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EPA media releases

$3 million in grants now available for Commuity Recycling Centres: 18/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust (ET) are calling for local government, not-for-profit organisations and businesses from select... more

EPA silences noisy motorists in Penrith: 16/08/17

The streets of Penrith are now a bit quieter following a joint operation between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), NSW Police and Roads & Maritime... more

Aussie Skips fined $15,000 for breach of licence condition: 15/08/17

Aussie Skips Waste Services Pty Ltd has been fined a total of $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority for an observed breach of its environment protection licence... more

Lake Macquarie City Council fined for chlorine discharge from Wallsend Swim Centre: 10/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Lake Macquarie City Council with a $15,000 fine following a chlorinated water discharge into a  creek. The... more

PFAS investigations underway at Singleton Heights and Argenton Mines Rescue stations: 09/08/17

Further testing is underway at the Mines Rescue stations in Singleton Heights and Argenton as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program being led by the NSW... more

NSW EPA Statement regarding Four Corners: 09/08/17

  The NSW Environment Protection Authority Chair and CEO Barry Buffier said he had considered the ABC TV Four Corners program (7 August), which raised significant issues... more

North Coast quarry fined $350,000 for operating without a licence: 08/08/17

The Land and Environment Court has convicted and fined Rixa Quarries No.2 Pty Ltd $350,000 for operating a quarry at Doonbah on the NSW North Coast, without an environment... more

Statement in response to Four Corners program: 08/08/17

The NSW Government has the strongest waste regulations in the country as well as one of the highest recycling rates compared to other states. In 2014/15, NSW residents and... more

EPA issues reminder on the importance of pesticide accreditation : 07/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the community of the importance of having pesticide accreditation and keeping records of pesticide use after... more

Dust Study examines controls at Maules Creek Coal Mine : 03/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) have released a new study today examining dust controls at the Maules... more

EPA fines WestConnex contractor for offensive odours in March: 03/08/17

The NSW Environment Prtoection Authority (EPA) has fined WestConnex contractors CPB Contractors $8,000 following an investigation into the emission of offensive odours at the... more

22,000 tonnes of dust stopped: 03/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Dust Stop Pollution Reduction Program has reduced dust emissions by 22,000 tonnes a year or 19%, and efforts to further reduce... more

OEH enters into Enforceable Undertaking with the EPA following Lidcombe diesel leak: 03/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) following a diesel leak at its Lidcombe... more

Lead soil disposal solution for Lake Macquarie residents: 03/08/17

Lake Macquarie residents will be able to dispose of their lead-contaminated soil at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre from Monday 14 August, as part of a collaboration... more

EPA fines Kemps Creek waste facility $15,000 for stormwater discharge: 02/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Suez Recycling and Recovery $15,000 after testing showed the Kemps Creek waste facility discharged polluted water into... more

EPA issues $8000 fine for Wallsend landfill fire: 02/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Newcastle City Council $8000 for failing to follow proper notification processes when mattresses caught fire on the... more

Hunter Water Corporation fined for poor maintenance at Dungog plant: 02/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hunter Water Corporation $15,000 for leaks and poor maintenance practices at its Dungog Water Treatment Plant. EPA... more

EPA issues six penalty notices to Revesby’s Enviro Recycling : 01/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Enviro Recycling Pty Ltd a total $66,000 for multiple offences, including land pollution, a breach of licence by... more

Hi-Quality fined $64,500 over non-compliance and licence breaches: 01/08/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hi-Quality Waste Management Pty Ltd a total of $64,500 for offences at its St Mary’s and Bringelly facilities,... more

EPA fines company with no licence $30,000: 31/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Air Liquide Australia Limited $30,000 for carrying out chemical production and storage activities at its Kooragang and... more

EPA seeks information after bird deaths in Murrumbateman: 26/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating the death of approximately 30 birds, primarily cockatoos and corellas, in Murrumbateman earlier this month and... more

Have your say on new environmental measures for scrap metal businesses: 26/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the community to have a say on proposed minimum environmental standards for scrap metal facilities. The scrap metal... more

Waste water discharge costs Scone abattoir $150,000: 25/07/17

The Land and Environment Court has today convicted P&M Quality Smallgoods Pty Ltd (P&M) and JBS Australia Pty Ltd (JBS) and penalised them $150,000 altogether after... more

Port Macquarie concrete business fined $1500: 25/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Port Macquarie’s Bridle Concrete Resources Pty Limited for failing to properly test and assess their crushed... more

EPA issues multiple fines for serious forestry breaches in Putty: 18/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to contractor Honey Ridge Timber Pty Ltd and landowner, Putty Holdings Pty Ltd for logging in... more

Poor controls at the Broken Head Quarry results in $15,000 fine: 17/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued Leadshine Pty Limited with a fine of $15,000 for ongoing poor erosion and sediment controls at the Broken Head Quarry, on... more

Coal spill into World Heritage area costs Clarence Colliery more than $3million: 14/07/17

The Land and Environment Court today convicted Clarence Colliery Pty Ltd of two offences and imposed financial penalties totalling $1,050,000 after more than 2,300 tonnes of... more

Water pollution costs Seven Hills drum reconditioning company $15,000: 13/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Seven Hills company VIP Drum Reconditioners $15,000 after an on-site spill caused caustic soda to spill into... more

Waste Less, Recycle More grants continue to deliver economic benefits : 12/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released its timetable for the next four years of Waste Less, Recycle More grants and is encouraging community, business and local... more

Unlicensed waste operation cost Wyong facility and company director $37,500: 11/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Alcon Disposals Pty Ltd $30,000 and the director $7,5000 after the Wyong facility received and stored thousands of... more

EPA uses WasteLocate to catch unlawful tyre facility in Smithfield: 11/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined D&N Rubber Refinery in Smithfield $15,000 for unlawfully processing and storing waste tyres. In February 2017, EPA... more

EPA releases independent Mangrove Mountain landfill report : 07/07/17

  The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released an independent report on the proposed development plan for the Mangrove Mountain landfill, with... more

EPA fines Mount Thorley blasting company after diesel leak: 06/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Downer EDI Mining $15,000 after poor maintenance led to a diesel leak at the blasting company’s Mount Thorley... more

Breach of dangerous goods transport rules attracts $48,000 in fines: 03/07/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued $48,000 in fines after an investigation revealed dangerous goods tankers used to carry ammonium nitrate were not of... more

PFAS investigations underway at Caltex Kurnell: 29/06/17

Testing is underway at the Caltex Kurnell terminal, as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program being led by the NSW Environment Protection Authority... more

Wallacia Soils fined $15,000 after contaminated fill found on site: 29/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wallacia Soils Pty Ltd $15,000 after contaminated soil was used at Bents Basin Road for a quarry rehabilitation... more

UPDATE: Tamworth PFAS investigations – advice for recreational fishers: 28/06/17

The NSW Government has reviewed the results of fish sampling for PFAS* in the Peel River Tamworth, and is recommending that regular consumers of locally caught Murray Cod,... more

Fines issued for unsafe transport of flammable beads across Sydney: 27/06/17

The Land and Environment Court has convicted and fined transport company Stockwell International Pty Ltd $84,000 for failing to transport dangerous goods by road in a safe... more

Viva Energy Australia fined $15,000 after waste water flows into Duck River: 26/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Viva Energy $15,000 after pumping equipment used to apply a soil binding agent was washed out on site causing waste... more

Grants of up to $3 million available for innovative solutions for organic waste: 23/06/17

Applications for grants up to $3 million are now open to councils, waste and/or organics processing companies and not-for-profit organisations who have plans for projects that... more

EPA update on work to manage odours at WestConnex St Peters: 23/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to take action to manage odours emitted from the WestConnex St Peters Interchange site, recently issuing a Clean... more

Statement: EPA issues clean-up notice following odours in Botany: 23/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ordered a clean-up of sewage-contaminated water in Mill Stream after residents reported foul odours around Botany. The EPA... more

Kemps Creek waste facility fined $15,000 for after-hours operations: 20/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Suez $15,000 for processing waste at is Kemps Creek facility after the permitted operating hours. The facility is... more

Casino saleyards upgrade to improve the sites environmental sustainability : 20/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is working with the Richmond Valley Council while it upgrades the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (Casino saleyards) to ensure... more

EPA invites comments on changes to Pesticides and Hazardous Chemicals regulations : 16/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting comments and submissions on the draft Pesticides Regulation 2017 and changes to the Environmentally Hazardous... more

$165,000 in fines following one-day blitz on Parramatta River construction sites: 16/06/17

Hundreds of construction sites around the Parramatta River were inspected in a recent blitz on sediment and erosion control, with more than $165,000 worth of fines issued in... more

PFAS investigations underway at RFS Nowra: 16/06/17

Testing is underway at Nowra Rural Fire Service (RFS) training site, as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program being led by the NSW Environment Protection... more

Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd fined for iron-laden water discharge at Barangaroo : 14/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd $15,000 after 5,000 litres of iron-laden water was discharged from a stormwater tank at... more

EPA invites comments on NSW Noise Control Regulation changes: 13/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the community to have their say on the draft Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation... more

EPA commences prosecution against AGL: 13/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced a prosecution in the Land and Environment Court against AGL Upstream Investments Pty Ltd after waste water... more

Northern Cooperative Meat Company fined $15,000: 06/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the Northern Cooperative Meat Company $15,000 for failing to meet the requirements of a Pollution Reduction Program at... more

Toxic chemical discharge costs Company Director $270,000: 05/06/17

The Land and Environment Court has convicted the Director of Sydney Drum Machinery Pty Ltd (trading as Better Drums), Mr Imad Osman-Kerim and penalised him a total of $151,000... more

EPA issues $60,000 in fines for Central Coast waste and pollution offences: 05/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued four fines totalling $60,000 after waste containing asbestos was unlawfully used for road construction at a site in... more

Elf Farm handed $100,000 penalty for polluting creek: 02/06/17

The Land and Environment Court has handed down a $100,000 penalty to Elf Farm Supplies Pty Ltd (Elf Farm), following successful prosecution by the Environment Protection... more

EPA fines Sydney Transwaste for non-compliance with clean-up notice: 02/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Sydney Transwaste Industries Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a Clean-Up Notice after the company... more

EPA fines Sydney Transwaste for non-compliance with clean-up notice: 02/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Sydney Transwaste Industries Pty Ltd for failing to comply with a Clean-Up Notice after the company... more

PFAS investigations underway at RFS Westleigh: 02/06/17

Further testing is underway at Westleigh Rural Fire Service (RFS) training site, near Hornsby, as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program being led by the NSW... more

Warning about using 1080 baits after dog deaths near Cobar : 01/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the community again about the dangers of 1080 pesticides following the recent deaths of several domestic dogs due... more

Warkworth chemical company ordered to pay $530,000 after pollution incident: 01/06/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today welcomed the Land and Environment Court’s decision to convict and fine Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Pty Ltd $460,000,... more

Uralla Shire Council and Namoi Mining fined $15,000 each: 31/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued fines of $15,000 to both the Uralla Shire Council and Namoi Mining after rain in August and September last year... more

Bartter fined $8,000 for offensive odours at Carrathool : 31/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued Bartter Enterprises with a fine of $8,000 for causing odours that impacted on the residents of Carrathool earlier this... more

Good summer air quality for Newcastle and Upper Hunter : 30/05/17

Summer air quality in the Newcastle and Upper Hunter areas was generally good, according to the latest air quality reports from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)... more

Hutchinson Builders fined $15,000 after poor controls led to water pollution: 29/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hutchinson Builders $15,000 after inadequate erosion and sediment controls at the former South Grafton Sewage... more

NSW EPA fines Orica Australia $15,000 for breach of licence: 29/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Orica Australia Pty Ltd $15,000 after a discharge from its Kooragang Island facility in Newcastle exceeded licenced... more

EPA fines Blacktown pest management technician $1,150: 29/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined a Blacktown pest management technician trading as Pest on D Run $400 for using rodent bait contrary to label... more

Significantly contaminated sites land management and assessment: 27/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has reinforced today that protection of human health and the environment are the priority on any decision to declare a site as... more

State Asphalts fined for asbestos-contaminated waste stockpiles: 26/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined State Asphalts NSW Pty Ltd $15,000 after it stockpiled building and demolition waste contaminated with asbestos, which... more

Water quality study of Whittakers Creek : 25/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has taken samples in the waterbodies downstream of the Brou waste management facility, including at Whittakers Creek, following... more

PFAS investigations underway at Botany Bay: 22/05/17

Testing is underway at Botany Bay as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) said today. This follows sampling at... more

Maules Creek Coal Mine fined $15,000 for road dust: 22/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued the Maules Creek Coal Mine with a fine of $15,000 for failing to minimise or prevent air pollution from truck... more

EPA fines companies $91,500 for waste offences: 19/05/17

Four waste companies in Sydney and Newcastle have been fined a total $91,500 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for environmental offences. EPA Manager Waste... more

Compliance blitz day targets offending building sites to make the Parramatta River swimmable again: 19/05/17

On Wednesday 24 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Planning and Environment and local councils will be out in force to conduct a soil and... more

Virtual reality training facility visits Narrabri : 10/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) showcased Australia’s first mobile virtual reality training facility to stakeholders in Narrabri this week. NSW EPA... more

EPA terminates private native forestry property plan in Collombatti: 09/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has terminated a property owner’s authority to log a private native forest following the destruction of a forest at... more

Clarence Colliery to answer to Land and Environment Court : 08/05/17

The sentencing hearing of Clarence Colliery Pty Ltd commenced this morning in the Land and Environment Court. Clarence Colliery is being prosecuted by the NSW Environment... more

Update on Tamworth Regional Airport PFAS investigations: 05/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed the latest investigation results for PFAS* contamination at Tamworth Regional Airport, which is owned by Tamworth... more

EPA fines SCE Resources for water pollution in Mayfield: 04/05/17

 The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined SCE Resources $15,000 for water pollution, after turbid water was discharged into a stormwater drain in... more

EPA silences noisy Sydney motorists: 04/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has its ears pricked to noisy vehicles in 2017, after fines worth a total $42,000 were issued to motorists in Sydney and... more

EPA issues warning about unsafe pesticide baits in Unanderra : 03/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a warning to residents in the Farmborough Heights and Unanderra areas of Wollongong after illegal and unsafe... more

Compliance blitz to target Parramatta River building sites : 01/05/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Planning and Environment, and local councils will join forces for a soil and erosion control blitz at... more

Hawkesbury City Council to pay $175,000 fine: 28/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed the decision by the Land and Environment Court to fine Hawkesbury City Council $175,000 for three environmental... more

UPDATE on Fire and Rescue NSW PFAS investigations: 28/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed data from Fire and Rescue NSW’s (FRNSW) PFAS* investigations at Armidale, Albion Park and Deniliquin... more

Is the LeadSmart campaign working for you? Have your say: 26/04/17

The Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program (BHELP) and the NSW Environment Protection Authority are asking for your feedback on the recent LeadSmart advertising... more

