Have your say
From time to time, the public are invited to comment on consultation drafts.
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Notice to petrol station operators
The SA Government has added petrol stations to the list of activities of environmental significance requiring EPA authorisation (via a licence) under the Environment Protection Act 1993.
This new requirement will take effect in January 2020 and the EPA is keen to engage with operators of petrol stations to ensure a smooth implementation of the licensing process. Initially, the EPA will grant a licence on application to all petrol stations currently licensed under the Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995, subject to payment of the relevant fees.
The EPA has met with relevant industry associations and groups (Caltex, Viva Energy, Adelaide Fuel, Liberty, OTR, AIP, United, Coles, SRI Laxmi Narsimha, and ACAPMA) to discuss a range of issues including fees, compliance requirements, and preferred approaches to engagement.
As the next step, the EPA would like to invite you to provide feedback on the licence fee structure and future engagement by participating in a survey. The information you provide will help inform the design and implementation of the licensing process. An information session for petrol station operators will also be organised for those who are interested.
To participate in the survey, please complete the online form by Friday 8 March 2019.
Once the necessary preparations have been made to commence the licensing of petrol stations, the EPA will notify operators of how to proceed with making application for a licence. It is important to note that it will be illegal to operate a petrol station without an EPA licence from January 2020.
For further information you can contact Tobias Hills or (08) 8204 2004.
Improving South Australia’s recycling makes cents!
Minister for Environment and Water the Hon. David Speirs announced a review of the South Australian container deposit scheme (CDS) on 13 January 2019.
You are invited to join the conversation on how we can improve SA’s CDS.
Introduced in 1977 South Australia’s CDS continues to be a highly successful environmental program aimed at litter reduction and resource recovery.
In 2017–18, almost 603 million containers (42,912 tonnes) were recovered by collection depots for recycling.
This is the start of a conversation on how we can build on the success of the CDS in South Australia and further improve recycling and litter reduction.
Your views and feedback will help inform the scope of the issues to be considered in the review and the research required to inform the review.
- Scoping paper
- Summary (single-use plastics and container deposit scheme)
- Container deposit scheme review presentation, 15 February 2019
You can join the discussion by:
- going online on YourSay
- completing the survey
- emailing a written submission
- mailing a written response to:
- Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 2607, Adelaide SA 5001.
- Environment Protection Authority
Submissions close Friday 22 February 2019.
You can email us for further information.
Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2018
The EPA is currently consulting on a Bill to update and modernise the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982. The Act regulates radiation use across a number of industries including industrial processing, mining and petroleum operations, medical and health care, and educational facilities. A copy of the Bill and an Explanatory Report can also be requested by calling 8204 2105.
Comments on the draft Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2018 to be submitted by COB, Friday 15 February 2019 to:
Radiation Protection and Control Bill
Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 2607
Adelaide SA 5001
Email (mark subject as Radiation Protection and Control Bill)
All submissions received by the EPA during the consultation period will be acknowledged and treated as public documents unless provided in confidence, subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 1991, and may be quoted in EPA reports.