AUTHORITY — GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
280. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the Environmental
Protection Authority's revised ''Environmental Factor Guidance—Greenhouse
Gas Emissions'' and the EPA's
revised ''Technical Guidance—Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions''
released on 7 March.
(1) On what date did the board
approve the revisions to the guidance documents?
(2) Were the
revisions to the guidance documents approved at a board meeting or by circular
(3) Will the minister table the
relevant board papers; and, if not, why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the Leader of the Opposition
for some notice of the question.
EPA board resolved that the chairman finalise and approve the guidance
documents at its meeting on 21 February 2019. Amendments were made to the
documents by the chairman in consultation with members of the board and
finalised by the chairman on 7 March 2019.
availability of these minutes is subject to the making of a determination under
regulation 2B(3) of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987. Regulation 2B(2)
provides that, with the exception of exempt matters, minutes of EPA meetings
are to be made available for public inspection after the expiration of six months
from the day on which the minutes were made. These documents will be publicly
available in August 2019.