EPA fines Terminals Pty Ltd in Port Botany for maintenance issues: 21/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Terminals Pty Ltd $15,000 for failing to properly maintain and operate equipment for treating air emissions, between June... more

Hi-Quality fined $32,500 over Windellama landfill : 18/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hi-Quality Waste Management Pty Ltd a total of $32,500 and issued an Official Caution for multiple incidents at their... more

Kemps Creek waste facility fined $15,000 for inefficient use of odour controls: 10/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Suez Resource and Recovery Pty Ltd $15,000 after equipment and procedural shortcomings at Suez Alternate Waste... more

EPA stamps down on pesticide offences in Western Sydney: 05/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has stamped down on poor pesticide practices in Western Sydney, issuing three fines totalling $3450 in March 2017. A Pest... more

PFAS investigation underway at Kemps Creek: 05/04/17

Further testing is underway at Kemps Creek Rural Fire Service (RFS) training site, as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program being led by the NSW Environment... more

Food Standards Australia New Zealand updates PFAS guidelines: 03/04/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue the NSW Government’s precautionary approach on providing PFAS* advice following the release of the Food... more

EPA Board listening tour in Port Macquarie: 31/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Board was in Port Macquarie on Thursday and Friday this week to discuss local environmental issues with partner organisations,... more

HV Operations fined $15,000 for saline leak into Parnell's Creek, Singleton: 31/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined HV Operations Pty Limited trading as Hunter Valley Operations $15,000 for a breach of their Environment Protection... more

EPA fines Macka’s Sand and Soil $15,000 for water pollution: 30/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Grafil Pty Ltd, which trades as Macka’s Sand and Soil, for water pollution at its sand quarry... more

Blackwater event at Batemans Bay: 30/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Department of Primary Industries Fisheries investigated a fish kill that occurred at Surfside Batemans Bay and can confirm... more

EPA issues Prevention Notice to contractor at former Alexandria Landfill : 29/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Prevention Notice to CPB Contractors following complaints from the local community of foul odours from earthworks... more

EBH fined $30,000 for water pollution and unlawful waste storage in Berkeley Vale: 29/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined EBH Environmental Services a total of $30,000 for water pollution and unlawful waste storage at two sites in Berkeley... more

Protecting environment with underground fuel storage inspections: 29/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is partnering with Kempsey Shire Council to carry out inspections of underground fuel storage systems (UPSS) across the Macleay... more

Grants worth $1.3 million up for grabs to divert organics waste from landfill : 28/03/17

Applications for grants worth up to $1.3 million are now open to local Councils across NSW to introduce and enhance kerbside organic bin collection services. For the first... more

EPA marks International Day of Forests with compliance operations across NSW: 21/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is marking the 2017 International Day of Forests this week by undertaking compliance operations in the Tallaganda and... more

UPDATE on Gold Coast PFAS investigation - Cobaki Broadwater results : 21/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes the results from sampling in the Cobaki Broadwater which found no PFAS* detections in any seafood samples or in the... more

Prevention notice issued for South Grafton construction site: 20/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) have issued Clarence Valley Council and Hutchison Builders with prevention notices to address environmental concerns at the... more

EPA welcomes decision on Gardenland composting facility: 17/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes the judgment handed down by the Land and Environment Court this week imposing strict conditions on the development of... more

EPA revises licence for Clarence Colliery to protect Wollangambe River : 17/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed a legally binding Pollution Reduction Program on the environment protection licence for the Clarence Colliery, to... more

EPA reviews performance at Maules Creek Coal Mine: 08/03/17

In response to the community’s ongoing concerns around noise and dust impacts from the Maules Creek Coal Mine, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is... more

Roads and Maritime Services fined for transport of dangerous goods: 08/03/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for failing to transport 15 cylinders of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) safely... more

Good spring air quality for Upper Hunter and Newcastle: 01/03/17

Air quality in the Upper Hunter and Newcastle region was generally good and better than the previous four spring seasons, the latest air quality reports released by the Office... more

14,500 licensed radiation users connect with NSW EPA 24/7: 28/02/17

Dentists, GPs, nurses and scientists who operate radiation equipment are among more than 14,500 professionals who can now renew and manage their licence online through the NSW... more

State Asphalt Services fined for operating without a weighbridge in Prestons: 28/02/17

The NSW EPA has fined State Asphalt Services for failing to install a weighbridge as part of their requirements in administrating the waste levy, at their Prestons site before... more

Unlawful storage of waste tyres costs Yennora business $15,000: 27/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Grippy Tyres $15,000 for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued in July last year. The company was storing... more

Sydney Water fined $15,000 for Tahmoor sewage overflow: 22/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Sydney Water with a fine of $15,000 after 90,000 litres of raw sewage was discharged from a pumping station at... more

EPA fines Bega Valley Shire Council $15,000: 21/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Bega Valley Shire Council $15,000 after it failed to properly comply with a condition of its operating licence for the... more

Caltex Australia Petroleum receives record $400,000 penalty for petrol spill: 21/02/17

Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd has been convicted and ordered to pay $850,000 by the Land and Environment Court for a 2013 incident where 150,000 litres of unleaded petrol... more

Three waste operators fined in South West Sydney and Southern Highlands (UPDATED): 20/02/17

Three waste operators in South West Sydney and the Southern Highlands have been fined over $53,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for alleged unlawful waste... more

PFAS investigations underway at Botany Industrial Park: 20/02/17

Testing is underway at Botany Industrial Park (BIP) as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation program being led by the NSW Environment Protection Authority... more

Watch your spray drift - warns the EPA : 14/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is currently conducting a compliance campaign targeting pesticide users in the New England and North West regions, following... more

Bega Cheese and transport company fined for dangerous goods breach: 13/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Bega Cheese Limited, Bobbins Transport Pty Limited and an employee of the transport company for not carrying the... more

Broula King Joint Venture fined for lack of monitoring : 13/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Broula King Joint Venture with a fine of $15,000 for failing to undertake monitoring required by the company’s... more

Hi-Quality fined $15,000 for waste storage breaches in St Marys: 07/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hi-Quality Waste Management Pty Ltd $15,000 for exceeding the authorised amount of waste they are lawfully permitted... more

Watch out for dirt bags: EPA and councils issue warning on contaminated soil scam: 06/02/17

Unsuspecting property owners in south west Sydney are falling victim to dirt bags who are providing them with soil that is contaminated with building and demolition waste,... more

Origin Energy fined $15,000 for ash dam dust : 06/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Origin Energy Eraring Pty Ltd $15,000 after dust from an ash dam at the company’s Eraring Power Station was... more

No toxicity detected in local waterways : 06/02/17

Responding to community concerns that leachate from the Brou waste facility was impacting Whittakers Creek and Brou Lake, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has... more

Epic Mining fined $15,000 for unlawful waste storage in Luddenham: 03/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Epic Mining Pty Ltd $15,000 for unlawful stockpiling of waste at their facility on Adams Road, Luddenham, in western... more

EPA fines Minto Recycling Pty Ltd for stockpiling waste: 02/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Minto Recycling Pty Ltd $15,000 for stockpiling waste in an open area of their waste facility on Pembury Road,... more

UPDATE: EPA directs Viva Energy to undertake preventative measures at Gore Bay: 01/02/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has directed Viva Energy Australia to undertake a number of measures within the next six weeks to clean up a marine fuel oil... more

Local dog deaths leads to warning about using 1080 baits: 25/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the community about the dangers of 1080 pesticides, following the recent deaths of two domestic dogs due to... more

UPDATE on Gold Coast PFAS investigations – Seafood testing in the Cobaki Broadwater : 24/01/17

The NSW Government welcomes advice that Airservices Australia (Airservices) will today commence a seafood sampling program in the Cobaki Broadwater south of the Gold Coast... more

Offensive odours cost Cleanaway $15,000 : 23/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd $15,000 for failing to upgrade the odour control system at its Padstow liquid waste... more

Fire at waste facility costs Wingecarribee Shire Council $8000 : 16/01/17

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been fined $8000 for failing to notify the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) when green-waste at their resource recovery facility... more

Cleanaway fined $15,000 for hazardous waste stockpile at Rutherford: 12/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd $15,000 after it was found to be illegally stockpiling hazardous waste at its Rutherford... more

Citrus farmer fined for pesticide misuse : 12/01/17

A citrus farmer in the Curlwaa area in the Sunraysia region has been fined by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for misuse of pesticides. The EPA issued two fines... more

Fish kill costs BlueScope Steel : 11/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued BlueScope Steel with a fine of $15,000 after water containing cyanide, well above the level permitted, was discharged... more

Variation to AGL Environment Protection Licence : 11/01/17

As AGL continues to withdraw from its Gloucester gas operations, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed and varied its Environment Protection Licence to... more

Hurd Haulage to pay $72,000 to local Landcare groups after EPA investigation: 10/01/17

Mid-north coast concrete supplier, Hurd Haulage Pty Ltd, will pay $72,000 to local Landcare groups after a NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) investigation unearthed... more

False information about waste costs company and Director $188,000: 09/01/17

A Mudgee company and its director were fined a total of $138,000 and ordered to pay costs of $50,000 by the Land and Environment Court in December 2016 after the NSW... more

EPA fines local pesticide users : 06/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued fines of $1,900 to local market garden farmers in north western Sydney for not following the requirements of... more

EPA requires Albury Council to fix odours from waste centre : 05/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued the Albury City Council with a fine of $8,000 for offensive odours at its waste management centre located at Hamilton... more

EPA fines Warren Council for air pollution : 05/01/17

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Warren Shire Council $8,000 for causing excessive air pollution by burning 3,000 cubic meters of green waste at its... more

Viva Energy Gore Bay oil terminal leak: 04/01/17

On 30 December 2016, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) became aware of a leak of heavy marine fuel oil from the Viva Energy oil terminal into Sydney Harbour at... more

Investigations continue into former Waratah gasworks with EPA grant: 31/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (NSW EPA) has provided Newcastle City Council $191,015 to continue investigating potential contamination from the former Waratah... more

Bengalla Mining Company to pay $50,000 for dam overflow : 23/12/16

Bengalla Mining Company Pty Limited will pay $50,000 to Muswellbrook Shire Council after sediment dams overflowed into a local creek catchment in January. Bengalla Mining... more

Severe spray drift damage serves as a warning to prevent off-target spray drift: 23/12/16

Local farmers have been warned to be vigilant of off-target spray drift, following widespread damage to CSIRO experimental cotton plots at the Australian Cotton Research... more

Investigations into the remediation of South Grafton Sewage Treatment Plant finds waste transport issues: 23/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating several trucks that were not sealed correctly before transporting waste that potentially contained... more

New measures to manage lead legacy in Lake Macquarie: 22/12/16

Lake Macquarie residents will be able to dispose of their lead-contaminated soil at the Summerhill Waste Management Facility landfill from February next year, following the... more

All we want for Christmas is less waste and more recycling: 21/12/16

This Christmas, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is throwing down a challenge to households in NSW to create less waste. EPA Executive Director Waste and... more

EPA continues investigations at Cherry Tree State Forest: 21/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Forestry Corporation NSW (FCNSW) with an Official Caution following an investigation into its harvesting operation in... more

South Windsor waste company fined $15,000 for water pollution: 16/12/16

A South Windsor waste company has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for a polluted stormwater runoff incident. During an inspection in... more

$4.7 million in grants now available to increase recycling: 15/12/16

Grants to help councils, industry and business increase their recycling capacity and efficiency are now open for application as part of the NSW Environment Protection... more

National Parks fined for not notifying neighbours about 1080 pesticide use: 15/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) $800 for failing to notify all neighbours of a 1080 pesticide baiting... more

UPDATE on Tamworth Regional Airport PFAS investigations : 09/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed preliminary site investigation results for PFAS* contamination at Tamworth Regional Airport and noted that although... more

EPA targets illegal landfilling in Wallacia : 08/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has made it clear that disposing of soil and waste without the appropriate permits will not be tolerated, after EPA officers... more

Toxic dredging costs Soldiers Point Marina operator $220,000 : 08/12/16

The operator of the Soldiers Point Marina will pay $220,000 in fines and clean-up costs after the NSW Environment Protection Authority took action for illegal dredging which... more

Pests not pets: working dog deaths prompts 1080 pesticides reminder: 05/12/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the community about the dangers of 1080 pesticides, following the death of three working dogs on a farm near... more

NSW EPA cracks down on Crawfords Freightlines Pty Ltd: 29/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hunter company Crawford Freightlines Pty Ltd $16,500, and issued two prevention notices and four official cautions for... more

Compliance blitz hits Parramatta River building sites with over $127,000 in fines: 24/11/16

Over 50 per cent of sites inspected during a month-long compliance blitz were not managing their environmental controls adequately leading to fines totalling more than... more

Preventing bee deaths from spray drift: 24/11/16

Preventing bee deaths from spray drift Local bee populations are at risk of accidental extermination from chemical crop spray this summer, a problem which can be easily... more

Good air quality results for Upper Hunter this winter: 23/11/16

Good air quality results for Upper Hunter this winter Air quality in the Upper Hunter region during the 2016 winter season was generally good, according to the latest air... more

UPDATE on fire-fighting training site PFAS investigations: 22/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reviewed Fire and Rescue NSW’s (FRNSW) plans for further PFAS* investigations at five fire-fighting training... more

Water pollution offence costs Custom Chemicals a record $420,000: 22/11/16

Custom Chemicals Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty to water pollution and has been convicted and penalised $360,000 in the Land and Environment Court today after the NSW Environment... more

Dangerous pesticide use nipped in the bud: 22/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) conducted compliance campaigns targeting vegetable farmers and flower growers in Sydney this year aiming to nip in the bud any... more

Don't be a tosser this Summer : 21/11/16

Don't be a tosser this Summer With the warm weather arriving and outdoor activities calling, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ramped up its anti-littering... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut events 26-27 November : 18/11/16

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut events 26-27 November Old cans of paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, and weed killers can be hard to dispose of, so the NSW Environment Protection... more

UPDATE on Gold Coast PFAS investigations: 16/11/16

The NSW Government has reviewed the results from Airservices Australia’s (ASA) Preliminary Site Investigation for PFAS* at Gold Coast Airport, noting the report confirms... more

Central Coast polluters fined by the EPA : 16/11/16

 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... more

Beware the damage from spray drift this summer: 15/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders and contractors to use herbicides responsibly this summer in an effort to avoid spray drift which can... more

It's now easier for residents of Broken Hill to be LeadSmart: 11/11/16

With some simple changes, residents of Broken Hill can reduce their risk of lead exposure according to the Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program’s new LeadSmart... more

North Wyong’s Rubbish King Pty Ltd fined $15,000: 09/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Rubbish King Pty Ltd $15,000 for receiving waste, including construction and demolition waste, despite being ordered... more

New PFAS sampling results released for Commonwealth sites in NSW: 08/11/16

The NSW Government has reviewed surface water and groundwater results from the Commonwealth Department of Defence’s preliminary sampling program for PFAS* at Wagga Wagga... more

