6TH OCTOBER 2016 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. PRESENTATION – “Introduction to “ACLCA QLD Young Professionals Sub-Committee”. Presenter: Simon Hay, AECOM, ACLCA QLD Executive Committee.
2. PRESENTATION - “Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) planning process,” Presented by Marc Salmon - Easterly Point Environmental, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD PDF Resource
3. TECHNICAL SESSION- Forum: “Seeking member feedback - various issues”. Facilitated by Trevor Lloyd, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD - Lloyd Consulting Environmental Services, and Damien Morris, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD, GHD, QLD ACLCA President PDF resource
4TH AUGUST 2016 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. PRESENTATION “Conducting an Audit – Principles and Processes” Presented by Marc Salmon - Easterly Point Environmental, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD and Damien Morris, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD, GHD, QLD ACLCA President. PDF Resource
2. PRESENTATION - Dr Lucy Reading. President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), brief presentation on her role and an overview of the research at QUT.
3. TECHNICAL SESSION – “Ground Water " Facilitated by Trevor Lloyd, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD - Lloyd Consulting Environmental Services, and Phil Schulz, WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff, QLD ACLCA Vice President PDF Resource
2ND JUNE 2016 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. PRESENTATION ‘Legal Perspective on the Duty to Notify Requirements of the EP Act 1994’. Presented by Norton Rose Fulbright Lawyers Vidoe link https://vimeo.com/181421722
2. TECHNICAL SESSION – “ACLCA Qld/BCC Landfill Gas Management Workshop”.
i) Presentation: “Landfill gas management in development settings” presented by Erik Dekker, Unit Manager, Contaminated Land Services, Planning and Design. Brisbane City Council.
ii) Discussion Workshop: Facilitated by Trevor Lloyd, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD - Lloyd Consulting Environmental Services, Damien Morris, Contaminated Land Auditor QLD, GHD QLD ACLCA President and Erik Dekker, Stephen Wharton and Frank Henry, Contaminated Land Services, Planning and Design. Brisbane City Council
14TH APRIL2016 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. PRESENTATION - Contaminated Land in the CSG industry.
Facilitator Mack Dryer. Origin Energy (Principal Environmental Advisor)
2. TECHNICAL SESSION - Asbestos in soil, assessment and issues.
Facilitated by Robin Wagland -Mach1 Environmental – Auditor, Jim Soltau, Jim Soltau and Associates – Auditor and Jeff Thrupp - WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff.
An overview of assessing a site to determine the human health risks associated with the presence of asbestos. Discussions on the potential issues currently associated with the assessment process including laboratory analysis, the use of HSLs, NEPM and WA guidelines in the context of QLD setting. The use of current guidelines and legislation specific to QLD from both a Health and Safety and Contaminated Land perspective, plus a wider national and global perspective.
The presentation will pose a couple of scenarios/case studies for open discussion to try to establish current issues with the assessment and interpretation of asbestos in soils with a view to seeking clarification from QLD EHP. The presentation will likely be followed-up by a meeting with EHP and QLD Health to seek some resolutions and a subsequent “findings” presentation later in the year.
17TH FEBRUARY 2016 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING .
1. PRESENTATION “Erosion and sediment control”. Presented by John Moraitis (Jacobs).Senior Environmental Scientist. Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (No. 8129) Overview: John will provide an overview of erosion and sediment control, pointing out some common issues and solutions encountered on project sites. He will also discuss t erosion and sediment control plans in the context of current legislation and guidelines and highlight some contemporary and cost-effective drainage, erosion and sediment control products. PDF Resource
2. DISCUSSION FORUM; Audit process and stakeholder experiences of new auditor system (- 30th September 2015, Implementation of EPOLA provisions relating to contaminated land guidance materials.) Facilitated by Damien Morris and Trevor Lloyd
21ST OCTOBER 2015 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. Presentation CCR Care – Overview of the development the National Remediation Framework Presented by: Ms Kerry Scott - CCR Care PROJECT MANAGER: Best Practice Policy. PDF Resources
The National Remediation Framework is expected to:
– provide a structure for thinking through remedial strategies;
– systematise practices currently being applied to many sites;
– provide more rigorous approach for considering issues;
– reduce risk of adoption of poor strategic options;
– provide seamless linkages with the NEPM and current state legislation;
– provide a more sustainable approach to remediation and management.
