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  • April Meeting 2018

    Wednesday, 11th April 2018 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    Host company: HydroSolutions

    Where: WSP, 2/503 Murray Street, Perth

    Contact: Chris Donnetti

    Presentation title: 

    PFAS National Environmental Management Plan – Section 19.2 Laboratory requirements. The Technical Detail.

    Section 19.2 of the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan lists several items that practitioners should ensure their chosen laboratory can provide. The presentation will provide technical detail on these items and how they can impact site remediation decisions

    Presentation by: Ros Ma, SGS WA Business Manager and Adam Atkins, Business Manager for SGS Leeder Consulting

  • March Meeting 2018

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Host company: AECOM

    Where: Lvl 6, 3 Forrest Place, Perth

    Contact: Sally Stevenson

    Presentation title: Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons on land and underwater to achieve environmental sustainability and drive business growth

    Presentation by: Colin Roberts (Caltex) - present 'Giving soil waste a second chance'; Scott Robinson (AECOM) - present 'Underwater drone sampling to assess hydrocarbon impacts and natural attenuation in a marine pipeline'

  • February Meeting 2018

    Wednesday, 21st February 2018 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Host company: Strategen

    Where: Lvl 1, 50 Subiaco Square Road, Subiaco

    Contact: George King

    Presentation Title:

    Microplastics – Investigation of the effect of different virgin polyethylene pellets of various producers and lots on the polyethylene-water partition coefficient for Naphthalene in a small laboratory scale

    Presenter:

    Julia Heide, Environmental Engineer BEng (hons), Darmstadt University of Technology

  • DWER News

    WA

    The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) advises that it no longer requires hard copy submissions (including technical reports) relating to contaminated sites or acid sulfate soils. The Department is intending to develop an online submission portal in the future. In the interim, all submissions relating to contaminated sites or acid sulfate soils should be submitted via email to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>, unless the Department has specifically requested otherwise (such as when a report is required urgently).  Formal submissions, including statutory forms and technical reports should not be emailed to individual officers or to the generic Contaminated Sites email address.

    Statutory forms (including Form 1, Form 2, Form 3 and Form 6) should now be submitted electronically via email to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Please ensure that the forms are signed and provided as a PDF file. If you are submitting a Form 1 report of a known or suspected contaminated site and you have a duty to report under section 11 of the Contaminated Sites Act 2003, please ensure that current certificates of title are provided for each land parcel being reported.

    An online payment system is currently being developed for Form 2 'requests for a summary of records in respect of land'. A further update will be provided when the system becomes operational.

    All technical reports should be provided as a text-searchable PDF file. All relevant appendices should be provided within the same PDF file. An exception is for PDF files larger than approximately 300 - 500 pages, when the provision of large appendices (such as laboratory certificates) in separate PDF files is supported to make the electronic document faster to load, read and save.

    For the submission of technical reports, the email should include the following detail:

    *         a clear description of the site, including the legal description, street address and common name;
    *         DWER reference number (eg DMO XXX), if known;
    *         identification and contact details of the report submitter;
    *         purpose for submitting the report, where relevant (e.g. seeking reclassification, planning condition clearance);
    *         for acid sulfate soil reports, specify if the report is being submitted for planning condition clearance, and/or in support of a licence under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914; and
    *         a list of the technical reports being submitted.

    Providing this information will assist us in processing your submission in a timely manner.

    Where possible, reports and any other documents being submitted should be attached to the email as PDF files. Zipped folders will not be accepted. If the total size of the email, with attachments, exceeds 50 MB, DWER will accept submissions via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). If using FTP, please ensure that:


    *         the access link is not restricted to an individual officer;

    *         login is not required for access; and

    *         a covering letter is included in the submission with the details outlined above.

    Email is the preferred method of submission. However, if you are unable to make a submission via email, please post a hard copy, including a covering letter when relevant (with attachments on an accompanying CD/DVD/USB flash drive) to:

    Senior Manager, Contaminated Sites
    Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
    Locked Bag 33
    Cloisters Square WA 6850

    If posting bulky electronic storage devices, such as USB flash drives, please ensure that the packaging meets the minimum requirements specified by the relevant postal service.

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