EPA fines Council for unlicensed radioactive sources: 07/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued the Shoalhaven City Council with a fine of $1,500 for not holding the appropriate licence to own two gauges each... more

Cement company to pay more than $105,000 for Port Kembla dust cloud: 04/11/16

Port Kembla cement manufacturer, Morgan Cement International Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined $50,250 and ordered to pay the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s... more

One year on as NSW's lead gas regulator: 03/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recently passed one year as NSW’s lead gas regulator. EPA Chief Environmental Regulator Mark Gifford said the EPA is... more

Termination notice issued to Mid-North Coast landowner to stop logging: 03/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has terminated a Mid-North Coast landowner’s logging approval after a series of environmental breaches. The EPA terminated... more

EPA appeals for information after hundreds of birds poisoned on the Central Coast : 02/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is actively continuing its investigation into the poisoning of hundreds of birds on the Central Coast and is appealing to the... more

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2016 Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme Auction is a hit: 22/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully completed the 2016 credit auction for the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme (HRSTS), seeing all 1000 credits... more

Bankstown Chemical CleanOut Saturday 6 August : 20/07/16

On Saturday 6 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Canterbury-Bankstown Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Bankstown... more

EPA begins analysis of draft human health risk assessment report for Williamtown community: 18/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the draft Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) report from the Commonwealth Department of Defence and has provided a... more

Contaminated waste from Bankstown Hospital posed no risk : 15/07/16

Contaminated waste has been safely disposed of this morning, following an incident at Bankstown Hospital yesterday. Fire and Rescue NSW’s HAZMAT team contacted the NSW... more

Wollongong Coal issued $30,000 fine for discharge into Bellambi Gully: 15/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wollongong Coal $30,000 after the company’s Russel Vale coal mine discharged dirty water into Bellambi Gully... more

Werris Creek discharge meets environmental requirements: 14/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its investigations into discharges from the Werris Creek Mine. Lindsay Fulloon, EPA Manager Operations Armidale... more

EPA fines Quattro Ports $15,000 for exceeding licence emission limit for Methyl Bromide: 11/07/16

The NSW Environment Authority Protection (EPA) has fined Quattro P RE Services Pty Limited (Quattro Ports) $15,000 for exceeding the licensed Methyl Bromide emission limit at... more

EPA completes final inspection of Wollangambe River clean-up as prosecution against Clarence Colliery continues: 07/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed the final inspection of Clarence Colliery's clean-up of the Wollangambe River, as the prosecution against the... more

EPA monitoring dredge clean-up at Ballina Boat Harbour: 06/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is closely monitoring the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Land’s (DPI Land) clean-up, following a pollution... more

Downer EDI issued $8000 fine for air pollution: 06/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $8000 and an official caution to Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd (Downer) for an air pollution incident... more

Baiada Poultry fined $15,000 for uncontrolled discharge: 05/07/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd (Baiada) $15,000 after an unauthorised and uncontrolled discharge of waste from its poultry... more

Keeping an eye on dust from the sky : 04/07/16

Officers from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recently took to the sky to undertake unannounced aerial inspections of coal mine operations in the Hunter Valley... more

City of Sydney Chemical CleanOut Saturday 16 July: 04/07/16

On Saturday 16 July the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the local council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Sydney Park Works... more

Borg Panels Pty Ltd ordered to pay over $130,000 for polluting waters: 27/06/16

Borg Panels Pty Ltd (Borg Panels) has been convicted and fined $58,500 and ordered to pay the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) legal and... more

Water pollution and breach of licence offences cost Hunter Water more than a quarter of a million dollars: 27/06/16

The Hunter Water Corporation has been convicted and penalised $187,500 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to four charges relating to water pollution at... more

Sydney Water to pay $200,000 to Parramatta River Catchment Group after sewage leak : 22/06/16

Sydney Water Corporation (Sydney Water) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to pay $200,000 to the Parramatta River... more

EPA blitzes pesticide non-compliance at Hunter turf farms: 17/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued eight fines and forty-four official cautions to eight Turf Farming premises in the Hunter Valley, following... more

EPA urges licensees to prepare for another wet weekend : 17/06/16

As more wild weather threatens to hit the East Coast this weekend, the NSW EPA is urging all Environment Protection Licence holders to prepare. Mark Gifford, Chief... more

Infrastructure sector showcases best-practice reduction of diesel emissions: 17/06/16

Government and private companies involved in infrastructure construction have shared their experiences in reducing harmful diesel emissions via a series of case studies... more

Declaration of Former Caltex Refinery at Kurnell : 16/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has declared the former Caltex refinery at Kurnell as significantly contaminated land under the Contaminated Land Management Act... more

Round 4 of the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program now open : 14/06/16

Round 4 of the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program is open for applications. Grants between $25,000 and $5 million are available to build or supply the... more

Mobile phone footage helps EPA catch illegal dumper : 10/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined a business man from Young $4,000 for the unlawful transport and disposal of septic tank... more

EPA inspection finds no gas leaks from flooded gas wells near Camden: 10/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) identified no gas leaking from wells during its inspection of AGL’s Camden Gas Project on Wednesday. Officers inspected a... more

EPA to undertake inspection of AGL’s gas wells at Camden once floodwaters recede : 07/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is monitoring activities at AGL’s gas operations near Camden after recent flooding and will carry out a site inspection... more

PFC investigations are underway at Gold Coast Airport: 07/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has this week requested further perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) investigations be conducted at Gold Coast Airport, after... more

Four Penalty Notices for Waste Tyre facilities : 06/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued four penalty notices of $1500 each to Apex Rubber Recycling Pty Ltd in Riverwood, Renew Rubber Pty Ltd in Greenacre,... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut Saturday 18 June : 06/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shoalhaven City Council will be holding two Household Chemical CleanOut events at Ulladulla and Nowra. Steve... more

EPA fines No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd $15,000 for pollution of waters: 02/06/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd (No Fuss) $15,000 for water pollution at an unlicensed Emu Plains facility. On 2... more

EPA fines W2R PTY LTD $15,000 for garden waste stockpiles : 30/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined W2R Pty Ltd (W2R) $15,000 for failing to comply with garden waste limits at its Bringelly composting facility. On 1... more

Natural causes likely responsible for fish kill in Ramsgate: 30/05/16

Final tests have found that a recent fish kill in Ramsgate likely occurred because of an infrequent, but natural process of inversion which caused low dissolved oxygen levels... more

Soldiers Point Marina receives fine for allowing pollutants to enter marina at Port Stephens: 30/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Clippers Anchorage Pty Ltd (trading as Soldiers Point Marina) with a $15,000 fine for releasing pollutants into the... more

Good summer air quality results for the Hunter: 26/05/16

A rainy summer in the Hunter over the 2015-16 summer season has kept air quality in the region looking good in most locations according to the latest reports presented at the... more

EPA order Greenland to clean up contaminated site in Leichhardt: 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ordered Greenland George Street Development Pty Ltd (Greenland) to clean up the former Kolotex site in Leichhardt, Sydney,... more

PFC investigation in Wellington wraps up: 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that the perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) levels identified in soil and water samples at the Fire and Rescue NSW... more

PFC investigations are underway in Deniliquin: 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that further investigations for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) will be undertaken at the Fire and Rescue NSW... more

PFC investigations are underway at Albion Park : 26/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that investigations for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) contamination are underway at the Fire and Rescue NSW... more

EPA fines Inverell Freighters $14,000 for dangerous goods offences : 24/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty infringement notices to Inverell Freighters, including $10,000 for failure to ensure dangerous goods are... more

Maitland Chemical CleanOut Saturday 4 June : 24/05/16

On Saturday 4 June the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Maitland City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Transpacific... more

Expert Panel to consider new drinking water guidelines for PFOS and PFOA: 20/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has referred new water guidelines for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) issued by the US... more

Carnival PLC the first cruise ship company to be fined under new low sulfur fuel regulations : 19/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival PLC $15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel... more

PFC investigations are underway in Londonderry: 18/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today confirmed that further testing for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) will be undertaken at the TestSafe Australia site in... more

EPA releases report on koala habitat mapping in NSW state forests : 16/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a report on koala habitat mapping that was piloted in four state forests in northern NSW.   The mapping... more

Grants to enhance household, business and problem waste recycling now open: 13/05/16

Grants to help improve the recycling of household, business and priority problem wastes in NSW are now open for application. Round 3 Resource Recovery Facility Enhancement and... more

Update on fish kill in Ramsgate: 13/05/16

Preliminary laboratory results have found that water taken from the Tonbridge Reserve in Ramsgate (known as Scarborough Ponds) is not toxic and no contaminants have been... more

Mortdale Chemical CleanOut Saturday 28 May : 13/05/16

On Saturday 28 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Georges River Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the... more

Multipower Tipper Hire receives $63,000 in fines for illegal transport and dumping of asbestos waste: 12/05/16

Multipower Tipper Hire Pty Ltd has received six fines totalling $63,000 from the NSW EPA for the unlawful transport and disposal of asbestos waste to two unlicensed properties... more

NSW EPA fines Unilever Australia $15,000 for soda ash leak: 10/05/16

  The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Unilever Australia (Unilever) $15,000 after soda ash leaked from a silo at the company’s North Rocks... more

EPA commences Tier 1 prosecution against Clarence Colliery : 10/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced a prosecution in the Land and Environment Court against Clarence Colliery Pty Ltd, alleging a Tier 1 offence... more

EPA issues $8,000 to Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd for offensive odours : 10/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd with an $8,000 fine for offensive odours detected beyond the... more

Waste operator fined $4,750 for failing to report and pay the NSW liquid waste levy: 10/05/16

Emu Plains based liquid waste operator Steven Utley has been issued with two penalty notices totalling $4,750 for failing to comply with legislative obligations around payment... more

EPA investigating fish kill at Ramsgate: 10/05/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a large fish kill at Tonbridge St Reserve Ramsgate. The EPA became aware of the incident following a number of... more

Canterbury Chemical CleanOut Saturday 21 May: 06/05/16

On Saturday 21 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Canterbury City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the City of... more

Lake Macquarie Chemical CleanOut Saturday 21 May : 06/05/16

On Saturday 21 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Lake Macquarie City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Glendale... more

No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd fined $15,000 for carrying out unlicensed waste activities at Emu Plains : 05/05/16

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to No Fuss Waste Solutions Pty Ltd at Emu Plains for carrying out scheduled waste activities without an... more

EPA investigations into PFCs underway in Armidale and Tamworth: 03/05/16

Following the announcement on 19 February 2016 of a state-wide investigation program into perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today... more

Marrickville Chemical CleanOut Saturday 14 May : 03/05/16

On Saturday 14 May the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Marrickville Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Marrickville... more

Singleton Chemical CleanOut Saturday 14 May : 03/0re

Newcastle Chemical CleanOut Saturday 2 April : 18/03/16

On Saturday 2 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Newcastle City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the TAFE Student... more

Wollondilly Chemical CleanOut Saturday 2 April 2016: 17/03/16

On Saturday 2 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Wollondilly... more

NSW EPA Inspection of Santos Leewood site Friday 11th March 2016: 15/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority visited the Leewood site on Friday 11 March 2016. During the site visit, the EPA inspected the Leewood water storage ponds and... more

EPA fines P & M Quality SmallGoods for emission of offensive odours in Scone : 15/03/16

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to P & M Quality SmallGoods Pty Ltd, for the emission of offensive odours from its Scone site on 21... more

EPA continues to closely monitor Wollangambe River clean-up: 15/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to carry out regular inspections of the clean-up of the Wollangambe River, following the serious environmental... more

Two penalties for Visy Paper Australia for litter and odour problems: 10/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Visy Paper with an $8, 000 penalty notice for offensive odours and a $500 penalty notice for litter escaping the... more

EPA fines Ameropa Australia Kooragang facility $15,000: 09/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Ameropa Australia Pty Ltd (Ameropa Australia) for contravening its environment protection... more

Port Stephens Chemical CleanOut Saturday 19th March: 08/03/16

On Saturday 19 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Port Stephens Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Port... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut event Sunday 20th March : 08/03/16

On Sunday 20 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shoalhaven City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Woollamia... more

Kiama Chemical CleanOut event Saturday 19 March: 07/03/16

On Saturday 19 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Kiama Municipal Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Minnamurra... more

The EPA announces the new Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee : 04/03/16

In October 2015 the EPA called for nominations for membership of the Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee (UHAQAC).  The EPA received 14 nominations for 13 vacant... more

EPA proposes Mandatory Environmental Audit for Truegain at Rutherford : 04/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today served notice on Truegain Pty Limited (also known as Australian Waste Oil Refineries) that it intends to require the... more

EPA takes regulatory action against Hydromet for water pollution: 01/03/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a clean-up notice to Hydromet Corporation Pty Ltd, ordering an assessment of contamination in soils and groundwater... more

Wyong Chemical CleanOut Saturday 12 March : 29/02/16

On Saturday 12 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wyong Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Long Jetty... more

Penrith Chemical CleanOut Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March : 26/02/16

On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Penrith City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA and Police join forces to target trucks carrying dangerous goods : 26/02/16

A joint operation between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Police has found a number of truck drivers transporting dangerous goods unsafely and... more

The EPA announces new members of NCCCE : 24/02/16

In October 2015 the EPA sought nominations for membership of the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment (NCCCE). The term of the previous Committee... more

Gosford Chemical CleanOut Saturday 5 March : 23/02/16

On Saturday 5 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Gosford City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Gosford... more

Waste industry fined $52,500 for dust related offences: 19/02/16

Over November and December 2015, a total of 21 Sydney waste facilities were inspected during the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Operation Sandstorm... more

Low concentrations of PFOS/PFOA detected at Raymond Terrace STP: 19/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received a report from Hunter Water Corporation (HWC) that low concentrations of PFOS and PFOA were detected at its sewage... more

NSW Government investigates legacy of PFC use across the state : 19/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an investigation program to assess the historical legacy of perfluorinated compound (PFC) use across NSW. PFCs... more

EPA Statement Woolomin Petrol Contamination: 18/02/16

Tamworth Regional Council today confirmed that residents of Woolomin have been advised to cease use of ground water. This has come about due to a leak from one of three... more

EPA fines Century Batteries for non-compliant transportation of dangerous goods: 18/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $4,000 fine to Century Yuasa Batteries Pty Limited (Century Batteries) for the transportation of dangerous goods... more

Blue Mountains Chemical CleanOut coming up : 18/02/16

On Saturday 5 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Blue Mountains City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the... more

Sydney Water fined $15,000 for raw sewage discharge to Woolooware Bay: 15/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Sydney Water for polluting Woolooware Bay with raw sewage.  Five million litres of... more

Ourimbah Catchment Water Quality Sampling Results: 12/02/16

The second round of water quality testing results from Ourimbah Catchment were released today by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) showing the area to be in good... more

EPA fines Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty Ltd for water pollution: 10/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to Supreme Poultry and Chickens Pty Ltd following a pollution incident at its Shanes Park... more

