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Environmental Assessment Guidelines

The Environmental Assessment Act requires the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) to assess and provide advice to the Minister for the Environment on development proposals.

Assessment Guidelines are issued by the NT EPA to assist proponents, consultants and the general public to understand and where appropriate comply with the NT EPA's information requirements for the environmental impact assessment process (EIA). The documents provide a basis from which the NT EPA is able assess proposals and provide recommendations to the Minister, and enable proponents to develop environmentally acceptable development proposals. The information requirements are intended to provide best practice approaches to environmental assessment and management.

Proponents are welcome to and urged to develop and use better approaches and/or methods that more efficiently and effectively achieve similarly appropriate outcomes. The NT EPA is willing to discuss and learn from appropriate alternative approaches and methods developed by proponents, consultants or the public.

Guidelines, Policies and Fact Sheets will be added when available and on completion of consultation with the community, industry and government agencies.

Policies

NT EPA Policy on Environmental Assessment Report

Guidelines

Guideline for the Preparation of a Notice of Intent

Environmental Assessment Guidelines – When a Notice of Intent is not required for development proposals submitted under the Planning Act (PDF | 104KB)

Environmental Assessment Guidelines – When a Notice of Intent is not required for land clearing proposals submitted under the Pastoral Lands Act (PDF | 100KB)

Environmental Assessment Guidelines – When a Notice of Intent is not required for mining exploration or production proposals submitted under the Mining Management Act (PDF | 102KB)

Environmental Assessment Guidelines – When a Notice of Intent is not required for onshore petroleum exploration or production proposals submitted under the Petroleum Act (PDF | 102KB)

Environmental Assessment Guidelines on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage (AMD) (PDF | 389KB)

Guidelines for Assessment of Impacts on Terrestrial Biodiversity (PDF | 221KB)

Guidelines for the Environmental Assessment of Marine Dredging in the Northern Territory (PDF | 431KB)

Guidelines for the Preparation of an Economic and Social Impact Assessment (PDF | 102KB)

Guideline for the Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan (PDF | 148 KB)

Guidelines on Environmental Offsets and Associated Approval Conditions (PDF | 90KB)

Factsheets

Determining Public Exhibition Periods for Draft Environmental Impact Statements(PDF | 97KB)

What is an Environmental Impact Assessment? (PDF | 91KB)