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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

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today announced testing is underway at Botany Industrial Park (BIP) as part of the state-wide PFAS* investigation... 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

EPA orders nine western Sydney waste operators to clean up their act: 01/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined nine waste operators a total $113,500 for offences in western Sydney.EPA Executive Director Waste and Resource... more

EPA pilot program calls for increased use of construction and demolition waste: 01/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is searching for organisations that can find new ways to make use of someone else’s construction and demolition... more

New state regulations clear the air on wood smoke: 01/11/16

The NSW Government has introduced new regulations on wood heaters sold in NSW to reduce wood smoke and improve air quality across the state. The new regulations set tighter... more

Have your say on Load-based licensing in NSW : 01/11/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting the community to have a say on the review of its load-based licensing scheme. Load Based Licensing encourages... more

EPA fines Bartter Enterprises $15,000 for poisonous fumes: 25/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Bartter Enterprises $15,000 after 42 employees of the company’s chicken processing plant at Beresfield were... more

A new record for Newcastle winter air quality: 24/10/16

Air quality in the Newcastle region during the 2016 winter season was the best it has been in four years, according to the latest air quality results released by the NSW... more

EPA and councils ‘Get the Site Right’ at Parramatta River compliance blitz : 21/10/16

On Tuesday 18 October, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and eight local councils joined forces for a joint compliance blitz on soil erosion and sediment control... more

NSW EPA proposes minimum recycling standards for construction and demolition waste : 21/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today released for public consultation draft amendments to improve the quality and quantity of reusable construction and... more

EPA issues fine after hospital cleaner bins radioactive material: 19/10/16

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued South Western Sydney Local Health District with a fine of $1,500 yesterday after two/h2>

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 now available from the EPA to help licensed waste operators in the levy-payable area install weighbridges by the 1 February 2016... more

EPA aware of incident at Morgan Cement: 18/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been investigating complaints of white dust like material on properties in Port Kembla, following an incident at Morgan... more

Koala research set to benefit from EPA investigation : 17/03/15

Gunnedah Quarry Products Pty Ltd has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), following a breach of the company’s... more

Port Stephens Chemical CleanOut this weekend: 16/03/15

On Saturday 21 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Port Stephens Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Raymond... more

Blue Mountains Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 16/03/15

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

EPA releases Draft Solid Waste Landfill Guidelines for public consultation: 16/03/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released the Draft Solid Waste Landfill Guidelines for public consultation. EPA Director Waste and Resource Recovery Steve... more

$850,000 to help clean up and prevent illegal dumping: 13/03/15

Local councils, public land managers and community groups can now apply to share in $850,000 to help tackle illegal dumping in their communities as part of the second round of... more

EPA releases draft waste education strategy for public consultation: 13/03/15

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released for public comment a draft waste education strategy that is designed to support the $465.7 million Waste Less Recycle... more

Shoalhaven Chemical CleanOut this Sunday: 11/03/15

On Sunday 15 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Shoalhaven City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Woollamia. Steve... more

The Upper Hunter community has more opportunity to air its views: 11/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has agreed to broaden the Terms of Reference of the Upper Hunter Air Quality Monitoring Network Advisory Committee to include... more

EPA issues Kempsey Shire Council a $15,000 Penalty Notice for Pollution of Waters: 10/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty notice to Kempsey Shire Council in response to a discharge of untreated sewage effluent, which polluted the... more

Kiama Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 10/03/15

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

Court fines company $52,000 for breaching licence limits at Wauchope quarry a second time : 05/03/15

Quarry operator M.A. Roche Group Pty Ltd, which trades as Volcanic Resources, has been fined $52,000 and ordered to pay $9,750 in costs after pleading guilty in the Land and... more

EPA issues penalty notice to AGL Camden Gas: 05/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued AGL Upstream Investments (AGL) with a penalty notice for $15,000 for breaching the conditions of its Environment... more

Penrith Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 05/03/15

On Saturday 7 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Penrith City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at South... more

Clearing the air – have your say on wood heater regulation amendment: 05/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today announced the start of the public consultation period on the draft amendment to the Clean Air Regulation to improve... more

