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  • September Meeting 2019


    ACLCA-WA Member Meeting

    When: Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    Host company: Cardno

    Where: 11 Harvest Terrace, West Perth, 6005

    Presentation title: Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material - Anything but the NORM

    Presentation by: Stuart Parr and Anthony O'Brien of Radiation Professionals Pty Ltd

    The presentation will discuss what is NORM; where do you find it; how do you identify, detect and analyse for it; current WA legislation; how to manage it and plan for it; training and licencing requirements; common issues when dealing with NORM in contaminated sites; waste management and disposal.

  • August Meeting 2019 - Change of Venue

    Wednesday, 14th April 2019 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 14 August 2019

    Host company: Senversa

    Where: Lvl 1, Bishops See, 235 St Georges Terrace, Perth, 6000

    Presentation title: Behind the Closed Doors of the Contaminates Sites Committee?

    Presentation by: Jeremy Hogben, Senior Principle.

    Jeremy Hogben has been a member of the Contaminated Sites Committee since 2013. The presentation will provide an overview of the role and function of the committee but will focus on some recent and interesting determinations both by the committee and by the Supreme Court based on appeals to committee decisions. Some commentary regarding the implications of the decisions will be provided and some broad recommendations will be made regarding interacting with the committee.

  • April Meeting 2019

    Wednesday, 10th April 2019 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 10 April

    Host company: Western Environmental

    Where: Lvl 3, 25 Prowse Street, West Perth

    Contact: Chris Donnetti

    Presentation title:

    What is microplastisc analysis?

    - Why is it more important than you thought before

    - More than just presence / absence or just picking from the beach

    - Quantification

    - Characterisation

    Presentation by: Matt Deaves, Eurofins State Manager

  • March Meeting 2019

    Wednesday, 13 March 2019 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

    Host company: Golder

    Where: 1 Havelock Place, West Perth

    Contact: Ivan Kwan

    Phone: 9213 7600

    Presentation title:

    Contaminated Sites and Mine Closure Planning: A Mining Act Perspective

    Presentation by:

    Jacob King from DMIRS

  • February Meeting 2019

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019 WA

    ACLCA-WA member meeting

    When: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Host company: JBS&G

    Where: Ground Floor G.05, 9 Havelock Street, West Perth WA 6005

    Contact: Ron d'Ercole

    Presentation Title:

    Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) for petroleum hydrocarbons and ‘LNAPL Endpoints’

    Presenter:  Dr Greg Davis

    Research Director: Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Biotechnology

    CSIRO Land and Water

  • November Meeting 2018

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018 WA

    Presentation Title: Topic - Managing mould and its health effects

    Presentaiton by: Cedric Cheong of Greencap 

    Cedric was the Co-Host of the SBS TV documentary “Is Your House Killing You”. Cedric has worked both as an academic, trainer and assessor and senior consultant in the field of Property risk, WHS inspections and contaminant management. Cedric is a well credentialed researcher with more than 60 publications many focused on building investigations, risk minimisation and environmental health. Cedric has lectured and developed curriculum in the fields of environmental science and occupational health and safety.

    Time: 5.30 to 7.00pm

    Contact: Celine Mangan

    Host: Greencap

    Address: Level 1 / 503 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000

  • Auditors Drinks

    Wednesday, 14 November 2018 WA

    Come and meet industry colleagues and friends at the 'Auditors Drinks' social event to be held on evening before the DWER Auditors meeting. 

    At: Belgian Beer Cafe, Cnr King and Murray Sts, Perth

    On: Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    From: 5.30pm to 9.00pm

    Drinks and canapes provided

  • October Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

    Wednesday, 10th October 2018 WA

    When: Wednesday, 10th October 2018

    Host Company: Jacobs

    Where: Lvl 11, Durack Centre, 263 Adelaide Tce, Perth

    Contact: Mark Harris

    Preseentation: TBA

    Presenters: Lachlan Smith, Jacobs; Bill DiGuiseppi, Principal Hydrogeologist (Denver Office) via Skype

    Update on ASS

    Presented by: Cameron Baldock, Coffey

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  • Perth's first Enviro Drinks

    Thursday, 6 September 2018 WA

    We are excited to announced the first EnviroDrinks for Perth, providing a networking platform across the whole environment industry.

    Hosted by ALGA in collaboration with ACLCA-WA, EIANZ and ECA.  We're shaking things up a little in a funky eclectic bar reserved just for us!  Come enjoy some nibbles, networking and a drink or two from the bar, thanks to our sponsors ALS, AnzEnviro, Eurofins.

    When: Thursday, 6 September  2018, 5.30pm to late

    Where: Wolf Lane, 321 Murray Street, Perth

    Registration: ALGA website

    ALGA/ACLCA*/EIANZ*/ECA* members $30, non-members $70

    *contact for discount code

  • June Meeting 2018

    Wednesday, 6th June 2018 WA

    Note: Meeting to be held first week in June

    When: Wednesday, 6th June 2018

    Host Company: ERM

    Where:Lvl 18, 140 St Georges Tce, Perth

    Contact: Ed Dennis

    Presentation Title: The Geology of Mars

    Presenter: Dr Marco Fiorentini, UWA

  • DWER News - Contaminated Soils


    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<>, 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<>. 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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  • DWER News - Per and Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Environmental


    From: Contaminated Sites []
    Sent: Friday, 18 May 2018 7:24 AM
    Cc: .Br Contaminated Sites <>
    Subject: Email Alert No. 102: Per and Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Environmental

    The PFAS National Environmental Management Plan PFAS NEMP was released on 16 February 2018 and is available via the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) webpage on PFAS Investigations in WA:- The PFAS NEMP provides national guidance on the investigation and management of PFAS contamination and related issues such as waste management. The PFAS NEMP has been developed as an adaptive plan, able to respond to emerging research and knowledge.

    Environmental guideline values provided in the PFAS NEMP replace the screening levels listed in Table 4 of DWER's 'Interim Guideline on the Assessment and Management of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)' (Department of Environment Regulation, January 2017). When characterising PFAS contamination in WA, practitioners should address at least the analytical suite for PFAS outlined in Table 3.

    Landfill acceptance criteria provided in the PFAS NEMP replace the criteria listed in Table 6 of DWER's Interim Guideline. The PFAS NEMP criteria have been determined based on existing jurisdiction approaches to the derivation of landfill acceptance criteria for a number of standard landfill designs and is consistent with the approach adopted in DWER's Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (As amended December 2018)<> [LWCWD].

    DWER has recently updated the LWCWD to include a new waste type (special waste type 3) for soils and other solid wastes impacted by PFAS. Landfill operators licensed under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, intending to accept PFAS impacted solid wastes, must seek approval under their licence to allow this waste to be accepted. Upon approval the Department will include the relevant waste acceptance criteria in conditions of the licence.