EPA Auditor’s Meeting – 14 October 2016

Key points covered by NSW EPA at this meeting were:

  • Kate Herring identified that there are proposed changes to the CLM Act and CLM Regulation to promote better consistency and provide process for tracking Management Plans.
  • Anthea White provided an alert that Draft Auditor Guidelines released and identified notable proposed changes:
    • Requirement for Auditor to Notify EPA immediately of suspected false and misleading information, inaccurate waste classification, waste that has been taken to a facility that cannot lawfully receive the waste
    • Auditors are required to attach a Remediation Action Plan or Environmental Management Plan to the Site Audit Statement
    • Auditor’s are able to collect verification samples
  • Helen Prifti alerted all to new waste guidance for PFAS
  • Andrew Hawkins confirmed that Chemical Control Orders are currently being reviewed. ¬†Patricia Fabiano foreshadowed some likely changes with respect to pesticides.