G01 - Chemical works

This operating licence is required for manufacturing:
  • products by any chemical process with a designed production capacity of at least 2000 tonnes per year of chemical products; or
  • where acrylic compounds, herbicides, insecticides or pesticides are manufactured by any chemical process.
  • G01 conditions

    Note: Where a condition includes the words ‘placeholder’, values will be populated with information specific to your site.

    Condition code Description
    OL_G1 A copy of this licence must be kept at the activity site and be easily accessible to persons who are engaging in an activity conducted at the activity site. Information regarding the requirements of the licence and the Act duties must be included in site induction and training information.
    OL_G2 You must immediately notify the Authority by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) in the event of:
    (a) A discharge, emission or deposit which gives rise to, or may give rise to, actual or potential harm to human health or the environment;
    (b) A malfunction, breakdown or failure of risk control measures at the activity site which could reasonably be expected to give rise to actual or potential harm to human health or the environment; or
    (c) Any breach of the licence.
    OL_G3 You must notify the Authority within 48 hours of the occurrence of any the following:
    (a) Any change to your name or address (including your registered address and activity site as applicable);
    (b) You become, or are likely to become, an insolvent under administration;
    (c) You become, or are likely to become, an externally administered company under the Corporations Act; or
    (d) A change to an officer (as defined in the Act).
    You must update your information in the EPA Interaction Portal if any other relevant administrative details for your business change.
    OL_G4a You must provide to the Authority with a Permission Information and Performance Statement (PIPS) in the form determined by the Authority within 2 months of receiving notification in writing from the Authority. The PIPS may be released to the public (in whole or in part).
    OL_G4b Information and monitoring records used for the preparation of, inclusion in, or support of, any reporting or notification that is required of you by the Authority (including data reporting, performance reporting, documents evidencing any risk and monitoring program) must be:
    (a) retained for five years; and
    (b) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G5 1. You must develop a risk management and monitoring program for your activities which:
        (a) identifies all the risks of harm to human health and the environment which may arise from the activities you are engaging in at your activity site;
        (b) clearly defines your environmental performance objectives;
        (c) clearly defines your risk control performance objectives;
        (d) describes how the environmental and risk control performance objectives are being achieved;
        (e) identifies and describes how you will continue to eliminate or minimise the risks in 1(a) (above) so far as reasonably practicable (SFARP); and
        (f) describes how the information collated in compliance with this clause, is or will be disseminated, used or otherwise considered by you or any other entity.
    2. The risk management and monitoring program must be:
        (a) documented in writing;
        (b) signed by a duly authorised officer of the licensed entity; and
        (c) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G7 You must:
    (a) develop and maintain a decommissioning plan that is in accordance with the current decommissioning guidelines published by the Authority;
    (b) provide the decommissioning plan to the Authority upon request;
    (c) supply to the Authority an updated detailed decommissioning plan 40 business days prior to commencement of decommissioning, if you propose to divest a section of the licensed site, cease part or all of the licensed activity or reduce the basis upon which the licence was granted to a point where licensing is no longer required; and
    (d) decommission the licensed site in accordance with the detailed decommissioning plan, to the satisfaction of the Authority and within any reasonable timeframe which may be specified by the Authority.
    OL_WM14 All plant and equipment must be maintained and operated in proper working condition, in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

G02 - Coal processing

This operating licence is required for coal processing, in which coal is converted to gaseous, liquid or solid products.

  • G02 conditions

    Note: Where a condition includes the words ‘placeholder’, values will be populated with information specific to your site.

