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Licence conditions for pollution studies and reduction program


  

Licence conditions for pollution studies and reduction programs

Summary
 
Licence number: 12840
Title: Particulate Matter Control Best Practice Implementation – Disturbing and Handling Overburden under Adverse Weather Conditions
Start date: 08 Mar 2013
 
Licence Condition
The licensee must alter or cease the use of equipment on overburden and the loading and dumping of overburden during adverse weather conditions to minimise the generation of particulate matter from 22 March 2013.
To assess compliance with Condition U2.1, the Licensee must: undertake daily visual dust level assessments, continuously record real-time PM10 levels and continuously measure and record real-time meteorological conditions; and record changes to mining activities due to adverse weather conditions.
The Licensee must submit a report to the EPA which documents the results of the actions taken in accordance with Condition U2.1. The report must include an assessment of the effectiveness of changes made to mining activities due to adverse weather and document meteorological conditions and the resultant dust levels. The report must be submitted by the Licensee to the Environment Protection Authority Regional Manager Hunter, at PO Box 488G, NEWCASTLE by 15 August 2014.
The report required by Condition U2.3 must be made publicly available by the Licensee on the Licensee’s website by 29 August 2014.