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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
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
ACLCA-WA member meeting
When: Wednesday, 10 April
Host company: Western Environmental
Where: Lvl 3, 25 Prowse Street, West Perth
Contact: Chris Donnetti
What is microplastisc analysis?
- Why is it more important than you thought before
- More than just presence / absence or just picking from the beach
Presentation by: Matt Deaves, Eurofins State Manager
March Meeting 2019
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
ACLCA-WA member meeting
When: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Host company: Golder
Where: 1 Havelock Place, West Perth
Contact: Ivan Kwan
Phone: 9213 7600
Contaminated Sites and Mine Closure Planning: A Mining Act Perspective
Jacob King from DMIRS
February Meeting 2019
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
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
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
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
Address: Level 1 / 503 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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
When: Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Host Company: Jacobs
Where: Lvl 11, Durack Centre, 263 Adelaide Tce, Perth
Contact: Mark Harris
Presenters: Lachlan Smith, Jacobs; Bill DiGuiseppi, Principal Hydrogeologist (Denver Office) via Skype
Update on ASS
Presented by: Cameron Baldock, Coffey
Perth's first Enviro Drinks
Thursday, 6 September 2018
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 https://landandgroundwater.com/events
ALGA/ACLCA*/EIANZ*/ECA* members $30, non-members $70
*contact for discount code
DWER News - ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality
June Meeting 2018
Wednesday, 6th June 2018
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 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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.
DWER News - Per and Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Environmental
From: Contaminated Sites [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 18 May 2018 7:24 AM
Cc: .Br Contaminated Sites <BrContaminatedSites@dwer.wa.gov.au>
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:- https://www.der.wa.gov.au/our-work/community-updates/416-pfas-investigations-in-western-australia. 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)<https://www.der.wa.gov.au/images/documents/our-work/consultation/Eclipse_Ammendments/Landfill-Waste-Classification-2018.pdf> [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.
CRC CARE Events 2018