SEMINAR: NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, OBLIGATIONS AND FUNDING FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA – September 20, 2019

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SEMINAR:  
NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, OBLIGATIONS AND FUNDING FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA

  

Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

www.aebn.com.au

In association with

Proud Principal Partner – Russell Kennedy Lawyers

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20 September 2019 
8.45am for 9.00am to 4.30pm 
Venue:  Conference Rooms, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, L12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne 
  


*Please note:  The Program will be updated to include new releases of major environmental compliance changes from across Australia.

 

With the proposed Victorian Environment Protection Regulations, Standards…recently release, and with a number of significant changes to Federal and State environmental compliance obligations for industry and business – the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together with Principal Partner, Russell Kennedy Lawyers will hold this mid-year environmental compliance Seminar to bring you, your staff and organisation up to speed with the details of these changes from across Australia, including funding and grant opportunities available to you.

You will hear an all-round perspective by the Regulators, leading lawyers – Russell Kennedy, and the experts to assist you in understanding WHAT these changes (new laws…) will mean to you and to your organisation, and WHEN you will be required to implement these changes within your business – to ensure you and your organisation remain compliant.   

NOTE: At the Seminar, Members will have an opportunity to provided feedback on the proposed Victorian Environment Protection Regulations, Standards…  Feedback by Members will be collated to form part of a submission by AEBN on behalf of Members to EPA Victoria.  We acknowledge and sincerely thank, Stefan Fiedler and the legal team at Russell Kennedy Lawyers for their expertise and assistance of the AEBN Submission.

Program

Victoria – Regulator, Legal and ‘Call for feedback for AEBN Submission’

  • Regulator:  Details of the proposed Victorian Environment Protection Regulations, Standards…, including:
    • General Environment Duty
    • Permissions
    • Waste management
    • Priority waste duties
    • Industrial waste duties
    • Contaminated land duties
    • Environment audit
    • Application of Site Management Orders
    • Better Environment Plans
    • ‘Better access to environmental information’
    • Environmental Reference Standard (ERS) relating to four environmental elements:
      • Air
      • Land
      • Noise
      • Water
    • Changes to enforcement and sanctions within the Act
    • Increase in Community rights
  • Legal:  A detailed legal perspective, understanding and implications of the draft Victorian Environment Protection Regulations
  • Member feedback:  Call for members to provide feedback for AEBN Submission to EPA Victoria on behalf of members

National 

  • Chemical reforms
    • NICNAS changes from 1 July 2020
    • Changes to Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) relating to workplace hazardous chemicals
  • Carbon and Energy compliance – impacts and opportunities
    • Changes to Safeguard Mechanism (applicable to sites with Scope 1 emissions >100,000 tCO2-e)
    • Changes to Exemption Certification (EC) and Emissions Intensive Trade Exposed (EITE)
    • Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) – participation in the ERF – pros and cons
  • Australian’s new Modern Slavery Act:  New compliance obligations for businesses operating in Australia

NSW, QLD, SA, WA

A legal perspective on recent changes within NSW, QLD, SA and WA environmental compliance: 

New South Wales

  • Details and legal perspective of recent NSW key environmental risks to businesses, including –
    • Review of NSW Pollution Incident Response Management Plant (PIRMP) obligations
    • Review of Underground Petroleum Storage System (UPSS) Regulations:  Changes to obligations and enforcement
  • Waste Reforms NSW:
    • NSW Container Deposit Scheme
    • NSW Circular Economy Policy Statement
    • New Standards for waste management at Construction sites
    • and more…

Queensland

  • Overhaul of QLD waste regulations:
    • New regulatory regime to managing waste in QLD
    • New QLD Waste Strategy
    • QLD regulations governing the classification of wastes and licensing of waste facilities
    • Changes to Environment Protection Waste Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERA) framework
    • QLD Resource Recovery Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
  • New requirements for pollution incident notification
  • and much more…

South Australia

  • EPA SA compliance changes for businesses
  • Major planning reforms
  • Waste Reforms SA
    • New Waste obligations for SA
    • Increase in cost of waste from 2019-20:
      • Resource recovery and transport sector
      • Solid Waste Levy 
  • Licence fees changes for businesses licensed under Scheduled 1 of EPA Act
  • New licence obligations for Petrol Stations 

Western Australia

  • Waste legislation reforms for WA
    • Support for waste reused
    • Stricter application of waste levy obligations
    • Review of methodologies for mandatory reporting under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Regulations
    • WA Container Deposit Scheme Regulations
    • New Waste Reform Advisory Group
    • Understanding the new WA Dept of Environment Compliance and Enforcement Policy
    • WA’s guidance for greenhouse gas emissions assessment

Funding and grant opportunities from across Australia

 

Presenters

  • Facilitator:  Nina Vordonas – Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
  • Tina Khoury – CEO, Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
  • Stefan Fiedler – Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Technical Team, EPA Victoria 
  • Alice Cope – Senior Advisor,, Pillar Two
  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Principal, Guthrie Legal
  • Tori Lamb – Technical Lead, Ndevr Environmental
  • Claire Bright – Senior Consultant, Ndevr Environmental

 

 

AEBN MEMBER NETWORKING DRINKS – 
20 September 2019

Proud Principal Partner – Russell Kennedy Lawyers

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Please join us for AEBN Member Networking Drinks immediately after the Seminar from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on 20 September 2019 at the Conference Rooms, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, L12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne.  AEBN Member Networking Drinks is for all AEBN Members including all delegates, partners and presenters attending the Seminar on 20 September 2019.

 

DETAILS

Event:
SEMINAR: NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, OBLIGATIONS AND FUNDING FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA – September 20, 2019
Date:
September 20, 2019 8:45 AM
End:
September 20, 2019 4:30 PM
Presented by:
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
Updated:
July 23, 2019
Venue:
RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS,
Address:
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Conference Rooms, L12, 469 La Trobe Street, MELBOURNE, Australia
Members:
$470 AEBN Member and Russell Kennedy Lawyers' clientele
Non-member:
$570 early bird until 1 September 2019; $590
Sponsor:
RUSSELL KENNEDY LAWYERS - www.rk.com.au
Parking:
Early bird parking surrounds the venue
Public Transport:
Train: Flagstaff Station; Trams: Trams run along La Trobe St, William St, Bourke St, Melbourne
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