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Environment Protection Authority

Central Coast polluters fined by the EPA

Media release: 16 November 2016

 A local landholder and business on the NSW Central Coast have each been issued with fines of $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for polluting the local environment.

Details of both fines are below.


West Gosford landholder fined $15,000 for illegal waste storage

The landholder of a property in West Gosford has been fined $15,000 by the NSW EPA for allowing a stockpile of more than 2,400 cubic metres of waste on the property without the appropriate licence or approvals.

EPA officers conducted a number of inspections of the West Gosford property owned by Anthony Kamper Pty Ltd after receiving complaints from neighbours.

Officers found illegally stockpiled waste including soil, concrete and bricks, garden waste, timber, plastic and household items, which had been brought on to the site unlawfully.

Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act it is illegal to receive and store more than 1,000 tonnes or 1,000 cubic metres of waste without an Environment Protection Licence. Environment Protection Licences are a means to control the localised, cumulative and acute impacts of pollution, to help protect the environment and human health.

The unlicensed site did not have the appropriate environmental controls in place to mitigate dust and other potential disturbances to the environment and neighbours.

Investigations into the activity of the business operating at the premises unlawfully are ongoing.

Anybody with information about illegal waste operations should report them to the NSW EPA on 131 555 for investigation.

Boral Roofing fined $15,000 for air pollution

The NSW EPA has issued Boral with a fine of $15,000 for the excessive emission of fluoride into the atmosphere, at its terracotta roof tile plant on the NSW Central Coast.

Boral holds an Environment Protection Licence issued by the EPA, which sets limits for emissions to the atmosphere at its terracotta roof tile plant. The annual limit for fluoride emissions is 909 kilograms.

Licence conditions limit pollution from industrial operations to provide protection to the community and environment, and Boral exceeded their licence limit for fluoride emissions by 664 kilograms from November 2014 to October 2015.

The $15,000 fine issued to Boral at the end of October this year, comes on top of a $3,000 fine incurred earlier this year for not submitting their annual return on time.

The EPA will continue to closely monitor Boral’s compliance with licence conditions.

Boral, along with other companies licensed by the EPA, must publish on their website pollution monitoring data that is required to be collected under their licence condition. Details of all Environment Protection Licences are available to the public via the EPA website: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/prpoeoapp/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Public Affairs

Page last updated: 16 November 2016