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Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: www.3c.org.au telephone: (08) 6364 7019.

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1 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) Controlling and Managing Hazardous/Industrial Waste Treatment Precincts June 2006

2 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) Three Main Components of 3C Program 1.Establish stringent siting criteria for proposed precincts and advise Government on appropriate sites 2.Establish stringent technology suitability criteria for facilities operating in precincts 3.Establish legislative/regulatory/management requirements to ensure precincts operate as intended June 2006

3 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 FORUM Technology Suitability Criteria 29 Nov 03 FORUM Siting Criteria & Consultation Protocol Mar 04 Industry/Local Govt and community nomination of sites Sept – Nov 04 3C/TAP short listing of sites Development of any new legislation and strategic environmental assessment (including health) of precincts 4 Detailed Assessment by 3C/TAP 8 Cabinet endorsement of short-listed sites and precinct model 3 Preliminary Assessment by TAP/3C 6 Cabinet endorsement of Criteria & consultation protocol Jun/Jul 04 Cabinet endorsement & parliamentary briefing Parliamentary Briefing Jul 04 Parliamentary Briefing Exhibition of sites/ Forums Oct 05- Mar 06 Draft criteria released for comment Apr/May 04 GIS workshops / site identification with 3C verification Sept – Dec 04 3C/TAP auditing of sites (Approx 8 may meet criteria) Jan-June 05 3C/TAP finalise criteria May 04 Cabinet announces and invites successful proponents to enter approvals processes. Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) Core Consultative Committee on Waste (3C) HAZARDOUS/INDUSTRIAL WASTE PRECINCT(S) CO-ORDINATING GROUP STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH NEW AND BETTER WASTE TREATMENT FACILITIES IN WA Government consultation with Industry and 3C on precinct model ¹ Nov05-May06 Government to call for industry to put forward bids to establish facilities. 5 Exhibition of proposals 7 3C Advice to Cabinet 9 Parliamentary Briefing Output: Precinct Output: approved facilities to seek env and health approvals and establish in precinct 10 3C consultation with broader stakeholders on proposed Precinct Model ² June 06 3C advice to Cabinet Aug 06 We are here

4 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Simplified Process Diagram Criteria Development Site nominations and site short listing Public exhibition of sites Government’s Precinct Model Development Cabinet Endorsement of Sites and Precinct Model Bids for Companies to Enter Precinct(s)

5 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) Purpose of Tonight’s Session To examine element 3 of the program through discussing issues identified: in Government’s Discussion Paper; by the 3C; and everyone here June 2006

6 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) Government Discussion Paper on a Precinct Management Model The discussion paper is not a 3C paper. It has been prepared by the Government Coordinating Group in response to the requirement to provide a draft legislative/regulatory model on how the 3C recommendations and related Government decisions could be implemented. 3C’s role is to facilitate broader stakeholder discussion on a draft model. The paper outlines eight objectives for new and/or amended legislation for establishing and regulating precincts. June 2006

7 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Eight Legislative Objectives 1.Allow for the creation of designated precincts and buffer zones and ensure these are protected for the long term 2.Allow for a process to create further precincts for hazardous wastes in the future 3.Describe the process to define hazardous waste 4.Allow for the creation of mechanisms that enforce and administer the treatment of these hazardous wastes in precincts. This is to be based on the 3C draft Decision Tree model

8 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June November 2005 Legislative Objectives (cont.) 5.Allow for a process to identify hazardous waste treatments that are unacceptable for precincts 6.Allow for the creation of a mechanism to grant exemptions to the need to treat a waste in a precinct (under regulation) 7.Prohibit treatment of hazardous wastes in all areas of Western Australia except those defined under the 3C draft Decision Tree model 8.Provide the Ministerial powers to set timeframes for existing treatment companies to comply with the above

9 June 2006 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) Initial 3C Views “The 3C agreed to write to the Coordinating Group as soon as possible to recommend that the document be amended to include more details: - what new legislation or amended legislation will there be? - what are the practicalities and implications of these? - what are the timeframes?”

10 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Draft 3C Position on Legislation/Regulation The following elements be enshrined in legislation: Protection of essential 3km buffer from sensitive land uses Prohibiting incineration and landfilling within precincts (and their buffers) Definition of hazardous waste (based on EU Directive and Catalogue) Requiring hazardous waste to be treated in precincts (within Decision Tree Framework) …..cont

11 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Draft 3C Position on Legislation/Regulation (cont.) The Technology Suitability Criteria for facilities treating hazardous waste The Site Selection Criteria to apply to any future precincts The requirement for a community monitoring committee (but not composition or detailed terms of reference) Need mechanisms to ensure all hazardous waste treatment proposals are referred to the appropriate Decision Making Authority

12 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Legislation Options Primarily based on new legislation or amended legislation? Which (if either) may be more robust, easier to implement and quicker to put in place? Why?

13 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Comments please on: 1.Government Objectives 2.3C Draft Positions 3.Any other legislative/ regulatory/management matters

14 Stakeholder Involvement Program to Establish New and Better Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities in WA 3c web: telephone: (08) June 2006 Further comments by Friday 7 July to: Fax: (08) Mail: 3C PO Box K822 PERTH WA 6842


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