2. Presentation Update on Acid Sulfate Soils in Queensland. Presented by Daniel Brough - Science Leader, Soil and Land Resources. Science Division, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation. PDF resource
Discussion of changes and updates to the Soil Management Guideline for ASS in Queensland, highlighting key changes and recommendations. The presentation covered the new information resources that the Queensland Government is making available to identify where ASS are likely to occur.
19TH AUGUST 2015 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. Discussion Panel: Overview of the Auditor Workshop with EHP held on the 14th August, reference draft
Module 5 Audit Process and documentation. PDF Notes
Panel - Damien Morris (ACLCA President/GHD), Trevor Lloyd (Lloyd Consulting Environmental Services)Jenny Camilleri (EHP) and Trevor Blake (EHP)
2. Hazardous Waste and Soil Disposal. Presented by: Daniela Lacerda Remediation Services Manager, Veolia Australia and New Zealand PDF resource
24TH JUNE 2015 ACLCA-DEHP NETWORKING MEETING PDF NOTES
DEHP module 5 - Auditor Certification and Related Templates –Contaminated Land - Presented by: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have volunteered to provide a presentation for contaminated land practitioners on draft documentation relating to the implementation of the September 1 EPOLA provisions, followed by a question and answer session.. Module 5 provides guidance for the provision by an approved auditor of:
- certification for a contaminated land investigation document (CLID) under sections 389(3) and 568(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act)
- a declaration that meets the requirements of section 574C of the EP Act
- a compliance permit in accordance with section 405 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SP Act).
ACLCA Qld Members will be provided with the following draft document for review prior the presentation:
- Contaminated Land Assessment Process under the EPA Act 1994 and Sustainable Planning Act 20019 PDF Resource PDF Reourse
- Queensland Auditor Handbook for Contaminated Land Module 5: Auditor certification and related templates. PdF resource 1 pdf resourse 2
ACLCA will collate feedback from members on the draft documentation and submit a response to DEHP by 10th July 2015
17TH JUNE 2015 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
i Certified Practitioner: Site Assessment and Management - Presented by: Robin Wagland - Auditor PDF resource
The Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) Scheme, is an initiative of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) in a move aimed at boosting community and business confidence in environmental professionals.
The CEnvP scheme is Australasia's first accreditation scheme designed exclusively for environmental practitioners, and is growing on average at 25% per year, with intakes being held every March and September.
The CENVP scheme ensures environmental professionals are given due recognition in line with their professional counterparts from engineering, accounting, planning and architecture, whilst providing a higher level of assurance to the community, employers, clients and professional associates.
Robin Wagland presented an overview of the scheme and outline the certification process and how practitioners in the sector can benefit from the scheme.
ii Certified Professional Soil Scientist - Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (SSA) - Presented by: Dr Louise Cartwright. PDF Resourse
Soil Science Australia provides accreditation for suitably qualified members of the Society as Certified Professional Soil Scientists. A Certified Professional Soil Scientist is an accredited professional who has achieved the Standards for Professionals in Soil Science. CPSS's are recognised by their professional body as professionals who continually expand their knowledge and skills throughout their career, by seeking professional development opportunities.
As with all states, the contaminated land industry in Queensland includes nuances unique to the State. Guidance around these topics has been historically considered as variable. In lieu of formal guidance on these matters, an informal industry code of practice is expected to assist SQPs and Auditors in providing consistent considered advice.
