Pollution Control Consultancy and Design

Acoustical Consultants (Noise and Vibration) - Sydney

EPA Environment Protection Licences

With our comprehensive academic qualifications coupled with extensive practical engineering experience and technical skills, and with our all-inclusive, world-class, specialist measuring equipment and software, we will find effective solutions to essentially any noise problems.

EPA Licences

We help you to manage effectively your EPA Licence

Environment Protection Licences issued in New South Wales under Section 55 of the Protection of Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) are pretty technical and complicated for companies with limited environmental engineering expertise

Quite often, these companies just pay the prescribed licence fee and submit an annual Statement of Compliance that is not fully substantiated.

Such a practice may be very costly, as a breach of licence requirement may result in the maximum penalty of:

  • in the case of a corporation - $250,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence,
    a further penalty of $120,000 for each day the offence continues, or
  • in the case of an individual - $120,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence,
    a further penalty of $60,000 for each day the offence continues.

If you have any problems with handling your Environment Protection Licence, let Pollution Control Consultancy and Design (PCCD) to manage it for you..

Our comprehensive management of NSW Environment Protection Licences includes:

  • explanation of complex (difficult to understand) parts of your licence in simple terms;
  • independent verification of compliance with:
     -  generic licence conditions, which require that you maintain and operate all your
        plant and equipment "in a proper and efficient manner";
     -  your site-specific licence conditions;
  • design and implementation of pollution reduction programs (PRP) to achieve compliance with
    licence conditions that you currently breach, if any;
  • examination of your licence conditions in terms of their practicality, and negotiation with the EPA
    to vary all unachievable and/or unreasonable conditions; and
  • analysis of your licence load-based fee, if any, to:
     -  ensure that your fee is not excessive, and
     -  minimize the cost of your licence.

It is common and quite wise that compliance with an EPA licence is verified at least once by external experts (experienced environmental consultants).