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2014 News Archive

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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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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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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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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