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Environment protection licences

Non-Compliance detail


  
Summary
 
Licence number: 2148
Annual Return Start: 21 Jul 2007
Annual Return End: 20 Jul 2008
Date Received: 15 Sep 2008
 
Licence Condition numberType of non-complianceEPA actionsNo. of times occurred
G2 No monitoring point signage erected as required at Points 3, 4 and 7 for the entire reporting period. Appropriate Action taken by licensee 10
M6.2 /M2.1 No continuous, quarterly or daily monitoring was conducted at Point 8 as the SSU was off-line. S.58 notice issued to change/amend licence conditions(s) 10
E5.1.1(e) No LDAR monitoring was carried out within the GTP. Appropriate Action taken by licensee 10
L3 Exceedance of temperature limits at Point 11 in discharge waters from the GTP (15-25 degrees C 21/7/07-4/4/08, revised to 10-30 degrees C for 5/2/08-21/7/08) - a total of 3,073 exceedances (based on continuous readings at 5 min intervals). S.58 notice issued to change/amend licence conditions(s) 10
O1.1(b) Effluent overflowed from effluent pit to the Site stormwater system - 20/8/07. Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
L3.7 Point 10 - The 873 degrees C min temp. occurred during trials being undertaken to prove performance of the thermal oxidiser at reduced temperature (down to 875 degrees C). EPA approval required a trial at 875 degrees C. (24/8/07) Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
L3.3 Point 11 - Chloramine concentrations (expressed as 'total residual chlorine') exceeded stormwater discharge limits. Reported to Pollution Line - Incident No.106960 (17/10/07, 4/4/08, 26/5/08, 27/5/08, 5/6/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 5
O2.1 Positive Legionella count in ChlorAlkali plant cooling (13/11/07). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O2 Sodium hypochlorite leaked from faulty pit to containment bund that then leaked to stormwater (24/11/07). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O2 Sodium hypochlorite overflowed from a tank under manual control to its bund that then leaked to stormwater (29/11/07). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
M7 Routine inspection of data from the GTP weather station identified that it was out of service. Orica is required to record wind speed, direction and sigma theta (30/11/07-20/12/07). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 10
M2.1 Point 9 - On-line monitoring of VOC components by the installed FTIR instrument has experienced interference by moisture. This was corrected by means of an in-line drier. S.58 notice issued to change/amend licence conditions(s) 10
L3 Point 11 - (11/12/07) a BOD exceedance (12mg/L cp. limit of 10mg/L) was recorded for the 24 hour composite collected during 10/11 Dec 07. The laboratory result was unavailable until 19/12/07. Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
L3.3 Sulphide is not a licensed parameter at Point 11, however this information has been included under the general requirement of Condition L3.3. During 2 periods sulphide was found to be present in treated water. (late Jan - mid Feb 08 and April 08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 10
O1.1(b) Incorrect mass of waste pickling acid receipted into on-line tracking system (24/1/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O1.1(b) Waste pickling acid receipted onto incorrect Transport Certificate (31/1/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
U2.2 Cond. U2.2 required Orica to determine the range of dilution of ammonia concentrations in the stormwater canal. A key Amcor instrument was not working correctly and took some time to repair and for data to become available (22/2/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O1.1/O6.1 Chlorine boundary detector alarms activated after low pH plant effluent mixed with chlorinated brine sampling line effluent (26/2/08) Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O1.1/O6.1 Chlorine alarms activated along boundary with railway. Emission traced to power failure caused by pigeon (12/4/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O1.1 Following a complete power failure and the restoration of computer controls, a sodium hypochlorite tank overflowed into its bund, which then leaked to the stormwater drainage system (13/4/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 1
O1.1(b) 25 tonnes of 75% sulphuric acid waste dispatched to Victoria for recycling after expiry of Consignment Approval (5/6/08 and 3/7/08). Appropriate Action taken by licensee 2