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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 4013..


against any company which has infringed any environment protection laws; if so, what are the details and results of those cases undertaken;

(2) In relation to part (1) what cases were not proceeded with and why;

(3) How many staff are currently in the EPA.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1.

Company:

Section:

Act:

Offence

Results:

Integrated Forests Pty Ltd

s138(2)

Environment Protection Act 1997

Negligently polluting the environment causing environmental harm

On 2 August 2002 were convicted and fined $300 with Court costs $51 and criminal comp levy $50

Sayers Australian Pty Ltd

s137(1)

Environment Protection Act 1997

Recklessly pollute the environment causing environmental harm

On 12 April 2007 when the matter came before the Magistrates Court the ACT DPP offered no evidence on the matter based on their negotiated agreement with the Defendant company.

BP Australia Pty Ltd

s137(1)

Environment Protection Act 1997

Recklessly pollute the environment causing environmental harm

2007 - Did not proceed

On 17 Sep 2007 there was no evidence to offer and the Magistrate formerly dismissed the matter. Out of court settlement $150,000 contribution to the ACT Environment Grants Program and $50,000 for solar energy imitative at the Governments choosing.

BP Australia Pty Ltd

s137(3)

Environment Protection Act 1997

Polluted environment causing serious environmental harm

2007 - Did not proceed

On 17 Sep 2007 there was no evidence to offer and the Magistrate formerly dismissed the matter. Out of court settlement $150,000 contribution to the ACT Environment Grants Program and $50,000 for solar energy imitative at the Governments choosing

Transgrid

s137(1)

Environment Protection Act 1997

Knowingly or recklessly pollute the environment causing environmental harm

March 2001 EPA notified of incident. April 2002 out of court settlement $350,000 and Environment Protection Act amended to remove immunity from a government entity.

2. See column 5 'Results' in above table

3. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is a statutory position under the Environment Protection Act 1997 (the Act) held by the Director of Environment Protection and Heritage. The EPA has19 staff who administer the provisions of the Act.


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