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60 Activity involving storing or moving bulk material

(1) This section applies to the administering authority for making an environmental management decision relating to an activity that involves, or may involve, storing or moving bulk material.

Examples of bulk material--
alumina, cement, coal, grain, metaliferous ores, quarried materials, woodchips

(2) The administering authority must consider each of the following matters--

(a) the chemical and physical characteristics of the material;
(b) the way in which the material is, or is to be, contained during each stage of the storage or movement of the material;
(c) the methods of cleaning up any spillage during movement of the material;
(d) if storage or movement of the material is likely to result in the release of part of the material into waters, the impact of the accumulation of the material on the bed of the waters.

(3) The administering authority must also consider whether to impose conditions about the following matters--

(a) installing and maintaining appropriate control measures;
installing devices for collecting dust at places where bulk material is being moved
installing dust collectors at transfer points
enclosing, roofing or screening equipment used for storing or moving bulk material
(b) managing stockpiles of the material in a particular way;
setting a maximum height for a stockpile
(c) collecting, removing or disposing of spillage released while moving the material;
(d) monitoring the impact of releases of contaminants or waste from storing or moving bulk materials on the receiving environment including, for example, the impact of environmental nuisance and impacts on the biota of adjacent waters.

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