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Please contact the Media Manager for further information about the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority news, media releases or other activities:
Ph: (08) 8924 7287
Fax: (08) 8924 7099

Email: Media.DLPE@nt.gov.au

Media Release: Industry urged to be environmentally responsible this Wet Season

28 Sep 2016

NT EPA is urging all industries to be aware of their environmental responsibilities this wet season.

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Media Release: Coordinated response to firefighting foam chemical issues

13 Sep 2016

The NT EPA will be working alongside key organisations to ensure a coordinated approach to PFAS (per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances) investigations in the Territory.

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for Project Sea Dragon

09 Sep 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Project Sea Dragon core breeding centre and broodstock maturation centre for public review.

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Media Release: Comment sought on draft Guideline for Contaminated Land

06 Sep 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA), is now seeking public comment on a draft guideline on management of contaminated land in the Northern Territory.

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Open for Comment: draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Chandler Facility

02 Sep 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Chandler Facility for public review.

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NT Container Supply Approval Registry Outage

30 Aug 2016

Please note that the NT Container Supply Approval Registry (registry) will be unavailable on Thursday 8 September 2016 between 4:30pm and 7:30pm (Central Standard Time) while system upgrades are being performed.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline

30 Aug 2016

Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd (Jemena) has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline for six weeks for public review.

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Media Release: Open for Comment - Draft Advice: Response to Dr Hawke's review

29 Aug 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is seeking public comment on its draft advice about reforms recommended for the Territory's environment legislation.

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Media Release: Oil spill decision made under Oil Spill Contingency Plan

24 Aug 2016

The decision not to attempt to clean up Friday’s oil spill in Darwin Harbour did not involve the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority. The chair of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority, Dr Bill Freeland, said the decision was made under the Northern Territory’s Darwin Port Corporation Oil Spill Contingency Plan.

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Media Release: Harbour oil spill update

22 Aug 2016

The chair of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority, Dr Bill Freeland, has provided this update on Friday’s oil spill in the Darwin Harbour.

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Media Release: NT EPA team monitoring Darwin Harbour oil spill update

21 Aug 2016

The NT EPA is continuing its investigations into the source of the oil spill.

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Media Release: NT EPA team monitoring Darwin Harbour spill situation

20 Aug 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has today continued investigating yesterday's oil spill in Darwin Harbour.

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Media Release: Harbour oil spill investigation continues

19 Aug 2016

The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority and other agencies are continuing to investigate the significant oil spill in Darwin Harbour yesterday.

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Media Release: NT EPA develops significant effect definition

13 Jul 2016

The NT EPA is seeking feedback on its recently developed definition for what constitutes a significant effect on the environment.

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NT EPA has moved offices

23 Jun 2016

The NT EPA is moving offices on Tuesday 28 June & Wednesday 29 June 2016.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Nolans Project

27 May 2016

Arafura Resources Limited (Arafura) has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Nolans Project for eight weeks for public review.

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Media Release: The facts about PFCs (PFOS and PFOA) in Rapid Creek

06 May 2016

The NT EPA, in collaboration with the Department of Health investigated PFC (PFOS, PFOA) levels in surface water at 20 sites around Darwin Harbour in February this year.

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Media Release: 2016-17 Environment Grants Program Launches

03 May 2016

Do you have an idea for tackling a Territory waste management or pollution problem, do you want to educate your students on the impacts of waste and pollution in the environment or perhaps you are looking for an environmentally friendly way to raise funds for your local community?

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement Lee Point Master-Planned Urban Development

22 Apr 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Lee Point Master-Planned Urban Development for public review.

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement Darwin Refinery

20 Apr 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for Darwin Refinery for public review.

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Media Release: Joint investigation into fire-fighting foam presence

08 Apr 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority and the Department of Health have joined forces to undertake preliminary investigations into the presence of fire-fighting foams at more than 20 locations in the Darwin City area.

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NT EPA releases environmental assessment report for the Integrated Live Export Facility

01 Apr 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released its final assessment report for the Integrated Live Export Facility.

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NT EPA releases environmental assessment report for the GEMCO Eastern Leases Project

30 Mar 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released its final assessment report for the GEMCO Eastern Leases Project.

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Media Release: NT EPA Online improves environmental protection

15 Mar 2016

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority is pleased to announce two new online tools, to improve environmental protection outcomes for businesses and the community.