    Condition code Description
    OL_DA1Discharge of waste to air must be in accordance with Appendix 5 of your licence.
    OL_DA2Visible emissions to air other than steam must not be discharged from the premises, except as permitted by this licence.
    OL_WM13Notwithstanding the discharge limits set out in this licence, the licence holder’s risk management and monitoring program must address:
    (a) Causes of short-term variation in emissions (which may include equipment or process failures and replacement of components);
    (b) Opportunities to reduce long term and event-driven emissions through practices or controls; and
    (c) Key indicators of emission variation including process and system indicators.
    OL_G1 A copy of this licence must be kept at the activity site and be easily accessible to persons who are engaging in an activity conducted at the activity site. Information regarding the requirements of the licence and the Act duties must be included in site induction and training information.
    OL_G2 You must immediately notify the Authority by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) in the event of:
    (a) A discharge, emission or deposit which gives rise to, or may give rise to, actual or potential harm to human health or the environment;
    (b) A malfunction, breakdown or failure of risk control measures at the activity site which could reasonably be expected to give rise to actual or potential harm to human health or the environment; or
    (c) Any breach of the licence.
    OL_G3 You must notify the Authority within 48 hours of the occurrence of any the following:
    (a) Any change to your name or address (including your registered address and activity site as applicable);
    (b) You become, or are likely to become, an insolvent under administration;
    (c) You become, or are likely to become, an externally administered company under the Corporations Act; or
    (d) A change to an officer (as defined in the Act).
    You must update your information in the EPA Interaction Portal if any other relevant administrative details for your business change.
    OL_G4a You must provide to the Authority with a Permission Information and Performance Statement (PIPS) in the form determined by the Authority within 2 months of receiving notification in writing from the Authority. The PIPS may be released to the public (in whole or in part).
    OL_G4b Information and monitoring records used for the preparation of, inclusion in, or support of, any reporting or notification that is required of you by the Authority (including data reporting, performance reporting, documents evidencing any risk and monitoring program) must be:
    (a) retained for five years; and
    (b) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G5 1. You must develop a risk management and monitoring program for your activities which:
        (a) identifies all the risks of harm to human health and the environment which may arise from the activities you are engaging in at your activity site;
        (b) clearly defines your environmental performance objectives;
        (c) clearly defines your risk control performance objectives;
        (d) describes how the environmental and risk control performance objectives are being achieved;
        (e) identifies and describes how you will continue to eliminate or minimise the risks in 1(a) (above) so far as reasonably practicable (SFARP); and
        (f) describes how the information collated in compliance with this clause, is or will be disseminated, used or otherwise considered by you or any other entity.
    2. The risk management and monitoring program must be:
        (a) documented in writing;
        (b) signed by a duly authorised officer of the licensed entity; and
        (c) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G7 You must:
    (a) develop and maintain a decommissioning plan that is in accordance with the current decommissioning guidelines published by the Authority;
    (b) provide the decommissioning plan to the Authority upon request;
    (c) supply to the Authority an updated detailed decommissioning plan 40 business days prior to commencement of decommissioning, if you propose to divest a section of the licensed site, cease part or all of the licensed activity or reduce the basis upon which the licence was granted to a point where licensing is no longer required; and
    (d) decommission the licensed site in accordance with the detailed decommissioning plan, to the satisfaction of the Authority and within any reasonable timeframe which may be specified by the Authority.
    OL_WM14 All plant and equipment must be maintained and operated in proper working condition, in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

G03 - Oil or gas refining

This operating licence is required for oil or gas refining, in which crude oil or gas is refined or hydrocarbon fractions are produced.

  • G03 conditions

    Note: Where a condition includes the words ‘placeholder’, values will be populated with information specific to your site.

    Condition code Description
    OL_DA1Discharge of waste to air must be in accordance with Appendix 5 of your licence.
    OL_DA2Visible emissions to air other than steam must not be discharged from the premises, except as permitted by this licence.
    OL_WM13Notwithstanding the discharge limits set out in this licence, the licence holder’s risk management and monitoring program must address:
    (a) Causes of short-term variation in emissions (which may include equipment or process failures and replacement of components);
    (b) Opportunities to reduce long term and event-driven emissions through practices or controls; and
    (c) Key indicators of emission variation including process and system indicators.
    OL_G1 A copy of this licence must be kept at the activity site and be easily accessible to persons who are engaging in an activity conducted at the activity site. Information regarding the requirements of the licence and the Act duties must be included in site induction and training information.
    OL_G2 You must immediately notify the Authority by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) in the event of:
    (a) A discharge, emission or deposit which gives rise to, or may give rise to, actual or potential harm to human health or the environment;
    (b) A malfunction, breakdown or failure of risk control measures at the activity site which could reasonably be expected to give rise to actual or potential harm to human health or the environment; or
    (c) Any breach of the licence.
    OL_G3 You must notify the Authority within 48 hours of the occurrence of any the following:
    (a) Any change to your name or address (including your registered address and activity site as applicable);
    (b) You become, or are likely to become, an insolvent under administration;
    (c) You become, or are likely to become, an externally administered company under the Corporations Act; or
    (d) A change to an officer (as defined in the Act).
    You must update your information in the EPA Interaction Portal if any other relevant administrative details for your business change.
    OL_G4a You must provide to the Authority with a Permission Information and Performance Statement (PIPS) in the form determined by the Authority within 2 months of receiving notification in writing from the Authority. The PIPS may be released to the public (in whole or in part).
    OL_G4b Information and monitoring records used for the preparation of, inclusion in, or support of, any reporting or notification that is required of you by the Authority (including data reporting, performance reporting, documents evidencing any risk and monitoring program) must be:
    (a) retained for five years; and
    (b) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G5 1. You must develop a risk management and monitoring program for your activities which:
        (a) identifies all the risks of harm to human health and the environment which may arise from the activities you are engaging in at your activity site;
        (b) clearly defines your environmental performance objectives;
        (c) clearly defines your risk control performance objectives;
        (d) describes how the environmental and risk control performance objectives are being achieved;
        (e) identifies and describes how you will continue to eliminate or minimise the risks in 1(a) (above) so far as reasonably practicable (SFARP); and
        (f) describes how the information collated in compliance with this clause, is or will be disseminated, used or otherwise considered by you or any other entity.
    2. The risk management and monitoring program must be:
        (a) documented in writing;
        (b) signed by a duly authorised officer of the licensed entity; and
        (c) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G7 You must:
    (a) develop and maintain a decommissioning plan that is in accordance with the current decommissioning guidelines published by the Authority;
    (b) provide the decommissioning plan to the Authority upon request;
    (c) supply to the Authority an updated detailed decommissioning plan 40 business days prior to commencement of decommissioning, if you propose to divest a section of the licensed site, cease part or all of the licensed activity or reduce the basis upon which the licence was granted to a point where licensing is no longer required; and
    (d) decommission the licensed site in accordance with the detailed decommissioning plan, to the satisfaction of the Authority and within any reasonable timeframe which may be specified by the Authority.
    OL_WM14 All plant and equipment must be maintained and operated in proper working condition, in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

