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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2574 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 October 2019 by Hon Robin Chapple

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment
Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

Will the Minister table the following reports:
(a) pluto-Ambient air monitoring at the three identified sites (Burrup Road, Dampier and Karratha Scout Hall), from 2008 until latest report;
(b) nitrogen deposition at the six sites identified in the Woodside Pluto Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Project Air Quality Management Plan, as referred to in Ministerial Statement 757;
(c) any reports on air pollution delivered to or conducted by the Environmental Protection Authority regarding North West Shelf (NWS) and LNG facilities;
(d) any reports on air pollution delivered to or conducted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation regarding NWS and LNG facilities; and
(e) if no to either (a) to (d), why not?

Answered on 20 November 2019

(a) I table the Review of the Air Quality Management Plan [See tabled paper no.].

(b) I table the Review of Air Quality Management Plan - Nitrogen Deposition [See tabled paper no.].

(c) - (e) The North West Shelf is a broad area covering the coastal areas and waters off Western Australia. There are a significant number of approvals (under both Parts IV and Part V of the Environment Protection Act 1986) on premises within this area, including the Wheatstone, Gorgon, Macedon, Varanus Island, Pluto, North West Shelf and associated projects such as Yara Pilbara Nitrates and Yara Fertilisers. A number of these projects have been operating for decades and have a large number of air quality monitoring reports. If the Honourable Member can refine this request to specific facilities within a specific timeframe, the report(s) can be provided.