Liverpool Chemical CleanOut Sunday 21st February: 08/02/16

On Sunday 21 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at the Liverpool... more

EPA issues Visy Paper with prevention notice: 08/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Visy Paper with a prevention notice requiring the company to fix an odour problem at its Smithfield premises or face... more

EPA Statement on AGL Review of Gas Assets: 04/02/16

Today, AGL announced it will not proceed with the Gloucester Gas Project and that it will cease production at the Camden Gas Project in South West Sydney in 2023. The NSW... more

Chemical CleanOut Coming Up for Sutherland: 03/02/16

On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Sutherland Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event... more

City of Sydney Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 02/02/16

On Sunday 7 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the City of Sydney Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Bay Street... more

EPA directs Hawkesbury Council to audit Windsor sewage treatment plant: 02/02/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has directed Hawkesbury City Council to undertake a mandatory environmental audit of its sewage treatment plant at Windsor,... more

Blacktown Waste Services issued with $15,000 penalty for non-compliant handling of asbestos : 29/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Blacktown Waste Services (BWS) with a penalty notice for $15,000 for failing to competently manage asbestos at its... more

Camden Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 29/01/16

On Sunday 31 January the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Camden Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Onslow Park (Camden... more

Lake Macquarie lead information session this Tuesday: 29/01/16

The Lake Macquarie Lead Community Reference Group is hosting a community information night on Tuesday, 2 February 2016. The aim of the meeting is to provide local residents... more

EPA launches Namoi community air reports: 22/01/16

In response to calls from the community for greater access to local air quality data, the Environment Protection Authority has developed an air quality reporting system for... more

EPA fines Tamworth freight company $10,000 for dangerous goods breach: 22/01/16

The EPA has fined the Tamworth based Cary’s Freightlines Pty Ltd $10,000 for failing to transport dangerous goods safely, as a result of an incident on the New England... more

EPA fines Incitec Pivot $30,000 for water pollution and fertiliser offences: 21/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Incitec Pivot Limited for breaching its Environment Protection Licence (EPL) in October... more

EPA continues investigation into dam overflows at Bengalla coal mine: 20/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation of two dam overflows at the Bengalla coal mine near Muswellbrook, following recent heavy rain... more

Hunter 'Blackwater' Event - Update: 19/01/16

The EPA has received the results of scientific studies conducted by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) which provide strong evidence of the likely source of the... more

EPA proposing minor changes to Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme: 18/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is proposing a series of minor amendments to the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme Regulation after a review found the Scheme... more

Forestry Corporation penalised for failing to protect threatened species : 18/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) for harming a threatened species during harvesting... more

Boral fined $15,000 for Marulan water pollution incident: 18/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Boral Resources (NSW) for a water pollution incident at its Peppertree Quarry in Marulan... more

EPA investigating another dam wall collapse at Warkworth mine : 15/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating another collapse of part of a sedimentation dam wall at the Warkworth coal mine in the Hunter Valley. Warkworth... more

NSW EPA fines forestry contractor for multiple breaches: 14/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a harvesting contractor two penalty notices totalling $6600 for logging offences on private property in the state’s... more

Update on Hunter ‘blackwater’ event: 14/01/16

The EPA has conducted investigations and sampling in the Hunter River following recent significant heavy rain that resulted in a naturally occurring ‘blackwater’... more

EPA investigating incident at Wambo Coal mine : 13/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating an incident at the Wambo Coal Mine at Warkworth in the Hunter Valley which resulted in a portion of the dam... more

Natural processes lead to fish deaths and odours: 12/01/16

Floodplains in the Hunter Valley surrounding local rivers and creeks have been inundated with floodwaters after the recent significant heavy rain which has resulted in a... more

EPA fines J E T Group $15,000 for non-compliance: 11/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to J E T Group Australia Pty Ltd, for failing to remediate a contaminated wood stockpile at its... more

EPA fines Macquarie AGL for water pollution : 08/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued 2 penalty notices of $15,000 each to Macquarie AGL for a pollution incident that occurred at the Bayswater Power... more

Spray drift warning to landholders spraying crops this summer : 08/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging landholders across the state to be aware of the risks and potential impact of spray drift and to use herbicides... more

EPA issues warning to take care during wet weather: 06/01/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging local residents to avoid waterways and to use caution as heavy rain and flash flooding continues to wreak havoc in... more

Water Run-off From Leewood Water Treatment Facility in Narrabi Cleaned Up : 05/01/16

Minor storm water run-off from Leewood Water Treatment Facility (LWTF) near Narrabi, which was reported to the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Environment... more

EPA fines Katandra Poultry Farm $7,500: 23/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $7,500 fine to Katandra Poultry Farm for poor sediment and erosion controls at the company's Peats Ridge... more

Pasminco fined for exceeding concentration limits for zinc: 23/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued the Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Ltd (Pasminco) with two fines and an official caution for exceeding the... more

Hunter River meets salinity goal for 2014-15: 22/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today released its report into the performance of the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme (HRSTS) for 2014/2015. The report... more

EPA fines Metal Top Recyclers $1,500 for waste spillage on the M4 Motorway: 22/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,500 fine to Metal Top Recyclers Pty Ltd in relation to the spillage of hundreds of small pieces of litter along... more

EPA fines Xpress Transport Solutions $15,000 : 22/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Xpress Transport Solutions Pty Ltd for polluting land at its Kemps Creek premises and an... more

Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Ltd issued with $15,000 for pollution incident: 21/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Ltd (PLDC) a $15,000 penalty notice for a pollution incident involving sediment... more

EPA fines Visy Paper $8,000 for offensive odours: 18/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued an $8,000 fine to Visy Paper Pty Ltd after offensive odours were detected coming from its Smithfield... more

EPA varies BP Australia's licence to reduce air pollution in Carrington : 18/12/15

BP Australia Pty Ltd (BP) will install a Vapour Recovery Unit (VRU) that will reduce emissions from its Newcastle bulk fuel storage terminal at Carrington as a condition of a... more

Stolthaven Fined $30,000 for Exceeding Environment Licence Conditions: 18/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Stolthaven Australia Pty Ltd, for twice breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence (EPL) at the... more

Cobbora completes first stage of clean-up: 15/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that Cobbora Holding Company Pty Ltd has completed the first stage of work required by the Clean-Up Notice issued... more

Bega Cheese Ltd issued with $15,000 penalty for excessive smoke: 15/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Bega Cheese Ltd (BCL) a $15,000 penalty notice for using wet sawdust fuel in its wood-fired boiler at the Lagoon... more

EPA issues Inland Petroleum with penalty notices for non-compliant Dangerous Goods transport : 14/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Inland Petroleum P/L and an Inland Petroleum truck driver with penalty notices and official cautions for dangerous... more

EPA takes further regulatory action to clean up Hydromet site : 11/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking further regulatory action to accelerate the clean up of hazardous waste at Hydromet Corporation’s Tomago... more

Caltex pleads guilty to Banksmeadow pollution incident: 11/12/15

  Caltex Australia has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court today to a Tier 1 offence, under section 116 of the Protection of the Environment Operations... more

EPA reminds landholders about herbicide drift : 10/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders about the risk of herbicide drift, especially when spraying phenoxyl based herbicides, during hot and... more

EPA fines BORAL CSR BRICKS $15,000: 10/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to BORAL CSR BRICKS Pty Ltd after treated water at its Schofields premises exceeded... more

EPA warns of pesticide baits in Farmborough Heights and Unanderra: 08/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of several cases of illegal and unsafe pesticide baits being laid in public places in the Farmborough... more

EPA fines OneSteel Wire $15,000 for caustic leak: 07/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a $15,000 penalty notice to OneSteel Wire Pty Ltd for breaching its Environment Protection Licence at its Mayfield North... more

Sydney Water Sewage Blockage Pollutes Bardwell Creek: 07/12/15

Sydney Water, has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice for $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the pollution of Bardwell Creek with raw... more

Coal fines water pollution incident at Russell Vale Colliery : 07/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating an incident involving an unknown amount of coal fines washed from a stock pile at the Russell Vale Colliery... more

NSW households divert 2000 tonnes of waste from landfill in 2014 -15: 02/12/15

Nearly 2000 tonnes of potentially hazardous household chemicals and waste was diverted from NSW landfills in 2014 – 2015 as a result of two state-wide waste initiatives... more

Over 163 tonnes of coal fines removed from Wollangambe River: 02/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that over 163 tonnes of coal fines have been removed from 4.3 kilometres of the Wollangambe River following the... more

Call for nominations for the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment (NCCCE): 01/12/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations from community, industry and environmental representatives to join the Newcastle Community... more

Caltex Kurnell issued with a penalty notice for failing to publish data: 27/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1000 to Caltex Kurnell for failing to publish licence monitoring data on their website in a... more

Strong Vote of Confidence for New Regional Litter Prevention Strategy: 27/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that every Regional Waste Group in NSW had applied to participate in the first state-wide strategy to address... more

Ourimbah Creek Tributaries in Good Health: 24/11/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results of the stream health sampling on two creeks in the Ourimbah Creek catchment undertaken by the Office of... more

EPA requires Sydney Trains to investigate wheel squeal in Waverton and Wollstonecraft: 19/11/hority (EPA) effective from... more

Morgan Cement International issued $15,000 Penalty Notice for dust emissions: 28/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to Morgan Cement International (MCI) for dust emissions from its premises at Port Kembla Outer... more

Wyong Shire Council Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 27/08/15

On Saturday 29 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wyong Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Charmhaven. Steve... more

EPA issues fines totalling $16,000 to Parmalat Australia: 26/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two $8000 fines to Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd after offensive odours were detected coming from its dairy processing... more

MOU on the regulation of gas activities in NSW released today: 26/08/15

The NSW Government has released a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today that provides clarity about the roles and responsibilities of Government agencies in regulating the... more

Have you seen this man or his van?: 26/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in partnership with Blacktown City Council and the Western Sydney RID squad is calling on residents to be on the look-out for... more

Atholwood man fined for misuse of pesticides: 25/08/15

A man has been fined $400 and cautioned by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the inappropriate use of an insecticide product containing the active constituent... more

Liverpool City Council Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 25/08/15

On Sunday 30 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Liverpool. Steve... more

New Grants to Increase Recycling of Household and Business Waste Now Open: 21/08/15

Round two of Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program grants are now open. The program, which offers grants to increase recycling of household and business... more

New waste licensing and levy systems now in place: 21/08/15

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Director Waste and Resource Recovery Steve Beaman today reminded waste facility operators that new measures to stop unlawful waste... more

Clean-up focuses on the Wollangambe River: 19/08/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued a second Clean-up Notice to Centennial Coal yesterday outlining the requirements for the on-going clean-up of the... more

AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd fined $15,000 by the NSW EPA: 18/08/15

AGL Macquarie Pty Ltd, which operates the Bayswater Power Station near Muswellbrook, has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The Penalty... more

Free Newcastle Community Workshops Give Residents Access to Latest Air Quality Science: 17/08/15

On 19 August 2015 the Newcastle Community Consultative Committee on the Environment (NCCCE) will hold a free community workshop to demonstrate use of the internet to learn... more

Alcobell Pty Ltd and its director ordered to pay over $110,000 for waste offences: 10/08/15

The bulk haulage company Alcobell Pty Ltd has been convicted in the NSW Land and Environment Court and ordered to pay fines totalling $70,000 for unlawfully transporting and... more

Ammonia not to blame for pelican deaths: 07/08/15

Ammonia levels in a water sample collected from a stormwater drain near the affected pelican colony on the Central Coast are too low to be responsible for pelican deaths,... more

Western Sydney Household Chemical CleanOuts start this weekend: 04/08/15

During the month of August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Auburn, Bankstown, Fairfield and Holroyd City Councils will be holding Household... more

Clean up progressing for Wollangambe: 31/07/15

Following the incident at the Clarence Colliery mine on the 2 July 2015, which resulted in water and coal fines entering the Wollangambe River, the NSW Environment Protection... more

Mount Arthur coal mine penalised $58,500 for blast incident: 30/07/15

Hunter Valley Energy Coal has been convicted in the NSW Land and Environment Court and ordered to pay a penalty of $58,500 for a blast incident that occurred at its Mount... more

Shellharbour Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 29/07/15

On Saturday 1 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shellharbour City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Albion Park... more

FIRST LOWER HUNTER DUST STUDY FINDINGS RELEASED TODAY: 23/07/15

An EPA commissioned report outlining the interim results of a study into visible dust in the Lower Hunter has been released today. Concerns have been raised about the levels... more

Rutherford community information night to be held on 29 July: 22/07/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be holding a community information night in Rutherford next Wednesday to discuss the recent issues with odours and other... more

NEW GRANTS TO REDUCE AND RECYCLE FOOD WASTE NOW OPEN: 22/07/15

Round three of the Local Government Organics Collection Systems and Love Food Hate Waste grants are now open for councils, community groups and not-for-profits to apply for... more

Penrith residents targeted by cheap fill operators: 21/07/15

Penrith residents are being urged by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Penrith City Council to not accept illegal landfill and to report operators who dump... more

City of Sydney Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 16/07/15

On Saturday 18 July the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with the City of Sydney Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Sydney Park... more

WOODBERRY SWAMP AND FLOODGATE PROJECT TO BENEFIT FROM EPA ENFORCEABLE UNDERTAKINGS : 16/07/15

Newcastle Stevedores and the Port of Newcastle Operations, as trustee for the Port of Newcastle Unit Trust, have entered into Enforceable Undertakings with the NSW Environment... more

Environmental assessment and clean up continues after Clarence Colliery mine incident : 14/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has detected further areas of coal fines in the Wollangambe River within the World Heritage Area of the Greater Blue Mountains... more

EPA investigating oil spill near asphalt plant in Rutherford: 14/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an investigation after an oil spill incident was detected on Tuesday 14 July 2015 in Rutherford Industrial... more

Clean-up progressing after serious environmental incident at Clarence Colliery mine : 07/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is continuing to monitor the clean-up actions and investigate environmental impacts after coal fines, and course reject material left... more

Manildra Flour Mill issued with a penalty notice for failing to report an incident to the EPA: 06/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $8000 to the Manildra Flour Mill, located in Central West NSW, for failing to report an incident... more

EPA requires pollution reduction for western Sydney plant: 06/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed a legally binding pollution reduction program on the environment protection licence held by Sydney Water for the... more

EPA investigating blast fume at Whitehaven’s Maules Coal Creek Mine: 06/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an investigation after a blast fume incident occurred on Thursday 2 July 2015 at Whitehaven’s Maules Creek... more

Chemtrans issued with a penalty notice for $4000: 03/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice for $4000 to transport company Chemtrans Pty Ltd for providing false or misleading information, in... more

SITA issued with an $8000 penalty notice for failing to report: 03/07/15

SITA Australia has been issued with an $8000 penalty notice for failing to notify the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of a fire in a compost stockpile at its Spring... more

EPA continuing investigation into incident at Clarence Colliery: 03/07/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigations today into a serious environmental incident at the Centennial Coal, Clarence Colliery mine site... more

