YARA PILBARA NITRATES —
TECHNICAL AMMONIUM NITRATE PLANT
323. Hon ROBIN CHAPPLE to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to amendment notice 1 of
licence number L7997/2002/11, licence holder Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd
and Yara Pilbara Nitrates Pty Ltd.
(1) Will the
minister table all the works approvals, licences to operate and amendment
notices for the Yara Pilbara fertiliser
plant, formerly Burrup fertiliser plant, and the Yara technical ammonium
(2) What is the reasoning for
amendment notice 1 of licence number L7997/2002/11?
(3) If no to (1), why not?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1) I table the
active works approvals, licences and amendment notices issued to Yara Pilbara
Fertilisers Pty Ltd and Yara Pilbara Nitrates Pty Ltd for the Yara Pilbara
fertiliser plant: L7997/2002/11, amendment notice 1, 2 April 2019;
L7997/2002/11, amended licence, amended 29 June 2018; and L7997/2002/11,
amended licence and decision report, amended 29 June 2018.
Due to the limited time available to
table all non-active works approvals, licences and amendment notices for the
Yara Pilbara fertiliser plant—formerly the Burrup fertiliser plant—and
the Yara technical ammonium nitrate plant, I ask the honourable member to put
this question on notice.
[See paper 2563.]
notice 1 was issued by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to
amend condition 18 of licence L7997/2002/11. The amendment relates to extending
that date for an emission limit for total nitrogen and total phosphorous to
apply for discharges from the wastewater treatment plant to infiltration basins
at the premises. The date was extended from 1 April 2019 to 30 November 2019
and given to allow improvements to the wastewater treatment plant to be
(3) See answer to