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licenced, with a requirement to report on the types and volumes of waste moved within the ACT.

(2) The Territory’s new Services Agreement with the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operator, RDT Operations establishes the requirement to prepare and provide to the Territory all reports as required. Furthermore, the contractor must deliver the services in a manner that maximises recovery of recyclables from the waste and promotes continuous improvement.

(3) The movement of non-controlled waste across borders is not regulated by the ACT EPA and is subject to local council approvals and compliance. However, the WMRR Act, as identified under 1 b) above enables, through compliance monitoring the ACT to track the source and destination of wastes and recyclables generated within the Territory, including those transported to interstate destinations. This will provide increased transparency to help ensure best practice is upheld in the ACT waste management sector.

(4) Full responsibility lies with Group 8, and Mr Miller of Group 8 has acknowledged this in the media. Action related to the glass stockpile at Bywong is the responsibility of NSW authorities.

Planning—waste facility
(Question No 513)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) Given that the Independent Inquiry Panel into the proposed FOY Group plastic to fuel facility concluded that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and supplementary material provided by FOY Group did not adequately address the key risks associated with the project and that the Planning and Land Authority would be extremely unlikely to approve a development application that relied on this EIS, has FOY Group responded to the objections identified in the Inquiry Panel’s Report; if so, what was that response; if not, will the Government require FOY Group to complete the contract for sale of land at Hume which was due for settlement in July.

(2) Has FOY Group lodged another EIS with regard to their proposed plant in Hume.

(3) Has the Government responded formally to the Inquiry Panel Report; if so, so, can the Minister provide a copy of the response; if not, why has the Government not yet responded.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) FOY Group expressed its disappointment with the findings of the Inquiry Panel, but has not undertaken any further action to date. The ACT Government Solicitors Office acts for the Suburban Land Agency in this matter and has been in regular contact with FOY to resolve the settlement. The Suburban Land Agency executed a Deed with FOY (now known as Integrated Green Energy Solutions Limited) on 15 September 2017 with a revised completion date of 20 October 2017.

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