Director and his two companies found guilty of six offences: 02/07/15

The Land and Environment Court has found that former waste operator, Phillip Foxman and two of his companies guilty of six waste offences in proceedings started by the NSW... Inghams to contribute $79,800 to monitor local water quality after EPA investigation: 19/05/15

Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to provide $79,800 to a Lake Macquarie City Council... more

BlueScope Steel fined $3,000 for blast furnace gas condensate discharge resulting in fish kill: 19/05/15

BlueScope Steel has been issued two penalty infringement notices totalling $3,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for breaching two conditions of its... more

EPA Chair and CEO visits Gunnedah: 18/05/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair and CEO Barry Buffier has announced an additional $100,000 in funding to assist Gunnedah Shire Council with the remediation of... more

EPA Chair and CEO visits Tamworth : 18/05/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair and CEO Barry Buffier today will meet Tamworth A/Mayor Cr Russell Webb and General Manager Paul Bennett along with other key... more

No environmental harm but improvements needed: 15/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed investigations in to two separate incidents that occurred at the Santos Eastern Pty Ltd (Santos) Narrabri coal... more

Waste Levy exemption for storm clean-up areas extended until 30 June : 13/05/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Barry Buffier, today announced that the Waste Levy exemption given to storm affected areas to assist with their clean-up... more

Cooma-Monaro closes the loop with Coompost: 13/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) applauds the town of Cooma in Southern NSW as a leading example of closed loop composting. Cooma-Monaro Council’s... more

Transpacific Industries to pay $100,000 to community project following water pollution at Kooragang : 12/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) offered by Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd following an investigation into a water... more

EPA investigates illegal dumping by Wollongong City Council : 12/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced an investigation into Wollongong City Council after contaminated soil material was identified in mounds along the... more

Individual fined $4000 for dumping waste in National Park: 11/05/15

An individual has been fined $4000 after admitting he illegally dumped about eight large garbage bags of waste on the Murphy’s Fire Trail in the Blue Mountains National... more

Waste sector needs data collection to out rogue operators and market failure: 07/05/15

7 May 2015 – “The waste sector will continue to be dogged by rogue operators and market failure, unless a minimum regulatory standard on data capture and retention... more

Results show low mercury concentrations in residential areas around Botany: 05/05/15

Comprehensive environmental testing has found that the risk of mercury being present in soil and stormwater drains in the residential areas around Botany Industrial Park (BIP)... more

Round 2 Bin Trim grants now open for business assessors: 04/05/15

Eligible organisations can now apply to share in up to $6 million worth of Waste Less Recycle More grants to deliver Bin Trim assessments across NSW. The second round of Bin... more

Buttai Gravel granted extension to operating times due to storm damage: 01/05/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has given Buttai Gravel, Martins Creek Quarry, approval to operate 24 hours a day, seven days until 21 May 2015 to facilitate... more

EPA welcomes new members of the North Lake Macquarie Community Lead Reference Group: 30/04/15

The CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Barry Buffier, today announced the eight members appointed to the newly established North Lake Macquarie Community... more

Liverpool residents targeted by cheap fill operators: 29/04/15

Liverpool residents are being urged by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Liverpool City Council to not accept illegal landfill and report people who dump fill... more

EPA urges the community to use caution as clean up continues : 29/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging the community to avoid waterways and to use caution as the massive clean-up continues after last week’s storms... more

NSW Police to contribute $100,000 to Environmental Programs after EPA investigation: 28/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the NSW Police Force following an investigation into the disposal of... more

Parmalat Food Products issued with Prevention Notice to stop odour: 28/04/15

Parmalat Food Products Pty Ltd in Lidcombe has been issued with a Prevention Notice by the EPA to identify the source of offensive offsite odours and deliver a range of... more

Waste Levy Exemption Extended to Pittwater: 27/04/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Barry Buffier, announced today that the Waste Levy exemption is now extended to businesses and residents of... more

Waste Levy Exemption Extended to Singleton: 24/04/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Barry Buffier, announced today that the Waste Levy exemption is now extended to businesses and residents of... more

Repeat offender fined $15,000 for unlawful tyre activities: 24/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined GL Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd (GL Tyre Recycling) $15,000 for transporting tyres to its facility in Milperra... more

Sydney Water to pay $157,500 penalty for Malabar sewage leak: 22/04/15

Sydney Water was sentenced by the Land and Environment Court to pay a penalty of $157,500 for two offences arising from a sewage leak at its Malabar Sewage Treatment Plant in... more

Waste Levy removed to assist with storm clean up: 22/04/15

CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Barry Buffier, today announced that the clean-up efforts of residents and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding in... more

Port Kembla Gateway fined $15,000: 20/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Port Kembla Gateway $15,000 and issued an Official Caution after the company breached conditions of its Environment... more

Illegal dump costs Southern Highlands individual $4,000: 16/04/15

An individual who dumped ten garbage bags of household general waste in the Macquarie Pass National Park has been fined $4,000 by the Environment Protection Authority... more

EPA commences prosecutions against Rutherford company Truegain : 16/04/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced proceedings in the Land and Environment Court against waste oil refinery Truegain Pty Ltd and one of its... more

EPA issues AGL with a notice after gas leak : 15/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued AGL with a notice for information and records in relation to a small gas leak that AGL detected at one of its... more

EPA replaces penalty notice issued to EIA consultancy with an official caution : 15/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has withdrawn one of two penalty notices issued to the consultancy Environmental Investigations Australia Pty Ltd (EIA) in... more

EPA issues Kyogle Shire Council with a penalty notice : 14/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Kyogle Shire Council for breaching the conditions of its environment protection licence in... more

EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More program delivers $171 million boost to waste and recycling in NSW: 14/04/15

Since the launch of the Waste Less Recycle More program began delivering on its goal to transform waste and recycling in NSW, an extra 870,000 tonnes of waste has been... more

Wingecarribee Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 09/04/15

On Saturday 11 April the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Moss... more

St Peters waste facility fined $15,000 for causing dust emissions: 09/04/15

SPRC Pty Ltd on Burrows Road in St Peters has been fined $15,000 by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for breaching a licence condition by operating with inefficient... more

EPA issues Santos with approval to re-open its Dewhurst Southern Water Flow Line: 09/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed its initial investigation into a spill of produced water from the Dewhurst Southern Water Flow Line at... more

EPA issues two penalty notices to Buttai Gravel for poor sediment and erosion controls: 07/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Buttai Gravel Pty Ltd, part of the Daracon group of companies, for breaching the conditions of... more

Sydney Trains issued with a penalty notice for pollution of waters: 07/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $15,000 to Sydney Trains for pollution of waters after water used to wash down trains was... more

Sydney Water licence review open for consultation : 01/04/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the public to comment on Sydney Water Corporation’s environment protection licences covering its sewage... more

Factory fined $82,500 for dust incident in Young: 31/03/15

Causmag Ore Company Proprietary Limited, the operator of a magnesia factory in Young, has been fined $82,500 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to... more

EPA fines landowners for illegally disposing of 1080 poison: 31/03/15

Three local Lismore landholders have been fined or issued with official cautions for possessing deadly poison baits without the appropriate authorisation after one landholder... more

Caltex to contribute $120,000 to Environmental Programs after EPA investigation: 30/03/15

Caltex has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to provide $120,000 to a number of local environmental programs as a... more

Waste Aid to receive $280,000 to address waste in NSW Aboriginal communities: 30/03/15

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced that Waste Aid will receive $280,000 under its Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, to develop the first waste... more

Talking Rubbish: Improving Environmental Compliance across the Waste Industry: 26/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is leading a new reform agenda to improve environmental compliance across the waste and recycling sector. The EPA is undertaking... more

Newcastle Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 23/03/15

On Saturday 28 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Newcastle City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Tighes... more

Wollondilly Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 23/03/15

On Saturday 28 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Wollondilly Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Liverpool City Council fined $5,000 for illegal waste storage: 18/03/15

Liverpool City Council has been fined $5,000 by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the use of land in Kemps Creek as a waste facility without lawful authority. The... more

Waste grants now available to help waste operators install weighbridges: 18/03/15

Waste grants of up to $75,000 are no Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Muswellbrook Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 19/02/15

On Saturday 21 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Muswellbrook Shire Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA continues to investigate sick turtles in Bellinger River : 19/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation into dead and sick turtles in the Bellinger River, on the state’s North Coast. The EPA... more

Georges River fish kill investigation continues : 18/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation into the source of a fish kill in the Georges River at Moorebank over the weekend. The clean-up... more

Qenos plant to test its new flaring equipment at Botany Industrial Park: 16/02/15

Qenos has informed the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that it will be testing its new elevated flare equipment this week, which may result in visible flaring. The... more

EPA continuing to investigate cause of dead fish in Georges River: 16/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to investigate the possible cause of a fish kill in the Georges River at Moorebank near Liverpool which occurred... more

EPA advises people to avoid fish kill in Georges River: 15/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is advising people to avoid contact with the George's River at Liverpool between the Liverpool Weir and the Casula Powerhouse where... more

EPA investigating fish kill in Georges River at Liverpool: 14/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working with Liverpool Council and the community to investigate a fish kill in the Georges River at Liverpool. EPA officers have... more

EPA launches strategic plan to reduce harmful diesel and marine emissions: 13/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today launched its strategic plan for reducing the harmful impact of emissions from the non-road diesel and shipping sectors on... more

Waste company fined $6,500 for illegal waste operations in Sydney’s west: 13/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Charlton Demolitions and Excavation Pty Ltd with two penalty notices totalling $6,500 for the illegal disposal of... more

Port Kembla Copper issued with a penalty notice for $15,000: 13/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $15,000 to Port Kembla Copper (PKC) after the company reported seven instances in November and... more

Lake Macquarie Lead Community Reference Group to be established: 13/02/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for community members from North Lake Macquarie to nominate for a two year appointment with the newly established Lake... more

EPA analysing sampling results from AGL’s Gloucester operations: 13/02/15

Operations at AGL Gloucester remain suspended while the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) continues its investigation into AGL’s operations at the site. EPA... more

Environmental testing around Botany to begin next week: 06/02/15

Environmental testing will be carried out in some areas of Matraville, Eastgardens, Banksmeadow, Botany, Hillsdale and Pagewood through February as part of Stage Two of the... more

Mainfreight ordered to pay $88,500 for dangerous goods breach: 06/02/15

Mainfreight Distribution Pty Ltd has been fined $56,000 and ordered to pay $32,500 in legal costs in the Land and Environment Court this week after pleading guilty last year... more

Landholder fined for failing to comply with EPA Clean-Up Notice : 03/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a fine for $7500 to a landholder for failing to comply with the conditions of a Clean-Up Notice at his property at... more

Flowback water at AGL Gloucester to be tested as part of investigation: 02/02/15

AGL will be permitted to pump flowback water from its four Waukivory wells in Gloucester this week so that sampling can be carried out by the NSW Environment Protection... more

EPA surveys lower Hunter community on air quality: 02/02/15

A study conducted by Macquarie University on behalf of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has found a mix of views, knowledge and understanding across the... more

EPA regulatory action for water pollution incident at BlueScope Steel: 02/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1,500 to BlueScope Steel and ordered the company to undertake two pollution reduction programs... more

Two penalty notices issued for waste spillage in Central West NSW : 29/01/15

  The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices, one to Hamcon Civil and a second to their driver in relation to the spillage of wet... more

EPA serves AGL with notice for records: 28/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will not permit AGL to commence operations at its Gloucester coal seam gas site until it is satisfied that the operations can be... more

AGL operations suspended and EPA investigating after BTEX chemicals detected in Waukivory well: 27/01/15

AGL operations at Gloucester have been suspended and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating after the company informed the authority that it had... more

No breach of environmental protection licence in disposal of flowback water from AGL Gloucester’s operations: 22/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has determined that there has been no breach of environment protection licence conditions or the Protection of the Environment... more

EPA scrutinises monitoring results from AGL Gloucester operations: 15/01/15

AGL has advised the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that ground and surface water monitoring data from its Gloucester operations during November has detected traces... more

Crown Lands enters into Enforceable Undertaking following Belmore Basin sewage leak: 14/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking offered by NSW Crown Lands following a sewage leak at Belmore Basin in Wollongong... more

UHAQMN nominations close soon: 13/01/15

Nominations for the community representative position on the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network Advisory Committee close on 27 January 2015. NSW Environment... more

Preliminary waste classification project underway around former Pasminco smelter: 12/01/15

The NSW EPA, in collaboration with Lake Macquarie City Council (LMCC), is working to identify disposal options for lead and slag impacted soil pending the imminent closure of... more

Pasminco fined for breaching its Environment Protection Licence: 09/01/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter Pty Ltd with an official caution and two $1500 fines for breaching licence limits for... more

EPA investigating Ethylene Oxide leak: 05/01/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating the extent of an Ethylene Oxide leak which occurred at the Huntsman Surfactants Plant, Botany Industrial Park,... more

EPA release eight year waste strategy: 30/12/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy for 2014-2021 that will underpin waste and recycling improvements and... more

Four NSW coal shipping terminals sign up for environment improvement plans with the EPA: 24/12/14

The operators of the four NSW coal shipping terminals have worked with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to develop a monitoring and reporting program on the... more

All gas activities in NSW now require a licence from the EPA: 23/12/14

With the commencement of the Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (NSW Gas Plan) Regulation 2014 on 19 December 2014 all gas activities in NSW will require an... more

Lion Dairy and Drinks fined $15,000 for wastewater discharge: 19/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined Lion Dairy and Drinks Pty Ltd $15,000 for breaching the conditions of their Environment... more

Consultancy fined twice for providing false and misleading information about waste : 19/12/14

NB: This case underwent an internal review and the penalties have been updated. Please see: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/epamedia/EPAMedia15041502.htm  The NSW... more

Report proposes cost effective options to reduce diesel emissions at NSW coal mines: 18/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has examined options available to reduce non-road diesel emissions and has published the NSW Coal Mining Benchmarking Study -... more

Reducing emissions from coal trains: 18/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has conducted a compliance audit of coal loading and unloading facilities and is enforcing improvements to reduce coal dust... more

$15,000 fine for GL Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd at Milperra: 17/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $15,000 fine to GL Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd for illegally stockpiling waste tyres at its facility in... more

Correction to media release: 17/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) stated in its media release titled Up to a 100,000 tonnes of waste unlawfully used in Picton, issued on 1 December 2014 that... more

EPA aware of delay to restart BlueScope's Waste Gas Cleaning Plant: 17/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has discussed with BlueScope its plan to defer the restart of  the Waste Gas Cleaning plant until early January... more

New expert working group to review Lead Abatement Strategy: 17/12/14

A new Lead Expert Working Group (LEWG) consisting of members from NSW Health, Lake Macquarie City Council, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, and independent site... more

Caltex fined $15,000 for polluting water at Silver Beach: 16/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined fuel company Caltex $15,000 for a water pollution incident at Silver Beach, Kurnell last... more