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Media Release: Environmental impact of schooner sinking minimal

08 Mar 2016

The sinking of a 26m schooner in the Frances Bay Mooring Basin last night has caused minimal environmental impact.

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Open for Comment: Mount Peake Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement

12 Feb 2016

TNG Limited (TNG) has released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mount Peake Project, for a public exhibition period of six weeks.

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Media Release: Gas Gun Guidelines Released

11 Feb 2016

The NT Environmental Protection Authority has published its guidelines for the operation of bird-scaring devices.

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Media Release: More odour modelling requested

09 Feb 2016

The NT Environmental Protection Authority’s review of AACo’s audit of odours emanating from its Livingstone meat processing facility has found that odours are likely to continue to be experienced in the vicinity of the facility.

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Engagement and Communication with key partners

16 Dec 2015

This year the focus of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) had been on maintaining collaborative partnerships, ensuring communication and promoting understanding of environmental management issues with partners and stakeholders.

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Media Release: NT EPA warns Howard Sand Plains under threat from mining

04 Dec 2015

An Environmental Quality Report on the biodiversity of the Howard Sand Plains by the NT EPA, warns of major threats to internationally significant biodiversity (plants and animals) located there.

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Open for Comment: Noonamah Ridge Estate Draft Environmental Impact Statement

27 Nov 2015

Intrapac Projects Pty Ltd (Intrapac) is proposing to develop Noonamah Ridge Estate which is located approximately 36 km south-east of Darwin, NT.

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline

27 Nov 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline for public review.

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NT EPA Annual Reports 2014-15

19 Nov 2015

The NT EPA today released two annual reports for 2014-15.

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Media Release: Release of Dr Hawke's review of Environmental Regulatory Systems

18 Nov 2015

The Northern Territory Government today released Dr Allan Hawke's Review of the Northern Territory Environmental Assessment and Approval Processes.

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Media Release: Rapid Creek samples placed in context

10 Nov 2015

The NT EPA today expressed concern over the Save Rapid Creek lobby group's interpretation of the results of its water sampling from drains adjacent to Rapid Creek.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Integrated Live Export Facility

31 Oct 2015

Wellard Rural Exports Pty Ltd (the Proponent) proposes to operate an Integrated Live Export Facility (the Project) at "Livingstone Valley" 2658 Stuart Highway Livingstone NT, located 35 km south-south-east of Darwin and 7 km west of Berry Springs.

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Media Release: NT EPA releases final assessment of Port Melville project

19 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has considered the Port Melville project and decided that no further assessment is required under the Environmental Assessment Act.

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Media Release: Unauthorised waste disposal at Alice Springs Turf Club

15 Oct 2015

The NT Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has ordered both Probuild and the Alice Springs Turf Club to develop and implement a plan to manage waste illegally buried at the race track.

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for Project Sea Dragon Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility

06 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project Sea Dragon Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility (the Project) for public review.

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Media Release: Builders Guide Keeping Stormwater Clean

05 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released a handbook to assist building practitioners in managing erosion sediment control on their building sites.

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Media Release: NT EPA delivers terms for the link pipeline

02 Oct 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has finalised the Terms of Reference for environmental assessment of the APA Group's proposal to construct and operate a gas pipeline from near Tennant Creek to Mt Isa.

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Media Release: What the blooming heck is that?

01 Oct 2015

When blue-green algae blooms it can be a cause for concern and is often reported to the NT EPA as an oily, frothy or jelly-like slick along beaches or in the water.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Toms Gully Underground Project

26 Sep 2015

Primary Gold Limited has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Toms Gully Underground Project for six weeks for public review.

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Media Release: Recycling company convicted of polluting offences

25 Sep 2015

NT Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd (NTRS) and its director were fined a total of $57,440 and ordered to pay $15,000 in costs in the Darwin Magistrates Court this morning when convicted for offences under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act (the Act).

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Open for Comment: Draft Terms of Reference for the NT Link Project

04 Sep 2015

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) is working to facilitate the development of a gas pipeline connection from the Northern Territory to meet energy demands on the eastern seaboard and to contribute to national energy security.

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Media Release: NT EPA calls for further action on AACo foul odours

20 Aug 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) continues to receive regular complaints of foul odours emanating from the Northern Australia Beef Limited's (Australian Agricultural Company (AACo)) abattoir at Livingstone, located on the Stuart Highway.

