Prescribed industrial waste (PIW) in Victoria is currently regulated by the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the Act) and the associated subordinate legislation — the Environment Protection (Prescribed Waste) Regulations 1998 (the Regulations) and the Industrial Waste Management Policy (Prescribed Industrial Waste) 2000 (the Policy). The Regulations are due to sunset in July 2009. This means that the Regulations will cease to operate and new regulations will need to be made.
EPA undertook extensive stakeholder consultation in the development of the proposed regulations, which identified a number of concerns. Stakeholder consultation also highlighted a number of problems with the current Regulations that provided market obstructions to reuse and unnecessary costs from regulation.
The stakeholder consultation has enabled EPA to gain insight into different opinions, beliefs and attitudes towards the current regulations and to help to shape an alternative approach. A number of alternatives have been assessed in this regulatory impact statement.
Industrial Waste Management Policies, Waste, Waste Management Policies
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2 Mar 2009
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