BlueScope to monitor emissions as operations from new stack restarts: 15/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued BlueScope Steel monitoring conditions for restarting operations of the Sinter Plant Waste Gas Cleaning Plant. Giselle... more

BlueScope to restart new waste gas cleaning stack next week: 12/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been informed that BlueScope intend to re-start operations from a new waste gas cleaning stack following an October fire at... more

Sydney Water to pay $200,000 after sewage spill at Glenfield: 10/12/14

As a result of an Enforceable Undertaking* with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Sydney Water Corporation (Sydney Water) has agreed  to pay $200,000 to... more

Million dollar crop damage - EPA reminder about the risks from herbicide drift: 09/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging local landholders to be aware of the risks and potential impact of herbicide drift and to use herbicides carefully,... more

Tarrawonga coal mine fined $15,000 for licence breach: 09/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined Tarrawonga Coal Pty Ltd $15,000 for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection... more

Penalty notice issued for exceeding emission limits: 04/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to CSR Building Products Ltd for exceeding air emissions from a stack at their Schofields... more

Hymix Australia issued with a penalty notice for polluting Kincumber Creek: 03/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Hymix Australia Pty Ltd for allowing alkaline water to enter the Kincumber Creek from its... more

Correction to media release: 03/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) stated in its media release titled EPA assists in clean-up of pesticides spill into a creek in Federal, issued on 2 December... more

Thomas Paul Constructions fined $1500 for failing to comply with Clean-Up Notice: 02/12/14

Tuggerah company Thomas Paul Constructions (TPC) Pty Ltd has been issued with a $1500 penalty notice by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for failing to comply with a... more

EPA assists in clean-up of pesticides spill into a creek in Federal: 02/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has provided assistance during an incident in Federal, west of Byron Bay, in which a large quantity of pesticide mix spilled... more

Casino-based Clovass Quarry fined for breaching licence conditions: 02/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued three penalty notices and three official cautions to the operator of Clovass Quarry for breaching the conditions of its... more

Liquid waste company fined for failing to pay waste levy : 01/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and fined the operator of the liquid waste company, ‘No Fuss Liquid Waste Pty Ltd’... more

Up to a 100,000 tonnes of waste unlawfully used in Picton: 01/12/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to company Earth Civil for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued for filling a number of... more

Special Condition added to AGL’s Environment Protection Licence to regulate the restart of a compressor engine: 28/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has attached a Special Condition to AGL Upstream Investments Environment Protection Licence for the Rosalind Park Gas Treatment... more

Martins Creek truck inspections find most drivers doing the right thing: 27/11/14

A joint heavy vehicle inspection operation by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Roads and Maritime Services carried out in the Hunter Region today found most... more

Terjon Services issued with a penalty notice for littering: 26/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Terjon Services Pty Ltd, for failing to comply with waste transport requirements and causing... more

Tamworth abattoir to undertake environmental audit to improve performance: 26/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has required the operators of the Baiada chicken abattoir near Tamworth to undertake a mandatory audit of their operations,... more

Mining company to pay more than $110,000 after pleading guilty to water pollution: 25/11/14

KBL Mining Ltd, which operates the Mineral Hill Mine near Condobolin in the central west of NSW, has been fined $52,000 in the Land and Environment Court after pleading guilty... more

Environmental testing to begin around Botany Industrial Park: 24/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has appointed independent experts WSP Environmental Pty Ltd (WSP) to test for potential off-site mercury contamination around... more

TIMECON issued with a further two penalty notices: 20/11/14

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two further penalty notices for $1,500 each to TIMECON Pty Ltd, for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued to... more

EPA holds shipping industry emissions forum: 20/11/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has led an information forum with Australian and international representatives of the shipping industry to help progress dialogue on... more

Sydney Water fined for Knight Park sewage incident : 18/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Sydney Water following a water pollution incident at Knight Park, Yennora earlier this year. The... more

Maitland individual fined for the unlawful disposal of waste in Thornton: 18/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to a local Maitland man for failing to comply with a clean-up notice regarding the disposal of... more

Grants available to tackle illegal dumping on Aboriginal Lands: 14/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced $200,000 in grant funding to help Local Aboriginal Land Councils tackle illegal dumping on privately held... more

Truegain penalised $22,500 in the Land and Environment Court today for 2010 licence breach: 14/11/14

Waste oil processing company Truegain was today convicted, fined $22,500 and ordered to pay a proportion of the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s)... more

Conviction and $15,000 in fines for illegal waste facility: 14/11/14

Citilight Environment Pty Ltd has been convicted in Parramatta Local Court, fined $9,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in legal costs last week for illegally operating a waste... more

EPA issues Clarence Valley Council a $1,500 penalty notice for water pollution: 11/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Clarence Valley Council, for causing sediment laden stormwater to pollute the Clarence River at... more

Hurstville Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 11/11/14

On Saturday 15, Sunday 16 November the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hurstville City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

EPA finds multiple licence breaches at Benerembah landfill : 07/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued three penalty notices to Garry Cullen Sand and Soil Pty Ltd for breaching conditions of their Environmental... more

EPA continues crackdown on illegal waste tyre facilities: 07/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its crackdown on illegal waste tyre facilities issuing a penalty notice and two official cautions to three western... more

EPA ceases operations at unlawful Tomago waste site: 07/11/14

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Clean-Up Notice to Newcastle Waste Recycling (NWR) at Tomago, instructing them to cease operations due to a number of... more

EPA change monitoring frequency at the BlueScope Sinter Plant: 06/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has made changes to BlueScope Steel licence requirements following detailed analysis of its recent Sinter Plant monitoring... more

EPA fines local banana farmer for failing to recod the use of pesticides: 05/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $750 penalty notice to a North Coast, Sandy Beach banana farmer for failing to record the use of pesticides. EPA... more

EPA fines Kyogle Council for failing to publish pollution results: 05/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,000 penalty notice to Kyogle Shire Council for failing to publish pollution monitoring results on its... more

Illegally dumped asbestos in Cottan-Bimbang National Park: 05/11/14

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW National Parks is calling for help from the local community following the discovery of asbestos dumped illegally in... more

EPA issues prevention notice due to environmental concerns: 03/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued local business, Crawfords Freightlines, with a Prevention Notice to stop fumigating timber on its Sandgate... more

Interim data from BlueScope Sinter plant monitoring positive to date: 02/11/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to oversee the interim operation of the Sinter Plant at BlueScope Steel P/L after a stack fire at the plant on the... more

EPA issues fine to local farmer for not alerting neighbours to 1080 baits: 31/10/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $400 fine to a local Glen Innes farmer for using a restricted pesticide, 1080 wild dog baits, without warning his... more

Toll North to pay almost $20,000 for dangerous goods breaches : 30/10/14

The freight transport company Toll North Pty Ltd has been fined a total of $9,680 and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs after pleading guilty to two dangerous goods m">Pollution incidents cost Big Island Mining close to $200,000: 01/09/14

Big Island Mining Pty Limited (BIM), the operator of the Dargues Gold Mine near Braidwood has been ordered to pay $196 000 in penalties and costs after pleading guilty in the... more

EPA investigates reports of gas release from AGL Camden CSG site : 01/09/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating community and media reports of a gas release from the AGL Coal Seam Gas site at Camden last night. Reports from the... more

$16.2million available to tackle organic waste : 28/08/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for local councils to apply for a share of $16.2 million to help get food and garden waste... more

EPA investigates oil spill at Rutherford: 28/08/14

 The NSW Environment Protection Authority is conducting an investigation into an oil spill incident at the Rutherford Industrial estate earlier today. EPA Manger for the... more

Residents’ concerns investigated by the Environment Protection Authority: 26/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has investigated residents’ concerns of contamination in the Manilla River. The EPA took samples from the Manilla River... more

Gosford Chemical CleanOut this Sunday: 25/08/14

On Sunday 31 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Gosford City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Gosford. Steve... more

Mercury ambient air levels significantly low at Botany: 22/08/14

Recent monitoring has shown that mercury ambient air levels at Orica’s Botany site are low and significantly below the World Health Organisation’s (WHO)... more

NSW EPA releases report on non-road diesel engine emissions: 21/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has assessed the net benefits of introducing exhaust emission limits for non-road diesel engines. The EPA’s Director of... more

Hydrodec Australia fined $10,000 in Downing Centre Local Court for 2013 water pollution incident: 21/08/14

Hydrodec Australia Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay more than $22,000 by the Downing Centre Local Court after pleading guilty to an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) water... more

Holroyd Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 20/08/14

On Saturday 23 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Holroyd City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Guildford... more

Hawkesbury Chemical CleanOut this Sunday: 20/08/14

On Sunday 24 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hawkesbury City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at... more

Bankstown Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 14/08/14

On Saturday 16 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Bankstown City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Condell... more

EPA Investigates Fluoride Spill in Upper Hunter: 14/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating the extent of a fluoride discharge into Slaughterhouse Creek and the Williams River from the Dungog Water... more

Getting tough on petrol station contamination : 12/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has put petrol station owners on notice - announcing a round of inspections of underground petrol storage systems, as part of a... more

EPA to conduct further noise monitoring around Port Botany : 12/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will undertake further noise monitoring to measure levels generated in and around the Port Botany precinct, EPA Director... more

EPA focus on reducing shipping emissions: 11/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has started discussions with the shipping industry to reduce emissions from ships in the Greater Metropolitan Region  As a... more

Liverpool Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 11/08/14

On Sunday 17 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Liverpool City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Liverpool. Steve... more

EPA fines Hydromet over licence breaches and orders the company to clean up its Tomago site : 08/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices and a clean-up notice to hazardous waste company, Hydromet Corporation Pty Ltd, and will be... more

EPA awards more than $1.6m to tackle illegal dumping: 08/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has awarded $1,658,094 across 23 waste grants to charities, local councils and local land managers to tackle illegal dumping at... more

Court fines Wambo Coal $13,000 over mine blast incident that impacted residents and childcare centre : 07/08/14

Mining company Wambo Coal has been fined $13,000 and ordered to pay $24,000 in costs after pleading guilty in the Singleton Centre Local Court to emitting an offensive odour... more

$11.35 million available for communities to tackle recycling: 07/08/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Environmental Trust are calling for businesses, not-for-profit organisations and local councils to apply for a share of... more

Causmag issued with a penalty notice for dust emissions: 07/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Causmag Ore Company Pty Ltd for dust emissions from its magnesium oxide production factory in... more

Visy Paper issued with two penalty notices for breach of licence: 07/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Visy Paper Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence (EPL)... more

Orica ordered to clean up arsenic in groundwater : 05/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ordered Orica Pty Ltd to take the next step in the clean-up of arsenic contaminated groundwater at the company’s... more

Court fines company $30,000 for breaching licence limits at Wauchope quarry: 04/08/14

Quarry operator M.A. Roche Group, which trades as Volcanic Resources, has been fined $30,000 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to breaching  a... more

Auburn Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 04/08/14

On Sunday 10 August the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Auburn City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Auburn. Steve... more

EPA calls for community help to find source of Bingara bird deaths: 01/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting members of the Bingara community to take part in a sweep of the streets near the showground following the death of... more

Pacific Highway Upgrade construction firms Leighton’s Contractors and Fulton Hogan Constructions issued with penalty notices : 01/08/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to Leighton’s Contractors and Fulton Hogan Constructions for failing to minimise dust emissions... more

EPA places strict licence conditions on new Chester Hill waste site owners: 01/08/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has placed strict requirements on the new operators of the waste site at 191 Miller Road, Road Chester Hill to ensure that the site... more

Setting the standard for cleaner air: 31/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes the release of the National Environment Protection Council’s (NEPC) Impact Statement into proposed changes to the... more

Court penalises Orica more than ¾ of a million dollars for Newcastle and Botany pollution incidents: 29/07/14

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has been convicted and penalised $768,250 in relation to charges brought by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for pollution incidents at... more

Hunter Water signs an Enforceable Undertaking following chemical spill in Swansea NSW: 28/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking with the Hunter Water Corporation following a pollution incident.  The EPA’s... more

Clean-up notice issued to Lake Cargelligo service station after fuel leak: 28/07/14

A fuel company associated with the Shell Service Station at Lake Cargelligo in central west NSW have been issued with a Clean-up Notice following an incident in which... more

EPA investigating Bingara bird deaths : 23/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting an investigation into the death of approximately 30 native birds at Bingara in the state’s... more

Public land managers come together to tackle illegal dumping: 23/07/14

Public land owners and managers from across the mid north coast will be coming together in Port Macquarie on Friday to work together to tackle illegal dumping.  The... more

Draft protocol for managing asbestos in recyclable waste now open for comment: 22/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority - EPA has released a draft protocol for managing asbestos in recyclable construction and demolition waste, which is open for comment... more

$1.6 million boost for new business recycling networks: 18/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.6 million from the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative to help establish six new recycling networks in the Sydney,... more

Northern NSW land managers come together to tackle illegal dumping: 16/07/14

Public land owners and managers from across northern NSW will be coming together in Lismore on Friday to form a united front against illegal dumping. The session, hosted by... more

A&R Freight issued with a penalty notice : 15/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to A&R Freight for failing to properly secure liquid waste during transport which resulted in a... more

Leed Engineering and Construction issued with a penalty notice : 15/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Leed Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd and an official caution to Orange City Council for poor... more

Max Walker’s Earthmoving and Mid-Western Regional Council issued with penalty notices : 15/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to Max Walker’s Earthmoving and the Mid-Western Regional Council in relation to the unlawful... more

Orica reaches a milestone in its remediation project at Botany: 10/07/14

A major milestone has been reached in the remediation of Orica’s Botany site. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is amending Orica’s environment... more

EPA welcomes opportunity to improve management of contaminated land in NSW: 10/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Director of Hazardous Incidents and Environmental Health, Mr Craig Lamberton, today welcomed the NSW... more

EPA calling for public input into duty to notify contamination guidelines: 09/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released for public comment updated draft Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination under the Contaminated Land... more

Penalty imposed after Greater Taree City Council pleads guilty to polluting waters charge: 09/07/14

Greater Taree City Council has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court and been ordered to pay $37,500 in funding for bushland regeneration works and $57,000 for... more

Mogo farmer fined $5000 after misusing an unregistered pesticide: 09/07/14

A sheep farmer has been fined $5000 in Batemans Bay Local Court and ordered to pay $2000 in legal costs after pleading guilty to using an unregistered pesticide to bait foxes... more

Par Recycling issued with a Clean-up Notice after fire: 07/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued a Clean-up Notice to Par Recycling Pty Ltd, a waste storage and sorting facility for yellow bin recyclables based at... more

Fuel detected in groundwater monitoring bore at Lake Cargelligo: 04/07/14

Unleaded fuel has been detected in a groundwater monitoring bore at Lake Cargelligo in central west NSW. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working with other... more

EPA investigation of Maules Creek mine blast complete : 03/07/14

Following an investigation by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) into a recent blast incident, Whitehaven Coal will install additional monitoring equipment at the... more