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Media Release: NT EPA Announces Grants

11 Aug 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has announced recipients of its grants.

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Media Release: NT EPA leads prosecution of Redbank

04 Aug 2015

A complaint was lodged on behalf of the NT EPA (with the consent of the Controller of Water Resources) against Redbank Operations Pty Ltd ("Redbank").

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Illegal dumping and Illegal filling fact sheets released

20 Jul 2015

Today the NT EPA released two new Fact Sheets on Illegal Dumping.

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Media Release: Public consulted on implementation of harbour stormwater strategy

17 Jul 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority's (NT EPA) draft plan for implementing the stormwater strategy for the Darwin Harbour region is now open for public comment.

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Media Release: NT EPA launches Environment Protection Licences Online

12 Jun 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is excited to announce the launch of 'NT EPA Online' – a system that allows greater independence for licence holders to apply for, and manage, Environment Protection Licences online.

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Open for Comment: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the GEMCO Eastern Leases Project

29 May 2015

The Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd (GEMCO) operates an open-cut manganese mine on Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory.

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Media Release: Environmental Guidelines to provide certainty for developers

22 May 2015

Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released new guidelines to assist developers and the community understand its requirements.

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Media Release: NT EPA finds company acted promptly and appropriately

18 May 2015

The NT EPA has found the company responsible for the diesel spill on Melville Island last week acted promptly and appropriately.

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Media Release: Open for Comment - Howard Sand Plains Environment Quality Report

27 Apr 2015

The Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released an "Environmental quality report: Biodiversity of the Howard sand plains Site of Conservation Significance".

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NT EPA has relocated offices

24 Apr 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has relocated offices as of Wednesday 6 May.

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NT EPA directs AACo to prevent odour nuisance

08 Apr 2015

Members of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its 12th meeting in Darwin on 24 to 26 March 2015.

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Open for Comment - Draft Guideline for Pollution Avoidance on Commercial and Residential Building Sites

27 Mar 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released draft Guidelines for Pollution Avoidance on Commercial and Residential Building Sites for public consultation.

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2015 proving to be another busy year for the NT EPA

06 Mar 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its 11th meeting in Darwin on 28 January to 30 January 2015.

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Open for comment - Draft Guideline for the Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan

06 Mar 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has approved a draft Guideline for the Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

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NT EPA Environment Grants Open

02 Mar 2015

Grants fund on-the-ground actions to help reduce impact on the environment and ensure it is protected for future generations to enjoy.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

26 Feb 2015

The Northern Territory Government today released Dr Allan Hawke's report into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

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Media Release: Inappropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

25 Feb 2015

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority has completed an investigation of a complaint regarding the burial of construction and demolition waste on a private property in the Humpty Doo area.

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Blue Green Algae Plumes

12 Dec 2014

During the wet season the NT EPA regularly receives reports of oily, frothy or jelly-like slicks along beaches or in the water.

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New Legislation

05 Dec 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act 2012 commenced on 1 January 2013.

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Open for Comment - Draft Terms of Reference for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact StatementAmmaroo Phosphate Project

21 Nov 2014

Rum Jungle Resources propose to develop a phosphate mine located approximately 200 km south-east of Tennant Creek on the Ammaroo Pastoral Lease.

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Media Release: Consultation opens for Northern Territory draft Waste Management Strategy

07 Nov 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released a draft Northern Territory Waste Management Strategy for public consultation.

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Media Release: NT EPA issues Environmental Protection Licence to Australian Agricultural Company Limited (AACo)

31 Oct 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today issued an Environmental Protection Licence (EPL 131) to the Australian Agricultural Company Limited (AACo).

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Media Release: NT EPA issues Notice of Environmental Audit to McArthur River Mine

09 Oct 2014

The NT EPA in accordance with Part 6 of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act, has issued McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd (MRM) with a Notice to carry out an Environmental Audit program to monitor, evaluate and report on airborne pollutant issues from a waste rock dump, the North Overburden Emplacement Facility (NOEF) at the McArthur River Mine near Borroloola.

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Media Release: NT EPA issues direction to Western Desert Resources to address environmental concerns

07 Oct 2014

The NT EPA issued a direction under section 72 of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act to the appointed receivers of Western Desert Resources on 26 September 2014.

