EPA calls for public submissions on variation of West Cliff mine Environment Protection Licence
Media release: 20 September 2012
BHP Billiton, Illawarra Coal has submitted a licence variation application to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to have new conditions added to their West Cliff Mine Environment Protection Licence.
Barry Buffier, EPA Chair and CEO, said that BHPs’ application requests limits for salts and metals and as well as new monitoring and investigation conditions to regulate the discharge of pollutants into Brennans Creek, a tributary of the Georges River.
“Interested parties are invited to submit written submissions to the EPA commenting on the BHP Billiton application,” Mr Buffier said
“The EPA will consider all public submissions and balance it against the information supplied by BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal and its own independent test findings before making a final determination on the West Cliff mine licence variation.
“The new license conditions will also need to take into account any relevant requirements of the project approval for the Bulli Seam Operations Project that was determined by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission late last year.
”The closing date for submissions is 26 October 2012,” Mr Buffier said.
To view BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal’s licence variation application, visit the EPA website at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/licensing
Contact: Liza Cassidy
Page last updated: 24 September 2012