National Environment Protection (Movement of Controlled Waste between States and Territories) Measure
NEPM: National Environment Protection (Movement of Controlled Waste between States and Territories) Measure
Made by NEPC: 26 June 1998
Commenced: 8 July 1998
Please contact the relevant jurisdictional agency regarding detailed implementation information for this NEPM. Decisions about the way in which NEPMs are implemented are made by each jurisdiction individually.
What's currently happening:
Public Consultation - draft minor variation to the National Environment Protection (Movement of Controlled Waste between States and Territories) Measure 2012
- Find out more - closing date for submissions is 13 August 2012
In late 2010, the NEPC made a Minor Variation to the NEPM to provide greater clarity, remove unnecessary regulatory burden and remove clauses that are no longer required.
In February 2011, drafting errors in the 2010 Minor Variation were identified. NEPC has commenced
a second Minor Variation to correct these errors.
Movement of Controlled Waste NEPM Goal:
To assist in achieving the desired environmental outcomes by providing a basis for ensuring that controlled wastes which are to be moved between States and Territories are properly identified, transported, and otherwise handled in ways which are consistent with environmentally-sound practices for the management of these wastes.
Desired Environmental Outcomes:
To minimise the potential for adverse impacts associated with the movement of controlled waste on the environment and human health.