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Media Release: 2014/2015 Environment Grants Announced

03 Oct 2014

Chair of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) Dr Bill Freeland has congratulated recipients of the 2014/15 Environment Grants.

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Media Release: NT EPA to review packaged on-site and "community" waste water treatment systems

03 Oct 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has commenced an investigation into whether sustainable on-site waste water treatment systems and small scale treatment plants are available and if they are suitable and feasible to adopt in the NT environment.

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Media Release: NT EPA commences review of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act and the Litter Act

15 Sep 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) today released an Issues Paper for public comment as the first step in a review of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act (WMPC Act) and the Litter Act.

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Media Release: Public consultation on implementation of the Darwin Harbour Region Stormwater Strategy

10 Sep 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is holding a public consultation session to discuss the implementation of the Darwin Harbour Region Stormwater Strategy.

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Media Release: Open for Comment - Draft Terms of Reference for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.McArthur River Mine Overburden Management Project

29 Aug 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the McArthur River Mine Overburden Management Project for public review.

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Media Release: Open for Comment - Draft Terms of Reference for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. GEMCO Eastern Leases Project

29 Aug 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd's GEMCO Eastern Leases Project for public review.

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Media Release: Ludmilla Wastewater Treatment Plant system failure

19 Aug 2014

At approximately 11am this morning, the NT EPA received a notification from the Power and Water Corporation of a system failure at the Ludmilla Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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NT EPA engages with clients and partners

13 Aug 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA) continues to achieve its objective to promote ecologically sustainable development, with a number of outcomes resulting from the seventh and eighth meetings of the NT EPA, held respectively on 27 to 28 May and 15 to 17 July, attended by all members.

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Guidelines on Waste Discharge Licences under the NT Water Act

12 Aug 2014

The NT Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has approved the new Guidelines on waste discharge licensing under the Water Act.

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Media Release: NT EPA releases environmental assessment report for Mount Todd Gold Mine Project

08 Jul 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has released its final assessment report for the Mount Todd Gold Mine Project.

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Twin Bonanza Gold Mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement exhibited

23 May 2014

ABM Resources NL proposes to construct and operate the Twin Bonanza Gold Mine Project approximately 527 km west of Tennant Creek and 14 km east of the Northern Territory and Western Australia Border.

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Rapid Creek Water Quality

23 May 2014

In response to recent concerns regarding water quality of Rapid Creek the NT EPA undertook water sampling from Rapid Creek and a stagnant pool of water adjacent to a drain emanating from the premises of the Darwin International Airport on 12 May 2014.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

13 May 2014

The NT EPA has welcomed the appointment of Dr Allan Hawke AC to conduct the Northern Territory inquiry into the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

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Media Release: Consultation opens for new Darwin Habour Stormwater Strategy

09 May 2014

NT EPA Chair Dr Bill Freeland said members of the public, local councils, industry, professional associations and community groups are urged to provide input to the Strategy.

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Media Release: NT EPA clarifies environmental assessment process

28 Apr 2014

The sixth meeting of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was held in Darwin from 25 to 27 March, attended by all members.

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Draft NT Assessment Bilateral - Open for Comment

07 Apr 2014

The proposed bilateral agreement between the Northern Territory and Australian governments in relation to environmental impact assessments under section 45 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) is now open for comment.

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Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu National Park

07 Apr 2014

“The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) recognises there is community concern about the recent environmental incident at the Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu National Park.

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NT EPA report identifies environmental failures at Redbank legacy mine site

27 Mar 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has found legacy mine sites such as the Redbank Copper Mine are the result of failures by mine operators to appropriately assess and manage environmental risks, including a failure to meet the requirements of regulatory approvals.

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Media Release: Busy year ahead for NT EPA

28 Feb 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its first meeting for 2014 in Darwin from 28th to 30th of January.

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Waste Discharge Licence Guidelines available for public comment

30 Jan 2014

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) invites the public, community and industry to provide comment and feedback on draft guidelines and associated application forms related to Waste Discharge Licences granted under the Water Act:

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Sherwin Creek Iron Ore Draft Environmental Impact Statement exhibited

19 Dec 2013

Sherwin Iron proposes to construct and operate an Iron Ore Mine within the Roper River region, located 120km east-south-east of Mataranka and 475km south-east of Darwin, NT.