Gunnedah Quarry Products issued with a penalty notice : 03/07/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Gunnedah Quarry Products for not complying with a Notice to provide information. EPA Acting... more

Free waste and recycling audits as part of $4.7million EPA Bin Trim grants: 01/07/14

 Thousands of businesses across NSW will be able to tap into new opportunities to reduce waste to landfill and boost recycling with the Environment Protection Authority... more

EPA launches new stakeholder newsletter, EPA Connect: 26/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today launched a new stakeholder newsletter called EPA Connect. This newsletter complements the EPA’s existing... more

BlueScope breaches licence limit at Port Kembla plant : 20/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined BlueScope Steel and required that the company undertake a $50,000 trial of improved air emission monitoring equipment,... more

CSG Camden report highlights areas for improved environmental management: 20/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released an audit report of AGL’s Rosalind Park Coal Seam Gas (CSG) operations at Gilead near Camden, highlighting... more

EPA regulatory action for illegal dumping in Canobolas State Forest: 20/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a fine and a formal warning for the illegal dumping of household waste in the Canobolas State Forest near Orange... more

EPA issues KLF Holdings with penalty notice for unlawful stockpile height: 16/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to KLF Holdings Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection Licence... more

Demolition company issued with penalty notices for non-disclosure of asbestos disposal method: 16/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a second penalty notice to Nustas Demolition and Excavation Pty Ltd and fined the company $1,000 for failing to... more

Keeping an eye on dust from the sky: 12/06/14

The EPA recently took to the sky with an unannounced aerial inspection of coal mine operations in the Hunter Valley to observe dust emissions from mining operations. EPA... more

SITA Australia issued with a penalty notice: 11/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued SITA Australia Pty Ltd with a penalty notice for breaching the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 at... more

BSV Tyre Recycling Australia issued with a penalty notice : 10/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice and clean-up notice to BSV Tyre Recycling Australia Pty Ltd based at Revesby NSW for operating a... more

EPA fines Wollondilly Abattoir and orders substantial upgrades to improve environmental performance : 06/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the Wollondilly Abattoir near Picton $3,000 and directed the operators to undertake improvements of their facilities... more

EPA investigating Rutherford odour incident : 06/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting an investigation into odour complaints following an incident at the Rutherford industrial estate yesterday. Fire... more

TIMECON Pty Ltd issued with a penalty notice : 03/06/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to TIMECON Pty Ltd, for failing to comply with a clean-up notice issued to the company for the... more

Community encouraged to ask questions at EPA-directed remediation project at Botany: 28/05/14

Community members are invited to contact the NSW Environment Protection Authority if they have any questions or concerns about stage 3 of the EPA-directed former chlor-alkali... more

Wollongong City Council issued with two penalty notices: 28/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Wollongong City Council for breaching the conditions of their Environment Protection Licence... more

Boral issued with two penalty notices for poor pollution controls: 27/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued two penalty notices to Boral Resources (Country) Pty Ltd, for breaching the conditions of its Environment Protection... more

EPA issues Martins Creek Quarry with two penalty notices for breaching licence conditions : 22/05/14

On May 14 the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued two penalty notices to Buttai Gravel Pty Ltd, the operator of the Martins Creek Quarry, for breaching the... more

EPA oversees clean-up of Goolang Creek Nymboida : 21/05/14

Work on the first stage of a remediation program for the Goolang Creek is complete; with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) saying it was happy with the results... more

Sydney Water required to clean up pumping station site at Cabramatta: 20/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Clean Up Notice to Sydney Water in relation to a wastewater pumping station located behind the Cabramatta Rugby... more

EPA takes action after study reveals odour emitters : 19/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has completed the Rutherford Odour Investigation Project and is intending to issue Prevention Notices to two companies identified as... more

Bulga Coal fined $65,000 for water pollution : 19/05/14

Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd has been fined $65,000 after pleading guilty in the Land and Environment Court to a charge of water pollution. The incident occurred on 9 October... more

EPA imposes a mandatory audit of Qenos plant at Matraville : 16/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has imposed a mandatory audit on the Qenos plant at Matraville following a number of environmental incidents at the site over... more

Vopak issued with a prevention notice following odour incident: 15/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a prevention notice to Vopak’s Port Botany bitumen plant following odour reports by members of the public to... more

EPA investigating reports of blasting fumes from Wambo Coal : 14/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of potential offsite impacts from blast fumes emanating from Wambo Coal Pty Ltd late this... more

Campi Bulk Transport issued four penalty notices for illegally transporting asbestos waste: 13/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) to waste carriers Campi Bulk Transport Pty Ltd for illegally transporting... more

EPA issues Naracor and Namoi WasteCorp with penalty notices for unlawful waste transport and storage: 12/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to Naracor Pty Ltd for transporting waste to an unlawful waste facility and to Namoi WasteCorp for... more

EPA regulatory action for illegal transportation of waste at Port Kembla: 12/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Pacific National (NSW) Pty Limited and an Official Caution to Rhomberg Rail for breaching... more

EPA issues penalty notice to Wave Hill quarry for operating outside of hours : 09/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Penalty Notice to Johnstone Concrete and Landscape Supplies Pty Ltd for breaching the conditions of its Environment... more

Sydney Water issued with a penalty notice for pollution of waters: 08/05/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Sydney Water for pollution of waters at the North Strathfield Rail Underpass (NSRU) project. The... more

EPA fines Inverel.htm">EPA investigating bright orange plume in Botany Bay: 18/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is investigating the source of a bright orange plume covering a 1km square area of water in Botany Bay.The EPA’s test results... more

EPA investigating oil slick in Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour: 12/02/14

EPA officers are attending what appears to be an oil spill in Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour. The slick appears to be about 50metres long and is producing a diesel odour.... more

EPA investigating sewage seep at Belmore Basin : 12/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be conducting a thorough investigation into the recent sewage seep at Belmore Basin. The EPA’s Manager of Illawarra... more

EPA focused on the Hunter: 12/02/14

The EPA continues to focus significant effort on the Hunter region and is proud of its record of achievement on environmental issues in the region.The Chair of the EPA will be... more

EPA committed to improving air quality in the Hunter: 10/02/14

The EPA's objective in the Hunter region is to ensure that air quality levels are maintained at equal to or better than the Australian National standards. The EPA retains an... more

EPA Statement on the ARTC report: 09/02/14

Mr Barry Buffier, Chair and CEO of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has expressed disappointment at claims made by the Hunter Community Environment Centre (HCEC)... more

EPA encourages communities to take the initiative around food wastage: 05/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today called for applications for funding under the Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) grants program, with up to $70,000 available for... more

EPA investigating Moorebank odour complaints: 05/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting an investigation following numerous complaints of a chemical smell from an industrial site in Moorebank today.... more

EPA advises that minor sewage seep at southern end of Belmore Basin continues : 31/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is advising residents and visitors to Belmore Basin that despite extensive investigations and sewer repair works to date, a small... more

Two brothers fined $2,000 each for illegal rubbish dump: 29/01/14

Two brothers from Michelago in NSW were convicted and fined $2000 each in Queanbeyan Local Court last Friday, after each pleading guilty to charges of illegally stockpiling... more

BlueScope Steel Wollongong fined over 2013 dust incident : 23/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1500 and a formal warning to BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd, for breaching the conditions of its... more

EPA conducting independent testing at Belmore Basin : 23/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has commenced additional independent tests of the water quality at Belmore Basin. EPA staff commenced the independent testing... more

$1500 fine for Park Pty Ltd over Port Kembla oil spill: 16/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,500 fine and a formal warning to oil suppliers Park Pty Ltd following a marine fuel oil spill in Port Kembla.... more

CSA Copper to cleanup chemical spill: 15/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Cobar Management Pty Ltd, the operators of the CSA Mine, with a clean-up notice to remove and dispose of material and... more

Joint effort needed to protect bees this spraying season: 10/01/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders and bee keepers alike to take care and communicate clearly as the foraging and spraying seasons get... more

EPA revokes waste facility licence at Chester Hill: 23/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) revoked the Environment Protection Licence of Number 1 Demolition & Excavation (NSW) Pty Ltd, which is in liquidation, to... more

Off-site mercury contamination at Botany likely to be low – independent review: 20/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority today announced the findings of CDM Smith Australia’s report into stage one of the review, which is investigating historical... more

AGL fined for NOx exceedences: 19/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued AGL operations in Camden with a fine of $1,500 and an official caution for exceeding air pollutant, oxides of... more

Causmag Ore Company fined for air pollution: 18/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Causmag Ore Company $1500 this week for air pollution. EPA South Director, Gary Whytcross, said the Young-based company... more

NSW EPA launches new air emissions web-tool: 16/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today launched a new web based tool, ‘Air Emissions In My Community’. EPA Chair and CEO, Barry Buffier said that the... more

EPA fines operators of Dargues Gold Mine over use of chemical: 16/12/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Big Island Mining Pty Ltd, the operators of the Dargues Gold mine near Braidwood, with a penalty notice for breaching a... more

Stakeholder survey finds EPA has many positive attributes but needs to communicate better : 11/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today welcomed the findings and recommendations of a comprehensive stakeholder survey. EPA Chair and CEO Barry Buffier said the... more

BHP Billiton's Mt Arthur Coal Mine fined after complaints about blast : 11/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice of $1500 to BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur coal mine, located near Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter,... more

Another part of BHP Billiton’s multi-million dollar Mayfield remediation gets EPA tick of approval: 10/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has signed off on the completion of the clean-up of a further two allotments on the old BHP Billiton steelworks site at Mayfield... more

Top tips for keeping NSW’s beaches and waterways clean this summer: 03/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding the public that we all have a role to play in preventing pollution of the state’s beaches and waterways this... more

Cross border operation stops illegal dumpers in their tracks: 03/12/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and ACT EPA have joined forces with other government agencies to crack down on people illegally dumping waste from the ACT in... more

EPA welcomes dismissal of court claim by Corindi Quarry operators : 02/12/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed the decision by Wyanga Holdings Pty ltd, which operates Corindi Quarry, to withdraw its court action against the EPA.... more

EPA investigating chlorine release at Orica Botany: 28/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of a minor chlorine release at Orica’s Botany Plant earlier today. The incident involved approximately... more

EPA refutes claims that it has been “sidelined” or “ignored”: 25/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) strongly refutes any claims that it has been “sidelined” or “ignored” in relation to an AGL’s... more

Call for public input into Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme Review: 22/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for public submissions as part of its 10-year statutory review of the Protection of the Environment Operations... more

EPA completes investigation into leak at Barangaroo: 22/11/13

The EPA has completed an investigation into a leak that occurred at Barangaroo from a waste water collection pipe on 7 November 2013. The EPA’s investigations found that... more

EPA aware of incident at Orica - Kooragang Island: 22/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of a nitric acid spill which occurred this morning at the Orica Kooragang Island facility.Full details of the incident... more

No more waste tyres for Carbon Polymers: 18/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued Carbon Polymers Pty Ltd with a clean-up notice last week following an EPA investigation of community complaints regarding... more

Blacktown scrap metal operator hit with clean-up notice: 18/11/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a clean-up notice to Blacktown scrap metal operator Sell & Parker Pty Ltd following an alleged water pollution... more

Wauchope quarry ordered to pay $76,000 over water pollution: 15/11/13

M.A. Roche Group Pty Ltd, which operates the Volcanic Resources quarry in Wauchope, has been fined $22,000 and ordered to pay the EPA’s legal and investigation costs... more

EPA pushes for greater recycling rates in NSW: 14/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has proposed challenging new recycling targets for NSW and is encouraging everybody to think about what they throw in the bin... more

Hurstville Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 13/11/13

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Hurstville City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event... more

EPA maintains suspension of Corindi Quarry operating licence : 08/11/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has defended the suspension of the licence for Corindi Quarry given that the EPA has provided repeated warnings about significant... more

Barangaroo reports water leak: 08/11/13

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) has reported to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that an on-site water treatment plant has experienced a leak that may... more

Boggabri Coal Mine fined for polluting waters: 07/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Boggabri Coal Mine $3000 this week for water pollution. EPA North Director, Gary Davey, said the mine had created four... more

EPA reminds landholders about herbicide drift: 05/11/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders about the risk of herbicide drift, especially when spraying phenoxyl based herbicides, during hot and... more

EPA investigating factory fire at Somersby: 30/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is attending a factory fire at Somersby. The lead agency for the incident is NSW Fire and Rescue. The EPA understands the... more

Canada Bay Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 30/10/13

On Saturday 2 November, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with The City of Canada Bay will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Canada Bay.... more

Willoughby Chemical CleanOut on this weekend: 25/10/13

This Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Willoughby Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut... more

Gwydir Council to clean up asbestos: 25/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Gwydir Shire Council with a clean-up notice following an investigation of community complaints and a self-report by... more

Cigarette 'tossers' - we are watching you!: 24/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Environment Line has received more than 1,100 calls this month from people reporting cigarettes being thrown from... more

EPA inspects Bendemeer campsite for effluent discharge: 21/10/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (E3081601.htm">Mt Thorley mine fined $45,000 for water pollution: 16/08/13

Coal and Allied Operations Pty Ltd, which manages a coal mine for Rio Tinto in the Hunter Valley of NSW, has pleaded guilty to a water pollution incident and was today... more

Qenos plant to resume operations: 15/08/13

The Qenos facility at Botany Industrial Park is working to resume the operation of the Olefines plant that it shut down on Tuesday 13 August. This may result in further smoke... more

EPA preliminary test results indicate Majors Creek not affected by flocculent chemical used at Dargues Reef mine: 15/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received preliminary test results on the flocculent chemical used by the operators of the Dargues Reef goldmine that show... more

Flaring incident at Botany Industrial Park: 13/08/13

The EPA has been advised of an incident at the Qenos facility in the Botany Industrial Park today. The EPA advises that the incident is related to the venting of ethylene gas... more

AGL signs an Enforceable Undertaking to address licence non-compliances: 09/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has considered and agreed to a proposal from AGL for an Enforceable Undertaking (EU). Investigations by the EPA indicated that... more

EPA investigating water treatment at Dargues Reef Mine : 09/08/13

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a potential pollution of waters matter at the Big Island Mining (BIM) Dargues Reef mine site near Braidwood. EPA... more

Milestone reached in the clean-up of Orica’s site in Botany: 07/08/13

An important milestone in the clean-up of Orica’s Botany site has been reached, with the NSW Environment Protection Authority issuing a Management Order to implement the... more

EPA called to Corrimal Primary School to investigate pollution incident: 06/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) received a complaint today from Corrimal Primary School in the Illawarra regarding possible emissions from the nearby Illawarra... more

EPA gives green light to Port Kembla Metal Manufactures to resume HBC operations: 02/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has approved the resumption of normal operations for the Horizontal Billet Caster (HBC) at Port Kembla Metal Manufactures... more

Deadline for submissions to independent mercury review extended: 01/08/13

Community members and others now have until mid-August to provide input into the independent review into historical mercury emissions at the Orica site at Botany. The NSW EPA... more

