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ALGA eNewsletter 2017 Issue No.22

     IN THE NEWS

Extension of EPA oversight for the Underground Petroleum Storage System Regulation until 31st August 2019

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue as the appropriate regulatory authority for underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) matters up to 31 August 2019.

The amending regulation, the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2017, is published on the NSW Legislation website.

The EPA will continue to work with local government to improve its capacity to regulate the petroleum handling and storage industry.

A thorough review of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2014 will begin in 2018. The EPA will consult with local councils and other stakeholders as part of that process... read more

September 11: Death toll could rise by millions from 'toxic' asbestos dust

The death toll from the September 11 terror attack could soar into the millions as a result of the toxic dust that blanketed New York City when the Twin Towers collapsed.

Residents have already started to develop cancers caused by the asbestos-filled ash that erupted from the World Trade Centre skyscrapers, and a leading health expert has warned it will only get worse.....read more


Chinese developers unveil $2.5 billion plan for Maribyrnong defence land

A Chinese real estate developer wants to build a luxurious new suburb on badly contaminated former Defence land in Maribyrnong that would include up to 6000 homes.

Developer Zhongren's $2.5 billion vision for the Maribyrnong Defence Site includes a canal carved through a sweeping bend in the Maribyrnong River to create more water frontage for future homes....... read more



Dear {[C-FIRST NAME]}

I am pleased to announce that our "Regional" Conference scheduled for 26th June in Queanbeyan is now open for registration - a stellar program has been co-ordinated along with an opportunity to informally network afterwards. For more details, see the listing under "just 'round the corner".

As always any suggestions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me directly OR use the "soapbox" button on the website.

Enjoy!

Elisabethe Dank
Chief Executive Officer


ALGA is continually building on it's library of resources on the website under the resources - papers tab click here. However please note, this is a member benefit only - a password will have been provided in your membership confirmation email.

This website section includes copies of recordings, powerpoint presentations and/or event summary reports for ALGA events held - click here

Enabling Innovative Solutions in Site Assessment and Remediation
Sydney Branch - May

Hazardous Materials - A Different Perspective
Sydney Branch - April
Love Thy Contractor – Getting the Best Project Outcomes Through Relationship Management
Melbourne Branch - April
Risk and Reality - Contaminated Sites and Community Perceptions
Perth Branch - April
Protecting Paradise: 1080 And The Fight To Save New Zealand’s Wildlife
Auckland Branch - March
Asbestos in the Bay
Bay of Plenty Branch - March
Chain of Responsibility – A New Era of Environmental
Obligations?

Perth branch - March
The EPA Victoria Reform Agenda · Priorities for Pollution Prevention and Managing Legacy Risks
Melbourne Branch - March

CRC CARE is in town

When: Tuesday, 6th June - 8.30am

Cost*: Free

Click here for more information and to register

HYPOTHETICAL - Is a site audit statement worth the paper it's written on?

When: Wednesday, 7th June

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register

Current Issues in Site Contamination

When: Tuesday, 13th June

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register

East Meets West - Sydney Laboratory Tours

When: Thursday, 15th June & Tuesday, 20th June

Cost*: Free

Click here for more information and to register

Duty of PCBU to Conduct Exposure Monitoring and Duties Under HSWA

When: Thursday, 15th June

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register

Regulatory and Technical challenges in Mine Rehabilitation

When: Tuesday, 20th June

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

SAVE THE DATE!

SIGNAL - Steps to Resolve the ASBestos-In-Soil (ASBINS) Technical Controversies
SOLD OUT!

When: Monday, 19th June

Where: Maddocks, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW

Cost*: $200 (ALGA members) $275 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register

Best of the Conference – Old Fashioned Contaminants

When: Tuesday, 27th June

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register

2017 Regional Contaminated Land Conference

When: Monday, 26th June

Where
: Queanbeyan NSW

Cost*: $450 (ALGA members) $600 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register.

Risk Assessment 101 - 2 Day Workshop

Auckland
Date: 17th to 18th July 2017
Venue: Auckland Council

Christchurch
Date: 20th & 21st July 2017
Venue: Environment Canterbury

SAVE THE DATE!

Managing Landfill Contamination

When: Thursday, 27th July

Where
: Crowne Plaza, Newcastle NSW

SAVE THE DATE!

Groundwater Management for Infrastructure - Case studies from London Cross Rail and Technical Options for Australasian Projects

Melbourne
Monday
, 31st July

Sydney
Wednesday, 2nd August

Auckland
Friday, 4th August


For more information and to register, please click on the location you would like to atttend.
* All fees listed are excluding GST


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