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Additional References

Additional References

These references are endorsed by the NT EPA and provide additional information on environmental protection, including methodology for assessing environmental harm.  The references are derived from a variety of sources including national guidelines.

ANZECC Publications

enHealth Publications

enHealth (formerly National Environmental Health Forum monographs)

  • Lock, W. H. (1996). Composite Sampling. National Environmental Health Forum Monographs, Soil Series No.3.
  • Department of Health and Ageing & enHealth Council. (2004). Environmental Health Risk Assessment:  Guidelines for assessing human health risks from environmental hazards.
  • Department of Health and Ageing and enHealth Council. (2005). Management of asbestos in the non-occupational environment.

Australian Government Publications

Australian Government

  • Australian Government. (2009). National Assessment Guidelines for Dredging.
  • Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council. (2004). Guidelines for Sewerage Systems Biosolids Management.

National Environment Protection and Heritage Council Publications


  • National Environment Protection Council (1994).
  • National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999.
  • Schedule A: Recommended general process for assessment of site contamination.
  • Schedule B: General guidelines for the assessment of site contamination.
    • B1 – Guideline on Investigation Levels for Soil and Groundwater
    • B2 – Guideline on Site Characterisation
    • B3 – Guideline on Laboratory Analysis of Potentially Contaminated Soils
    • B4 – Guideline on Site-Specific Health Risk Assessment Methodology
    • B5a – Guideline on Ecological Risk Assessment
    • B5b – Guideline on Methodology to Derive Ecological Investigation Levels in Contaminated Soils
    • B5c – Guideline of Ecological Investigation Levels for Arsenic, Chromium (III), Copper, DDT, Lead, Naphthalene, Nickel and Zinc
    • B6 – Guideline on the Framework for Risk-Based Assessment of Groundwater Contamination
    • B7 – Guideline on Derivation of Health-Based Investigation Levels
    • B8 – Guideline on Community Engagement and Risk Communication
    • B9 – Guideline on Competencies and Acceptance of Environmental Auditors and Related Professionals

National Health and Medical Research Council Publications

Australian Standards commonly referenced

  • AS 1940-2004: The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids.
  • AS 1692-2006: Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids.
  • AS 4976-2008: The removal and disposal of underground petroleum storage tanks.
  • AS 4897-2008: The design, installation and operation of underground petroleum systems (note: this includes aspects of cathodic protection).
  • AS/NZS 5667.1:1998: Guidance on the design of sampling programs, sampling techniques and the preservation and handling of samples.
  • AS/NZS 5667.4:1998: Guidance on sampling from lakes, natural and man made.
  • AS/NZS 5667.6:1998: Guidance on sampling of rivers and streams.
  • AS/NZS 5667.9:1998: Guidance on sampling from marine waters.
  • AS/NZS 5667.10:1998: Guidance on sampling of waste waters.
  • AS/NZS 5667.11:1998: Guidance on sampling of groundwaters.
  • AS/NZS 5667.12:1998: Guidance on sampling of bottom sediments.

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