Review of Contaminated Sites Environment Protection Policy

Review of Contaminated Sites Environment Protection Policy

The ACT Environment Protection Authority has recently completed a review of the Contaminated Sites Environment Protection Policy.

The policy outlines the requirements for the assessment, remediation, management and audit of contaminated land. In particular, it outlines the role of the Environment Protection Authority, government agencies and owners and occupiers of contaminated land.

The policy explains how the Environment Protection Authority regulates contaminated land and guides owners and occupiers of contaminated land to meet their legal obligations under the Environment Protection Act 1997 and ensures the ACT meets its national and international obligations relating to contaminated land.

Land contamination can arise from a range of land uses and activities, particularly when hazardous substances have been involved. If not properly managed, these substances may threaten human health or the environment, or may affect the current or future land use.

Contaminated Sites Environment Protection Policy