EIA-exemption

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, is calling for public comment on proposals to grant several projects exemption from the requirement to obtain environmental authorisation.

Projects include; Gas Transmission Pipeline, Electricity Transmission and Distribution infrastructure, Gas Pipeline corridors, Water, Landcare and Ecosystems Programs.

3321 participants (closed 3 September).

DearSA-EIA-Exemption

Have your say – shape this policy.

Do you support the proposed policies to allow exemption from environmental authorisation applications (view summary below)?


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CONCERNS (SUMMARY)

833. The management and mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of the working for wetlands projects and the exclusion of these projects from the requirement to obtain an Environmental authorisation.

834/836. Adopt a generic environmental management programme relevant to an application for authorisation for the development or expansion of gas transmission pipeline infrastructure.

835. Intention to adopt a standard for the development of Electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure within identified geographical areas and the exclusion of this infrastructure from the requirement to obtain an environmental authorisation

837. The management and mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of working for water projects and the exclusion of these projects from the requirement to obtain an environmental authorisation

838. Management and mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of the landcare projects and the exclusion of these projects from the requirement to obtain an environmental authorisation

839. Management and mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of the ecosystems projects and the exclusion of these projects from the requirement to obtain an environmental authorisation

840. Procedures to be followed when applying for or deciding on an environmental authorisation application for the development of electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure when occurring in renewable energy development zones

841. Procedures to be followed in applying for or deciding on an environmental authorisation application for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic facilities, when occurring in renewable energy development zones

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