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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT 2017 - SECT 206

What is included in a preliminary risk screen assessment statement?

    (1)     A preliminary risk screen assessment statement must—

        (a)     specify the scope of the assessment including—

              (i)     the site in respect of which the assessment was conducted; and

              (ii)     the use or proposed use for which the site is being assessed; and

              (iii)     the elements of the environment assessed; and

              (iv)     the standards considered in the assessment; and

              (v)     any assumptions made by the environmental auditor during the assessment or any limitations on the assessment; and

              (vi)     any exclusions from the assessment and the rationale for these exclusions; and

        (b)     state the environmental auditor's assessment that—

              (i)     an environmental audit is not required for the purposes specified in the statement; or

              (ii)     an environmental audit is required for the purposes specified in the statement; and

        (c)     if an environmental audit is required under paragraph (b)(ii)—set out the proposed scope of the environmental audit; and

        (d)     state the name of the person who engaged the environmental auditor to conduct the assessment; and

        (e)     be signed by the environmental auditor; and

        (f)     state the environmental auditor's contact details; and

        (g)     include any other prescribed matter.

    (2)     If the preliminary risk screen assessment statement states that an environmental audit is required, the Authority may—

        (a)     review the proposed scope of the environmental audit set out by the environment auditor in the statement; and

        (b)     endorse the proposed scope or determine a revised scope of the environmental audit.

    (3)     Before endorsing the proposed scope of an environmental audit under subsection (2)(b), the Authority may request that the environmental auditor provide further information in relation to the proposed scope.

    (4)     If the Authority decides to review the proposed scope of an environmental audit under subsection (2)(a), the Authority must complete the review within 30 business days of receiving the preliminary risk screen assessment statement and the preliminary risk screen assessment report.

    (5)     If the Authority makes a request for information under subsection (3), the time in which the Authority must complete the review under subsection (4) does not include the period from the date that the Authority makes the request until the date on which the Authority receives the information.

S. 207 inserted by No. 39/2018 s. 7 (as amended by Nos 27/2019 ss 1230, 3/2020 ss 4244, 47/2020 s. 26).



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