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Management of hazardous ground gases

Topic: Environment

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking feedback on the draft guidelines for the assessment and management of hazardous ground gases.

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What's this about?

The EPA has released the paper Contaminated Land Guidelines: Assessment and management of hazardous ground gases for public consultation.

These guidelines:

  • describe the issues relating to ground gases as they have been encountered in Australia and overseas
  • set out recommended approaches and procedures for assessing and characterising sites that may be impacted by ground gases
  • focus on assessing the risks associated with ground gases
  • outline options for managing and mitigating risks associated with ground gases
  • describe the planning and regulatory process relating to ground gases in NSW.

The EPA invites feedback on the draft guidelines to ensure it:

  • adequately achieves its purpose
  • contains up-to-date, correct and relevant information
  • is useful and user-friendly.

Have your say

Have your say online by 8 October 2019.

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