Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.
There was one comment on this referral, requesting it be assessed as a Public Environmental Review.
The EPA considers that the likely environmental effects of the proposal are not so significant as to warrant formal assessment. The potential environmental impacts on Flora and Vegetation and Terrestrial Fauna can be adequately dealt with under Part V Division 2 (Clearing) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The potential environmental impacts on Inland Waters Environment Quality, Terrestrial Environmental Quality and Rehabilitation and Decommissioning can be adequately dealt with under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
The Proposal is to develop a residue disposal facility at Lot 4580, Panizza Road and upgrade part of Panizza Road, Dardanup. The Proposal will provide for the disposal of Treated Solid Residue, which is produced from Cristal Pigment Australia Ltd’s existing processing facilities at Kemerton and Australind. The Proposal comprises a total disturbance area of up to 58 ha comprising 55 ha within Lot 4580 and approximately 3 ha along a 1 km section of Panizza Road.
The Proposal will comprise the following:
• up to nine Residue Disposal Areas
• a lined leachate containment pond
• stormwater collection dam
• upgraded access road; and
• other ancillary infrastructure
What Happens Next
Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.
The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.