G04 - Bulk storage

This operating licence is required for storing, in tanks exceeding 10,000 litres capacity and at a total design capacity of 1 megalitre, compounds of carbon (including petroleum products or oil) that contain at least one of the following:
  • at least one carbon to carbon bond, in addition to derivatives of methane, if the compound is liquid at Standard Temperature and Pressure
  • any substance classified as a Class 3 substance.
  • G04 conditions

    Note: Where a condition includes the words ‘placeholder’, values will be populated with information specific to your site.

    Condition code Description
    OL_DA1Discharge of waste to air must be in accordance with Appendix 5 of your licence.
    OL_DA2Visible emissions to air other than steam must not be discharged from the premises, except as permitted by this licence.
    OL_G6.2You must:
    (a) provide the Authority with a financial assurance in a form and for an amount determined by the Authority, by a date specified by the Authority; and
    (b) maintain such financial assurance (including any part of such assurance) so that it can be claimed on, utilised or realised by the Authority as and when required.
    OL_WA1You must ensure all of the following:
    (a) Only waste of a type shown in Appendix 4 of your licence of this licence is accepted at the activity site; and
    (b) If it is identified that any waste has been received at the activity site that is of a type not shown in Appendix 4 of your licence in contravention of paragraph a) above, such waste must be placed in a designated and sign-posted temporary storage area and sent for disposal to a site licensed by the Authority to receive such waste within 21 days of the date it was received.
    OL_WM1You can store up to [placeholder1 - quantity and units (litres for liquid wastes OR cubic metres OR tonnes for solid wastes of waste)] at the activity site at any time.
    OL_WM13Notwithstanding the discharge limits set out in this licence, the licence holder’s risk management and monitoring program must address:
    (a) Causes of short-term variation in emissions (which may include equipment or process failures and replacement of components);
    (b) Opportunities to reduce long term and event-driven emissions through practices or controls; and
    (c) Key indicators of emission variation including process and system indicators.
    OL_G1 A copy of this licence must be kept at the activity site and be easily accessible to persons who are engaging in an activity conducted at the activity site. Information regarding the requirements of the licence and the Act duties must be included in site induction and training information.
    OL_G2 You must immediately notify the Authority by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) in the event of:
    (a) A discharge, emission or deposit which gives rise to, or may give rise to, actual or potential harm to human health or the environment;
    (b) A malfunction, breakdown or failure of risk control measures at the activity site which could reasonably be expected to give rise to actual or potential harm to human health or the environment; or
    (c) Any breach of the licence.
    OL_G3 You must notify the Authority within 48 hours of the occurrence of any the following:
    (a) Any change to your name or address (including your registered address and activity site as applicable);
    (b) You become, or are likely to become, an insolvent under administration;
    (c) You become, or are likely to become, an externally administered company under the Corporations Act; or
    (d) A change to an officer (as defined in the Act).
    You must update your information in the EPA Interaction Portal if any other relevant administrative details for your business change.
    OL_G4a You must provide to the Authority with a Permission Information and Performance Statement (PIPS) in the form determined by the Authority within 2 months of receiving notification in writing from the Authority. The PIPS may be released to the public (in whole or in part).
    OL_G4b Information and monitoring records used for the preparation of, inclusion in, or support of, any reporting or notification that is required of you by the Authority (including data reporting, performance reporting, documents evidencing any risk and monitoring program) must be:
    (a) retained for five years; and
    (b) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G5 1. You must develop a risk management and monitoring program for your activities which:
        (a) identifies all the risks of harm to human health and the environment which may arise from the activities you are engaging in at your activity site;
        (b) clearly defines your environmental performance objectives;
        (c) clearly defines your risk control performance objectives;
        (d) describes how the environmental and risk control performance objectives are being achieved;
        (e) identifies and describes how you will continue to eliminate or minimise the risks in 1(a) (above) so far as reasonably practicable (SFARP); and
        (f) describes how the information collated in compliance with this clause, is or will be disseminated, used or otherwise considered by you or any other entity.
    2. The risk management and monitoring program must be:
        (a) documented in writing;
        (b) signed by a duly authorised officer of the licensed entity; and
        (c) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G7 You must:
    (a) develop and maintain a decommissioning plan that is in accordance with the current decommissioning guidelines published by the Authority;
    (b) provide the decommissioning plan to the Authority upon request;
    (c) supply to the Authority an updated detailed decommissioning plan 40 business days prior to commencement of decommissioning, if you propose to divest a section of the licensed site, cease part or all of the licensed activity or reduce the basis upon which the licence was granted to a point where licensing is no longer required; and
    (d) decommission the licensed site in accordance with the detailed decommissioning plan, to the satisfaction of the Authority and within any reasonable timeframe which may be specified by the Authority.
    OL_WM14 All plant and equipment must be maintained and operated in proper working condition, in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

