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Statutory notices in Clayton South, Clarinda and Dingley Village


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The following tables show all EPA’s statutory notices, directions and enforcement on this issue.

Pollution abatement notices

Pollution abatement notices aim to prevent further occurrence of pollution or potential environmental risk through installation of risk controls and changes to on-site processes and practices. They are issued under section 31A of EP Act.

If found guilty of contravening a requirement of a pollution abatement notice, the notice recipient may be ordered by a court to pay a fine.

The following table lists the pollution abatement notices that have been issued since 2012, listed by chronological order (most recent first).


Operator Date  Action Reason for issue Outcome of issue Status
Clayton Regional Landfill Issued July 2015 Pollution abatement notice Non-compliance with landfill gas action levels of Landfill BPEM Compliance due March 2016
  Issued July 2015 Pollution abatement notice
Non-compliance with landfill gas action levels of Landfill BPEM
Compliance due August 2016
 
  Issued July 2015
Pollution abatement notice High leachate levels affecting gas collection system  Compliance due March 2016
 
   May 2014 Pollution abatement notice  Gas migration and odour    Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.

Served April 2012, amended April 2013
Pollution abatement notice High leachate/gas migration and odour Complete works to control landfill gas emissions and prevent groundwater contamination. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.
TransPacific Waste Management (TWM) Deals Road Served May 2013, amended December 2013
Post closure pollution abatement notice Odour and leachate Complete a risk assessment for groundwater with auditor verification. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.

May 2013 Post closure pollution abatement notice Odour and leachate Complete a rehabilitation plan and after care management plan with auditor verification. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.
Din San September 2014 Pollution abatement notice Landfill gas Meet BPEM landfill gas emissions. Compliance due end of June 2015.

Served April 2013, amended July 214
Post closure pollution abatement notice Odour and leachate Complete a risk assessment for groundwater with auditor verification. Compliance due end of August 2015.

Served April 2013, amended November 2014
Post closure pollution abatement notice Odour and leachate Complete a rehabilitation plan and after care management plan with auditor verification. Compliance due end of December 2015.

Served March 2012, amended January 2013
Amended pollution abatement notice Odour/no landfill gas or leachate extraction Complete works to control landfill gas surface emissions and prevent groundwater contamination. Works must meet Best Practice Environmental Management standards. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.
Victory Road Landfill Served December 2012, amended July 2013 Pollution abatement notice Progressive rehabilitation at site required Complete final capping works of filled cells in order to prevent stormwater ingress and escape of landfill gas to atmosphere. Requirements currently being implemented by licence holder. EPA continues to monitor progress.

August 2012 Amended pollution abatement notice Poor leachate management Ensure appropriate leachate treatment and disposal options exist at the site.
Install additional leachate extraction infrastructure to allow optimal landfill gas extraction and prevent groundwater contamination.
Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.
Fraser Road Landfill Served March 2015, amended April 2015 Pollution abatement notice Surface emissions Ensure exposed waste is covered. Compliance is due end of May 2015. 

December 2012 Pollution abatement notice Surface emissions Complete works to control landfill gas surface emissions. Works must meet Best Practice Environmental Management standards. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.

August 2012 Pollution abatement notice Poor leachate management Ensure appropriate leachate treatment and disposal options exist at the site.
Install additional leachate extraction infrastructure to allow optimal landfill gas extraction and prevent groundwater contamination.
Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.
Carroll Road Landfill August 2012 Pollution abatement notice Poor leachate management Ensure appropriate leachate treatment and disposal options exist at the site.
Install additional leachate extraction infrastructure to allow optimal landfill gas extraction and prevent groundwater contamination.
Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.

Served August 2012, amended August 2013 Pollution abatement notice Progressive rehabilitation at site required Complete final capping works of filled cells in order to prevent stormwater ingress and escape of landfill gas to atmosphere. Requirements currently being implemented by licence holder. EPA continues to monitor progress.
Henry Street Landfill August 2012 Pollution abatement notice Poor leachate management Improve gas extraction and prevent groundwater pollution. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.

August 2012 Pollution abatement notice Progressive rehabilitation at site required Gas extraction, capping and revegetation. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.
Enviromix January 2012 Pollution abatement notice Offsite odour Submit management plan detailing works to control odour emissions or proposal to relocate composting operations. Pollution abatement notice has been revoked.

Penalty infringement notices

A penalty infringement notice (PIN) is used by EPA as a way of dealing with common breaches of the law where the impacts are not considered serious enough to warrant prosecution.

An environmental PIN is for an offence against the EP Act that is not a littering or motor vehicle PIN.

 

Date Operator Action Reason for issue Status
Sept 2013 Fraser Road Penalty Infringement Notice Breach of licence condition (failure to apply daily cover) Operator has paid the associated penalties.
Mar 2013 Clayton Regional Landfill Penalty infringement notice Breach of licence condition (litter beyond the boundary) Operator has paid the associated penalties.
Apr 2012 Clayton Regional Landfill Penalty infringement notice Breach of licence condition (no daily cover) Operator has paid the associated penalties.
Dec 2011 Din San Penalty infringement notice
Operator has paid the associated penalties.
Apr 2011 Enviromix Composting Penalty infringement notice
Operator has paid the associated penalties.
Mar 2011 Din San Waste acceptance licence condition reinstated. Two penalty infringement notices
Operator has paid the associated penalties.
Jan 2011 Victory Road Green Waste Transfer Station Penalty infringement notice
Operator has paid the associated penalty.

Page last updated on 3 Jul 2015