeholders including regulators, site contamination consultants, site contamination auditors, landowners, developers and industry parties.
The ASC NEPM and schedules are from the National Environment Protection Council (NEPC). This website also provides supporting information about the ASC NEPM including frequently asked questions, errata and the ASC NEPM Toolbox.
If you have any questions regarding the amended ASC NEPM, contact the Site Contamination Branch on (08) 8204 9934.