An important requirement of licence condition OL_G5 is for you, the duty holder, to document your risk management and monitoring program (RMMP). The documentation serves two purposes: to provide you with a systematic way of identifying and managing risk to human health and the environment at your site; and to demonstrate to EPA how you are complying with licence condition OL_G5 and how you are meeting the GED.

Your environmental documentation may include, but not be limited to:

  • conceptual site model;
  • risk assessment documents;
  • operational control procedures;
  • environmental work instructions;
  • monitoring results;
  • instrument calibration records;
  • incident reports;
  • training records;
  • EPA licence; and
  • Permission Information and Performance Statement (PIPS) (formerly the Annual Performance Statement), National Pollutant Inventory (NPI), and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) reports.

Your environmental management documentation should be:

  • readily available;
  • suitable for use;
  • held in a secure place (with copies readily accessible);
  • protected from inadvertent or malicious alteration or destruction;
  • available to all personnel;
  • regularly revised;
  • supplied to EPA on request; and
  • retained for a minimum of five years.

Reviewed 9 March 2022