EPA

Approvals administered by the Environmental Protection Authority

Nationally Significant Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Western Australia


Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Legislation

  • State Law Publisher
    • Environmental Protection Act 1986 (Part IV Division 1)
  • EPA Environmental Protection Policies (EPP)
    • Air – Goldfields Residential Areas – Sulfur Dioxide
    • Air – Kwinana – Atmospheric Wastes
    • Inland Waters – South West Agriculture Zone Wetlands
    • Inland Waters – Swan Coastal Plain Lakes
    • Inland Waters – Gnangara Mound Crown Land
    • Inland Waters – Peel Inlet – Harvey Estuary
    • Biodiversity – Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat
  • Planning WA: State Planning Policies
    • No. 1 State Planning Framework Policy
    • No. 2 Environment and Natural Resources Policy
    • No. 2.1 Peel-Harvey Coastal Plain Catchment Policy
    • No. 2.2 Gnangara Groundwater Protection Policy
    • No. 2.3 Jandakot Groundwater Protection Policy
    • No. 2.4 Basic Raw Materials Policy
    • No. 2.5 Agricultural and Rural Land Use Planning Policy
    • No. 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy
    • No. 2.7 Public Drinking Water Source Policy
    • No. 2.8 Bushland Policy for the Perth Metropolitan Region
    • No. 2.9 Water Resources Policy
    • No. 2.10 Swan-Canning River System Policy
    • No. 3 Urban Growth and Settlement Policy
    • No. 3.1 Residential Design Codes Policy
    • No. 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements Policy
    • No. 3.4 Natural Hazards and Disasters Policy
    • No. 3.5 Historic Heritage Conservation Policy
    • No. 3.6 Development Contributions for Infrastructure Policy
    • No. 4.1 State Industrial Buffer Policy
    • No. 4.2 Activity Centres for Perth and Peel Policy
    • No. 4.3 Poultry Farms Policy
    • No. 5.1 Land Use Planning in the Vicinity of the Perth Airport Policy
    • No. 5.2 Telecommunications Infrastructure Policy
    • No. 5.3 Jandakot Airport Vicinity Policy
    • No. 5.4 Road and Rail Transport Noise and Freight Considerations in Land Use Planning Policy
    • No. 6.1 Leeuwin-Naturalist Ridge Policy
    • No. 6.3 Ningaloo Coast Policy
  • Agency Agreements

Guidelines – EIA Process

Guidelines – General EIA

  • EPA Guidance Statements
    • No.1 Protection of Tropical Arid Zone Mangroves along the Pilbara Coastline
    • No.3 Separation Distances between Industrial and Sensitive Land Uses
    • No.6 Rehabilitation of Terrestrial Ecosystems
    • No.7 Protection of the Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat, Upper Swan/Bullsbrook
    • No.8 Environmental Noise (Draft)
    • No.10 Level of Assessment for Proposals Affecting Natural Areas Within the System 6 Region and Swan Coastal Plain Portion of the System 1 Region
    • No.12 Minimising Greenhouse Gases
    • No.17 A Site Remediation Hierarchy for Contaminated Soil
    • No.18 Prevention of Air Quality Impacts from Land Development Sites
    • No.19 Environmental Offsets
    • No.20 Sampling of Short Range Endemic Invertebrate Fauna for Environmental Impact Assessment in Western Australia
    • No.28 Protection of the Lake Clifton Catchment
    • No.33 Environmental Guidance for Planning and Development
    • No.40 Management of Mosquitoes by Land Developers
    • No.41 Assessment of Aboriginal Heritage
    • No.49 Assessment of Development Proposals in Shark Bay World Heritage Property
    • No.51 Terrestrial Flora and Vegetation Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment in Western Australia
    • No.54a Sampling methods and survey considerations for subterranean fauna in Western Australia (Draft)
    • No.55 Implementing Best Practice in Proposals Submitted to the Environment Impact Assessment Process
    • No.56 Terrestrial Fauna Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment in Western Australia
  • EPA Environmental Protection Bulletins
    • No. 1: Environmental Offsets – Biodiversity
    • No. 2: Port Hedland Dust and Noise
    • No. 3: EIA Review – Interim Assessment Procedures
    • No. 5: Deep Drainage in the Wheatbelt
    • No. 6: The Natural Values of the Whicher Scarp
    • No. 8: South West Regional Ecological Linkages
    • No. 10: Geraldton Regional Flora and Vegetation Survey
    • No. 11: Consultation on Conditions Recommended by the EPA
    • No. 12: Swan Bioplan – Peel Regionally Significant Natural Areas
    • No. 13: Guidance for the Use of the Albany Regional Vegetation Survey in Environmental Impact Assessment
    • No. 14: Guidance for the Assessment of Benthic Primary Producer Habitat Loss in and Around Port Hedland
    • No. 15: Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Reserves
    • No. 16: Minor or Preliminary Works or Investigation Work
    • No. 17: Strategic and Derived Proposals
    • No. 18: Sea Level Rise
  • EPA Position Statements
    • No. 1: Environmental Protection of Cape Range Province
    • No. 2: Environmental Protection of Native Vegetation in Western Australia
    • No. 3: Terrestrial Biological Surveys as an Element of Biodiversity Protection
    • No. 4: Environmental Protection of Wetlands
    • No. 5: Environmental Protection and Ecological Sustainability of the Rangelands in Western Australia
    • No. 6: Towards Sustainability
    • No. 7: Principles of Environmental Protection
    • No. 8: Environmental Protection in Natural Resource Management
    • No. 9: Environmental Offsets
  • EPA State Environmental Policies (SEP)
    • State Environmental (Ambient Air) Policy 2009 (Draft)
    • State Environmental (Cockburn Sound) Policy 2005
    • State Environmental Policies (SEPs) – An Explanatory Document

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