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Media Release: NT EPA approves new environmental guidelines

13 Dec 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its fourth and final meeting for 2013 in Alice Springs from 19th to 21st November.

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Consultants Register

13 Dec 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is seeking to establish a list of potential consultants.

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NT EPA Information Session

08 Nov 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is holding an information session on Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 5pm at the Alice Springs Town Council, Andy McNeill Room.

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Media Release: NT EPA assessment of Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

25 Oct 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the assessment of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline.

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Media Release: NT EPA releases Mount Todd investigation report

17 Oct 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has today released its investigation report on uncontrolled discharges from the Mt Todd Mine site during the 2012-13 Wet season.

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Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants

27 Aug 2013

The 2013 Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) Infrastructure Grants are now open.

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NT EPA progressing towards a better environmental regime for the Territory

02 Aug 2013

The third meeting of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was held in Darwin on 31 July 2013, preceded by a strategic meeting on 30 July 2013 with all members present.

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Media Release: The 2013 - 2014 NT EPA Environment Grants Announced

11 Jul 2013

Chairman of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA), Bill Freeland, has congratulated the recipients of 2013/14 Environment Grants.

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Vista Gold Waste Discharge Licence

27 Jun 2013

The Controller of Water Resources has granted Vista Gold Australia Pty Ltd (Vista) a waste discharge licence to discharge wastewater from the Mt Todd mine site to the Edith River.

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Energy Smart Rebates NT

26 Jun 2013

The Energy Smart Rebate Scheme is coming to a close on the 30 June 2013.

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Media Release: Incinerator Audit Confirms Closure

21 Jun 2013

An Audit of the potential risks from dioxins in soils and sediments from emissions from the now-closed East Arm Wharf quarantine incinerator has been received the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA).

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NT EPA Draft Environment Guidelines for comment

31 May 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is inviting public comment and feedback on 11 new and updated Environmental Guidelines relating the Environmental Assessment Act and the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act.

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Calling for Drink Giants to Come On Board

22 Apr 2013

Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, Peter Chandler, today called on multi-national drinks companies to get behind the Territory’s Container Deposit Scheme.

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Media Release: NT EPA investigates legacy mining issues at Redbank Mine

20 Mar 2013

The NT EPA is concerned and disappointed about the continuing environmental damage caused by legacy mining issues in the Northern Territory.

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Environment Grants are now open for 2013 - 2014

11 Mar 2013

The grants have been operating since 2004 and are open to all Northern Territory schools and incorporated organisations wishing to conduct a project in the Northern Territory.

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NT Container Deposit Scheme - Next Steps for Depots and Consumers

07 Mar 2013

A number of proactive steps have been taken following the Federal Court of Australia's decision on 4 March 2013 that the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) established under the Northern Territory’s Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act 2011 (EPBC Act) is not consistent with the requirements of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) (MR Act).

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Media Release: Notification of uncontrolled discharge at Mount Todd Mine site

28 Feb 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has received a notification from Vista Gold that recent rainfall may have been associated with an uncontrolled discharge from an unregulated pond at the Mount Todd mine site earlier today.

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Media Release: NT EPA Approves Guidelines for consultation

15 Feb 2013

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) held its first meeting in Darwin on 29th and 30th of January 2013.

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Edith River Flooding Event Investigation

14 Feb 2013

On 27 December 2011, a freight train owned and operated by Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) and travelling north to the Port of Darwin derailed at the Edith River Bridge Crossing, which is about 42 kilometres northwest of Katherine, in the Northern Territory.

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Power Water East Point Rising Main

17 Jan 2013

The duplication of the Effluent Rising Main (ERM) at East Point is to accommodate an increase in effluent flows generated by the diversion of sewage from the Larrakeyah catchment to Ludmilla and projected population growth to 2030 in the combined sewerage ‘catchment’ (this includes the Darwin city, Larrakeyah and Ludmilla catchment areas).

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Container Deposit Scheme: Pending Mutual Recognition Federal Court Case

15 Jan 2013

Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes Australia and Lion Pty Ltd have filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging the legal validity of the Northern Territory’s Container Deposit Scheme.

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Creation of the NT EPA

04 Jan 2013

The new Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) was officially established as an independent regulatory authority following the commencement of the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Act 2012 on 1 January 2013.

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