G05 - Container washing

This operating licence is required for internal washing or cleansing of bulk transport containers that have contained:
  • reportable priority waste (transport); or
  • any material that is classified as dangerous goods under the Dangerous Goods Act 1985.
 
  • G05 conditions

    Note: Where a condition includes the words ‘placeholder’, values will be populated with information specific to your site.

    Condition code Description
    OL_WM1You can store up to [placeholder1 - quantity and units (litres for liquid wastes OR cubic metres OR tonnes for solid wastes of waste)] at the activity site at any time.
    OL_G1 A copy of this licence must be kept at the activity site and be easily accessible to persons who are engaging in an activity conducted at the activity site. Information regarding the requirements of the licence and the Act duties must be included in site induction and training information.
    OL_G2 You must immediately notify the Authority by calling 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) in the event of:
    (a) A discharge, emission or deposit which gives rise to, or may give rise to, actual or potential harm to human health or the environment;
    (b) A malfunction, breakdown or failure of risk control measures at the activity site which could reasonably be expected to give rise to actual or potential harm to human health or the environment; or
    (c) Any breach of the licence.
    OL_G3 You must notify the Authority within 48 hours of the occurrence of any the following:
    (a) Any change to your name or address (including your registered address and activity site as applicable);
    (b) You become, or are likely to become, an insolvent under administration;
    (c) You become, or are likely to become, an externally administered company under the Corporations Act; or
    (d) A change to an officer (as defined in the Act).
    You must update your information in the EPA Interaction Portal if any other relevant administrative details for your business change.
    OL_G4a You must provide to the Authority with a Permission Information and Performance Statement (PIPS) in the form determined by the Authority within 2 months of receiving notification in writing from the Authority. The PIPS may be released to the public (in whole or in part).
    OL_G4b Information and monitoring records used for the preparation of, inclusion in, or support of, any reporting or notification that is required of you by the Authority (including data reporting, performance reporting, documents evidencing any risk and monitoring program) must be:
    (a) retained for five years; and
    (b) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G5 1. You must develop a risk management and monitoring program for your activities which:
        (a) identifies all the risks of harm to human health and the environment which may arise from the activities you are engaging in at your activity site;
        (b) clearly defines your environmental performance objectives;
        (c) clearly defines your risk control performance objectives;
        (d) describes how the environmental and risk control performance objectives are being achieved;
        (e) identifies and describes how you will continue to eliminate or minimise the risks in 1(a) (above) so far as reasonably practicable (SFARP); and
        (f) describes how the information collated in compliance with this clause, is or will be disseminated, used or otherwise considered by you or any other entity.
    2. The risk management and monitoring program must be:
        (a) documented in writing;
        (b) signed by a duly authorised officer of the licensed entity; and
        (c) made available to the Authority on request.
    OL_G7 You must:
    (a) develop and maintain a decommissioning plan that is in accordance with the current decommissioning guidelines published by the Authority;
    (b) provide the decommissioning plan to the Authority upon request;
    (c) supply to the Authority an updated detailed decommissioning plan 40 business days prior to commencement of decommissioning, if you propose to divest a section of the licensed site, cease part or all of the licensed activity or reduce the basis upon which the licence was granted to a point where licensing is no longer required; and
    (d) decommission the licensed site in accordance with the detailed decommissioning plan, to the satisfaction of the Authority and within any reasonable timeframe which may be specified by the Authority.
    OL_WM14 All plant and equipment must be maintained and operated in proper working condition, in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

Reviewed 8 June 2021