New fines in place to stop littering from vehicles: 04/03/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is warning people to think twice before tossing rubbish from their cars or trucks after new minimum $250 fines came into place,... more

Gosford Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 03/03/15

On Saturday 7 March the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with Gosford City Council will be holding a Household Chemical CleanOut event at Gosford. Steve... more

Rosalind Park quarry operator fined for failing to comply with licence condition: 27/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hi-Quality Environment Services Pty Ltd, the operators of the Rosalind Park Quarry, $15,000 for breaching the... more

New licence condition on blast fumes increases the EPA’s regulatory power : 24/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is amending all Environment Protection Licences held by open cut coal mines in NSW to include a new condition prohibiting the... more

Call for community to help find new leads on Georges River fish kill : 24/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling on the community to help in the investigation of the fish kill in the Georges River at Moorebank near Liverpool... more

SPRINGVALE COAL FINED $15,000 BY THE EPA: 23/02/15

 Springvale Coal in Lidsdale has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) was issued after Springvale... more

EPA awaiting test results to help with turtle investigation : 23/02/15

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to investigate a number of sick turtles found in the Bellinger River on the state’s North Coast last... more

Liverpool Chemical CleanOut this weekend : 19/02/15

On Sunday 22 February the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) together with 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

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The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is currently investigating the death of a large number of birds in the Dubbo area. The birds affected included Sulphur-crested... more

EPA assisting Fire & Rescue NSW to extinguish smouldering waste pile at Chester Hill: 06/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) are working together to extinguish a fire in a waste stockpile in Chester Hill. Superintendent... more

Namoi Cotton funds first stage of $100,000 environmental restoration works under an EPA Enforceable Undertaking: 06/03/14

As part of an agreement with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Namoi Cotton has now provided $50,000 of $100,000 it has committed for a project to rehabilitate a... more

EPA removing smouldering waste from Chester Hill waste and recycling business: 04/03/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is onsite with Fire and Rescue NSW to remove smouldering waste from a stockpile at a Chester Hill waste and recycling business in... more

Groundwater remediation at Botany is world’s best practice : 28/02/14

Community members have been reassured by international experts that Orica’s groundwater remediation strategy at Botany Industrial Park is one of the most comprehensive... more

EPA investigating smouldering Chester Hill waste and recycling business: 28/02/14

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is consulting with Fire and Rescue NSW to help contain a smouldering stockpile of waste at a Chester Hill waste and recycling... more

EPA releases findings on ARTC report: 26/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today released Professor Louise Ryan’s findings on the Australian Rail and Track Corporation (ARTC) report. In 2012 and... more

Burgess Earthmoving fined over blasting activities at Kapooka: 25/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a penalty infringement notice of $1500 to Burgess Earthmoving Pty Ltd, for breaching the conditions of their... more

EPA overseeing Port Kembla stack clean-up: 25/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue to monitor the clean-up of the Port Kembla Copper stack following its demolition last week. The EPA’s... more

NSW Government announces consultation on the remake of the coastal integrated forestry operations approvals: 24/02/14

The NSW Government is calling for community input on proposed changes to the environmental regulatory framework governing forestry operations on public land. In May 2012... more

EPA investigating blast fume from BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur Mine: 20/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating a blast fume from the Mt Arthur Coal Mine following blasting there yesterday. EPA Director – North... more

EPA continues to search for the source of bright orange plume in Botany Bay: 20/02/14

The plume which turned a 1km square area of Botany Bay bright orange this week has now dissipated, but the EPA will continue to investigate the incident to try to identify its... more

Environmental improvement works Wollongong Harbour - removal of underground fuel storage tanks: 19/02/14

Crown Lands has informed the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that work has started this week to remove four redundant underground fuel storage tanks and a number of... more

EPA signs Enforceable Undertaking with Wambo Coal: 18/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has signed an Enforceable Undertaking with Singleton mine operators, Wambo Coal Pty Ltd following a water pollution... more

Santos fined $1,500 for water pollution : 18/02/14

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a $1,500 fine to Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty Ltd following a pollution incident at their Narrabri Gas Field operations... more

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, 

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