New way to report vehicle pollution at your finger tips: 01/08/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today launched a new mobile app giving the public more power to report motor vehicle-related pollution, including littering,... more

Acid spill contained at Orica, Kooragang Island: 24/07/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has attended an acid spill at the Orica Kooragang Island facility after a self-report was received from the company this afternoon.... more

Mudgee mill manager fined for poisoning birds: 19/07/13

The manager of Russell’s Chaff and Grain Mill in Mudgee was yesterday fined $3500 and ordered to pay $6000 in costs for poisoning birds with the restricted pesticide... more

Safe work practices vital when using pesticides: 16/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding pest controllers about their responsibilities for safe pesticide use. The EPA’s Illawarra Manager, Peter... more

EPA Compliance Policy now available on EPA website: 16/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released its new Compliance Policy which will provide additional transparency to the public about the way it regulates... more

AGL fined for failing to report Air Emission Monitoring data: 15/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined AGL $1,000 for failing to publish monitoring data under “community right to know” requirements of the... more

Fuel spill at Caltex Banksmeadow: 12/07/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of a fuel spill incident that occurred early morning 12 July at the Caltex Banksmeadow site. The spill was, and remains,... more

EPA welcomes test results showing there is no health concern for Hillsdale: 12/07/13

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) CEO and Chair, Barry Buffier, today welcomed Sydney Water and Botany Council’s test results confirming that that there is no... more

EPA announces consultation on a proposal to allow the burning of logging waste: 11/07/13

The NSW Government has announced that it intends to change the rules governing the burning of woody debris (or biomass) for the generation of electricityThe Government... more

EPA refutes Sun Herald claims of contamination cover-up: 07/07/13

Chair and CEO of the NSW EPA, Mr Barry Buffier, strongly refutes any claims of a cover-up with regard to low levels of contaminants found at a Sydney Water easement, not a... more

ARTC report - peer review highlights need for additional analysis: 03/07/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results of an independent peer review into the Australia Rail and Track Corporation (ARTC) report. Mr Barry... more

EPA calling for community input to Independent Mercury Review: 30/06/13

Members of the community are being called on to provide input to the independent review into historical mercury emissions at the Orica site at Botany. Chief Environmental... more

EPA's prosecution of DuPont begins today: 25/06/13

The trial of DuPont (Australia) Ltd for an alleged herbicide land pollution incident will begin in the NSW Land and Environment Court today. The Environment Protection... more

Stack testing results from Port Kembla Metal Manufacturing meets licensing requirements: 17/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the latest results of stack testing taken at Metal Manufacturing Pty Ltd in Port Kembla. EPA Manager for the... more

Improving the environmental performance of north-western NSW landfills: 13/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is embarking on the next stage of its program aimed at improving waste management practices in north western NSW. EPA North... more

Service Station technology takes the stink out of refuelling: 12/06/13

NSW is ahead of all other states in introducing regulations requiring services stations to capture toxic petrol vapours at service stations and remains the only state in... more

EPA Statement: Emissions from coal trains report : 12/06/13

To investigate the levels of dust generated by coal train movements in the Hunter, the EPA issued the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) with a Pollution Reduction... more

Sutherland site declared safe: 04/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been advised by Fire and Rescue NSW that the site of yesterday’s explosion, the BP Service Station, on Loftus Ave... more

Operating waste facilities illegally risks heavy penalties: 04/06/13

Recent court penalties should act as a reminder to all waste operators they must abide by the law the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) warned today. EPA’s Director... more

EPA called to attend explosion in Sutherland Shire: 03/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is currently attending an incident in Loftus, which appears to be caused by fuel leaking from a nearby service station. NSW... more

Incident alert - Fire at scrap metals company Botany: 01/06/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been made aware of a fire at a scrap metal company, Sell and Parker Scrap Metals, on Meadow Way in Botany. Fire and Rescue... more

EPA investigating spill of sodium hydroxide in Young: 29/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) last night responded to reports of a spill of sodium hydroxide from a premise in the Young Shire region. The spill, of... more

Call for community input on plans to remediate former Chlor Alkali site: 29/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for community input on Orica’s proposed remediation plan for the former Chlor Alkali Plant at Botany.Acting... more

Release of the rail infrastructure noise guideline: 22/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Acting Chief Environmental Regulator, Craig Lamberton, today announced a new guideline to help manage noise and... more

No room for complacency when using pesticides : 16/05/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding pest controllers about the risks associated with the misuse of pesticides. North Branch EPA Director, Gary Davey said... more

EPA continuing its investigation into Port Kembla metal manufacturer: 11/05/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigations into elevated levels of dioxins from a metal manufacturer in Port Kembla and today confirmed... more

EPA enforcement program targets the waste tyre industry: 10/05/13

Cracking down on illegal dumpers is a priority for the NSW Government under NSW 2021: A plan to make NSW number one.As part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)... more

EPA orders odour survey to track down elusive Mulgrave odour: 07/05/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has engaged independent odour experts The Odour Unit to undertake odour surveillance around Mulgrave and South Windsor in a bid to... more

EPA to vary West Cliff Environment Protection Licence: 29/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today issued BHP Billiton Endeavour Coal a legal notice with a number of tough new licence conditions for West Cliff... more

EPA investigation of dioxin emissions breach: 26/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a breach of licence conditions at the MM, metal manufacturers in Port Kembla, after MM reported that stack... more

EPA investigating breach of dioxin emissions: 25/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a breach of licence conditions for dioxin emissions from MM, metal manufacturers in Port Kembla. MM reported... more

Lakes Golf Club Pty Ltd to pay $50,000 after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking with EPA following pesticide misuse : 19/04/13

The Lakes Golf Club has committed to an Enforceable Undertaking which will result in $50,000 being paid to Randwick City Council for environmental works, following an... more

Bringelly composting company fined $5,500 for illegally accepting waste: 18/04/13

Bringelly composting company, Volk Holdings Pty Ltd, has been ordered to pay $20,500 in fines and costs by the Campbelltown Local Court for receiving waste that they were not... more

Serial dumper Dib Hanna given a suspended prison sentence in Court: 05/04/13

Serial dumper Dib Hanna was handed a three month suspended sentence in the Land and Environment Court yesterday after pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order by... more

Dangerous goods offences cost company $49,000: 05/04/13

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has successfully prosecuted Kitco Transport Australia Pty Ltd for three dangerous goods offences in relation to a load of corrosive... more

A Plan to Reduce Particle Pollution: 04/04/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released the ‘Upper Hunter Air Particles Action Plan’ to provide better information about air quality and the actions... more

2012 State of the Environment report highlights benefits of rain: 24/01/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPAs) Acting Chair and CEO, Mr Mark Gifford, today launched the eighth NSW State of the Environment (SoE) report, saying the... more

EPA Incident Alert: 21/01/13

 The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is aware of reports of an incident at an industrial premise at Marple Ave Villawood today, with news of a number of... more

Upper Hunter air quality data results for 2012: 18/01/13

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a summary of the air quality monitoring results for 2012 from the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network... more

Enforceable Undertaking ensures $100,000 for environmental works in Wollongong : 19/12/12

As a result of a pollution incident by rail-based coal haulage company Pacific National an EPA Enforceable Undertaking (EU) has committed the company to give $100,000 to... more

Avoid herbicide drift when spraying this summer: 14/12/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding landholders about the risk of herbicide drift, especially when spraying during hot and windy conditions. EPA North... more

Unlawful waste recycling costs Wakefield man over $27,000: 04/12/12

Operating an unlawful waste recycling business on a rural property has cost Wakefield resident Alan Robert McCarthy a criminal conviction, including a $22,000 fine plus $5,800... more

Orica pleads guilty to three further charges : 30/11/12

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has now pleaded guilty to an additional three charges brought by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in relation to three separate pollution... more

Local man fined for unlawful waste disposal : 30/11/12

A local Broken Hill man was penalised $5,550 in Broken Hill Local Court for dumping waste and pollution of waters on 16 November 2012. Mr David Burt pleaded guilty in the... more

EPA appoints independent expert to assure community about management of asbestos at Barangaroo: 22/11/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced the engagement of an independent public health expert to provide the community with further assurance that the issue... more

New report shows air quality in Sydney improving: 19/10/12

A new report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today shows air emissions in the Sydney basin steadily declining despite increases in gross state... more

New report finds mining emissions are growing in the Hunter: 19/10/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair and CEO, Barry Buffier has reaffirmed the EPA’s commitment to working with mines in the Hunter to reduce dust emissions... more

New report finds air emissions in Wollongong decreasing: 19/10/12

A new report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today shows emissions in the Wollongong region are steadily decreasing with oxides of nitrogen (NOx)... more

Reuse of natural excavated materials in NSW to become easier: 19/10/12

Re-using excavated natural material will become easier and cheaper following the EPA’s streamlining of the way the material is identified and confirmed as safe. EPA... more

Lithgow transport company fined for dumping waste: 10/10/12

Alcobell Pty Ltd, a transportation company operating in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas, and its director Alistair Campbell were ordered to pay fines and costs of $14,500... more

Northern landfills at the tip of EPA agenda : 09/10/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is undertaking an education and assistance program to support landfill managers to assess and improve their waste management... more

Crop dusters and other weed controllers must avoid drift: 28/09/12

Following herbicide label directions is a legal requirement and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) reminds landholders in southern NSW that correct herbicide use also... more

Avoid herbicide drift when spraying weeds this spring: 26/09/12

Each spring, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) reminds agriculturalists, hobby farmers and gardeners about the risk of herbicide drift, especially during windy... more

EPA launches prosecution against Orica for mercury vapour emissions: 24/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today commenced proceedings against Orica Australia Pty Ltd in the Land and Environment Court for an alleged breach of a licence... more

EPA takes immediate action against odour offenders: 21/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking action to vary the operating licences of three Western Sydney waste operators who have been identified by independent... more

EPA launches prosecution against Orica for mercury vapour emissions: 21/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today commenced proceedings against Orica Australia Pty Ltd in the Land and Environment Court for an alleged breach of a licence... more

EPA takes immediate action against odour offenders: 21/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking action to vary the operating licences of three Western Sydney waste operators who have been identified by independent... more

EPA calls for public submissions on variation of West Cliff mine Environment Protection Licence: 20/09/12

BHP Billiton, Illawarra Coal has submitted a licence variation application to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to have new conditions added to their West Cliff... more

Company fined $35,000 for dumping liquid waste on farmland in Western Sydney: 19/09/12

A company based in Silverdale has been found guilty of two offences under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act and fined a total of $35,000 for using liquid waste... more

Sydney waste-tyre operators blitzed for illegal stockpiling in EPA compliance campaign: 19/09/12

Four waste tyre processing businesses in the Sydney Region have been fined $1500 each by the EPA for illegally stockpiling waste tyres without a licence. The operators were... more

Long awaited justice served for Queanbeyan sewage spill: 19/09/12

Queanbeyan City Council was convicted in the Land and Environment Court yesterday for polluting the Queanbeyan River on 4 and 5 November 2007 and ordered to pay a total of... more

Independent testing completed on mine water discharges from West Cliff Mine: 07/09/12

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received the results from independent water sample testing undertaken at four sites along the Brennans Creek and the Georges... more

EPA inspecting local service stations to stop leaking fuel: 05/09/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be conducting inspections of local service stations in the Gosford region throughout September to detect any leaking... more

EPA assures unions that material from Barangaroo won't go to Port Kembla prior to further discussion: 04/09/12

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair, Barry Buffier, and WorkCover NSW met with representatives from several NSW Unions this morning, including Unions NSW,... more

Qenos flare event attracts $1500 fine: 29/08/12

The EPA has fined chemical manufacturer Qenos $1500 for a flare event that lasted up to 60 minutes from its Botany Bay plant on 26 May. EPA Sydney Industry Manager Greg... more

EPA acts following asbestos find in material excavated from Barangaroo: 22/08/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has acted swiftly to revoke the Resource Recovery Exemption (RRE) issued to Lend Lease to move material from the Barangaroo... more

EPA Chief Environmental Regulator appointed: 21/08/12

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Chair & CEO Barry Buffier today announced the appointment of the Chief Environmental Regulator for the EPA. “I am pleased... more

EPA reviewing Private Native Forestry practices North Eastern Dorrigo Plateau: 07/08/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today announced that as part of on-going monitoring of forestry operations on private land, it will be focussing on the Dorrigo... more

EPA fines three waste companies for odour issues as part of an ongoing compliance campaign in the Eastern Creek area: 01/08/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued penalty notices to three waste facilities in Eastern Creek and Kemps Creek in the latest action in an ongoing odour... more

EPA confirms limits to be set on West Cliff mine licence: 27/07/12

On the back of independent testing by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the latest report from West Cliff, the EPA has confirmed that it will be looking to place... more

Court sets penalty hearing for pollution incidents at Orica Kooragang Island Plant : 27/07/12

Orica Australia appeared in the NSW Land Environment Court today in relation to four pollution incidents that occurred at its Kooragang Island Plant in 2010 and 2011. Orica... more

Dangerous Goods Campaign inspects 72 heavy vehicles in Mt White: 18/07/12

More than 70 heavy vehicles were inspected by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) this week as part of a one-day roadside blitz targeting the transport of dangerous... more

Eastern Star Gas fined for pollution in the Pilliga : 06/07/12

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has issued Eastern Star Gas with two penalties and fines of $3,000 for discharging polluted water to Bohena Creek in the Pilliga, in... more

EPA inspecting local services stations to stop leaking fuel: 04/07/12

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will be conducting inspections of local service stations in the Hornsby region over the next few weeks to try and detect leaking... more

Polluters to publish monitoring data from 1 July : 04/07/12

As part of the NSW Government’s commitment to revitalising and strengthening the EPA, the State’s environmental polluters are now required by law to publish... more

Polluters to publish monitoring data from 1 July : 04/07/12

As part of the NSW Government’s commitment to revitalising and strengthening the EPA, the State’s environmental polluters are now required by law to publish... more

Orica appears in the Land and Environment court today in relation to four pollution incidents : 29/06/12

Orica Australia Pty Ltd has pleaded guilty in the NSW Land and Environment Court today to a charge brought by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for an incident that... more

Keep the environment and your community safe : 27/06/12

The improper use and disposal of some everyday items has the potential to cause harm to the environment and impact on the community. Northern NSW Environment Protection... more

EPA Notification - Caltex Kurnell power failure may result in smoke or flare: 18/06/12

The EPA is advising residents around Kurnell and Botany that the Caltex refinery has had a partial power failure and as a result may need to manage emissions of built up gas.... more

Alexandria Landfill Pty Ltd fined for polluting waters: 06/06/12

A landfill company based in Alexandria has been fined $3750 for pumping polluted water into a near by storm water drain and was ordered to pay the EPA’s costs of... more

Bourke Shire Council fined $10,000 for transporting and disposing of hazardous waste unlawfully : 04/06/12

Bourke Shire Council has been convicted and fined $10,000 and ordered to pay the prosecutor’s costs of $14,000 after pleading gui

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