Licence conditions for pollution studies and reduction program


  

Licence conditions for pollution studies and reduction programs

Summary
 
Licence number: 20221
Title: Pollution Reduction Study - Truck Loading and Dumping of Overburden
Start date: 01 Dec 2017
 
Licence Condition
The Licensee must undertake a study investigating additional dust management controls aimed at reducing dust emissions from the activities of truck loading and dumping of overburden at the premises. The study must include, but is not limited to: a review of dust control activities at other mining operations of an equivalent scale, located within Australia; a review of overburden dump face bench or tier heights and the relationship between bench/tier height and dust generation during dump activities; assessment to determine if any additional area is required for overburden dump(s) due to a reduction in tier height; consideration of site specific conditions including adverse weather conditions; identify feasible and reasonable control measures that could be implemented at the premises.
The study required by condition U1.1 must be completed by 30 June 2018.
The Licensee must submit a report to the EPA by 31 October 2018 outlining the findings of the study required by U1.1. The report must include, but is not limited to, the following information: Study methodology; Details of other relevant mining operation activities reviewed, including what controls the operations are using and the effectiveness of those controls in relation to truck loading and dumping of overburden; Methods used to determine the effectiveness of controls in relation to truck loading and dumping of overburden at other mining operations; Details of additional dust management controls investigated as part of the study including advantages and disadvantages of each control; Calculations used to determine the amount of area required for overburden dumping at the premises due to a reduction of tier height; Justification of site specific conditions including adverse weather conditions; Details of any additional dust management controls or activities proposed to be trialled at the premises as an outcome of the study including justification of trial selection; and Financial analysis where costs are available; A timeframe for carrying out a trial of any additional control measures identified as potentially suitable for long term implementation at the premises.