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2016 News Archive

NT EPA welcomes new Chairperson

22 Nov 2016

NT EPA welcomes a new chair

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The NT EPA today released its 2015-2016 Annual Report

11 Nov 2016

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Open for Comment Project Sea Dragon Bynoe Harbour

11 Nov 2016

Draft EIS for Project Sea Dragon Core Breeding Centre & Broodstock Maturation Centre is open for public comment.

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What the blooming heck is that?

07 Oct 2016

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: Project Sea Dragon – Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility

07 Oct 2016

Project Sea Dragon Pty Ltd has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Stage 1 Legune Grow-out Facility.

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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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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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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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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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