Some of the key questions discussed are as follows: Disposal Permits, EMR/CLR System, SMP/RAPs
16TH APRIL 2015 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
ETHICAL DISCUSSION PANEL/FORUM: Would an industry code of practice on the notification of contaminated land matters direct to the regulator benefit our clients and the environment? PDF Resource
Panel Chaired by: Phil Schulz (ACLCA Vice President)
Legal representative - Madeline Simpson (Herbert Smith Freehills)
- Trevor Lloyd (Lloyd Consulting)
- Robin Wagland (MACH1 Environmental)
- Greg Swain (AECOM)
- Alan Lee (Douglas Partners)
Background: Following the release of the auditor requirements relating to auditor-regulator notification requirements, there have been a number of questions raised by consultants as to what changes that meant to them. When these questions have been raised at Executive Meetings, a debate has normally followed (not whether it is required but more about whether it would be a good thing to require or not) showing the need for consensus within the industry.
Presentation: Madeline Simpson Overview - Consultant’s obligations under the EP Act and Crown Law, questions potentially to be addressed in court, duties and responsibilities of Consultants. Case studies presented and discussed
25TH NOVEMBER 2014 MEMBER MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
Planning Regulation and Proposed EPOLA Changes – Contaminated Land
Presented by: Environment and Heritage Protection. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have volunteered to provide a training session for contaminated land practitioners about the:
· changes made to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (effective July 2014); and
· changes related to contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to take effect by proclamation in 2015.
· Contaminated Land Auditors carrying out compliance assessment;
· EHP-Auditor-SQP Interactions;
· Communication to local government;
· Managing land on the EMR/CLR during a reconfiguration;
· Mandatory auditor certification in the future;
28TH OCTOBER 2014 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
1. Presentation: The Optimization of Multiphase Vacuum Extraction of LNAPLs. Presented by: Brendan Brodie - Principal Consultant within ERM based in Sydney. Utilizing vacuum to recover LNAPLs can be as straightforward as arriving onsite, installing a well header and extraction pipes into the well and hooking up to a vacuum truck. Furthermore, it is quite easy to remove the initial volume of LNAPL from the well and the annular space surrounding the well. After that, recovery can drop dramatically due to poor transmissivity of fluids, poor transmissivity of the LNAPL, incorrect screen placement and lack of appropriate multiphase vaccum extraction (MPVE) remedial techniques. At two sites in the south-eastern USA, LNAPL remediation was ongoing with poor results. The first site comprised of two adjacent service stations and utilized MPVE. The second site, an industrial facility that had a fuel oil spill, employed a timed total fluids pumping system. At both sites, a better understanding of the hydrogeological properties and the optimized application of MPVE led to improved results.
2. Presentation: Mining Environment Now Begins at the End: Addressing Contamination Earlier in the Mine’s Lifecycle Goes Far Beyond Merely Compliance. Presented by: Ron D’Ercole - Coffey Principal Environmental Scientist, Accredited Contaminated Sites Auditor (WA). Whilst mine closure plan (MCP) has historically focused on mine’s closure, decommissioning and rehabilitation, closure strategies need to include investigation and remediation of contamination so as to achieve ecologically sustainable closure. Experience gained from the investigation and management of contamination on operational mine sites and insights from a contaminated site audit for the closure of a Western Australian mine is detailed, to support that reliable science and appropriate site-specific information is needed to establish that contamination is removed, treated, contained or managed to meet the purposes of the agreed post-mining land use(s).
22ND OCTOBER 2014 MEMBER BI-MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING
PRESENTATION: UNEXPLODED MUNITION 'ANOTHER CONTAMINANT?'
'Unexploded Munitions – Another ‘Contaminant’?”:
‘Unexploded Ordnance’ (UXO) – A brief explanation:
o What are they?, Why do they exist? What are the risks?, What are the mitigations?
The Australian and International UXO Industry: Brief History, Composition, Key stakeholders, Standards, Codes, Guides, etc for UXO Work, Strengths and Weaknesses
“What’s it got to do with us [ACLCA]?”, Similarities and synergies between the management of contaminated land and management of UXO, Common interactions (… and failings) between the contaminated land industry and the UXO industry. Can we improve the way we bungle manage it?, Opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration?Questions/Discussion : Venue: Public Services Club - Level 1, Bistro Conference Room - 80 William Street