20110031REFProponentstemplate.doc - Review of environmental factors This format is the standard template for preparing a Review of Environmental

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Review of environmental factors This format is the standard template for preparing a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for activities within lands reserved or acquired under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 . The template addresses the environmental impact assessment requirements for activities subject to Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 . Separate, streamlined templates are available and should be used instead for the following activities: minor activities and uses requiring a lease or licence under s.151 of the NPW Act for further information refer to the sustainability assessment criteria and guidelines at mineral and petroleum exploration in State Conservation Areas – contact DECCW for further information. To complete this template you will need the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) Proponents Guidelines for the Review of Environmental Factors. This and other guidance documents are available at the DECCW website at or by contacting the Environment Line on 13 15 55. Once completed and signed, the template, together with the applicable fee, should be sent to your nearest Parks and Wildlife Regional Office which can be located at: NOTE FOR EXTERNAL PROPONENTS : If the REF is for an activity to be undertaken by an individual, company or organisation, the proponent must ensure: that they have confirmed the legal permissibility of the proposal (section 3.1), and consulted with the relevant Parks & Wildlife Regional Office to obtain in-principle support for the proposal. If the REF is for an activity requiring a lease or licence under s.151 NPW Act, telecommunications facilities, or within the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment it will need to be submitted with additional information (refer Section 9). Page 1 of 32 DECCW 2011/0031 February 2011
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Table of contents 1. Brief description of the proposed activity ................................................. 3 2. Proponents details ....................................................................................... 3 3. Permissibility ................................................................................................. 4 3.1.Legal permissibility 3.2. Consistency with DECCW Policy 3.3.Type of approval sought 4. Consultation .................................................................................................. 6 5. Proposed activity(s) ..................................................................................... 7 5.1.Location of activity 5.2.Description of the proposed activity 5.3.Objectives of the proposal 6. Reasons for the activity and consideration of alternatives ..................... 9 7. Description of the existing environment .................................................. 10 8. Impact assessment ..................................................................................... 14 8.1.Physical and chemical impacts during construction and operation 8.2.Biological impacts during construction and operation 8.3.Community impacts during construction and operation 8.4.Natural resource impacts during construction and operation 8.5.Aboriginal cultural heritage impacts during construction and operation 8.6.Other cultural heritage impacts during construction or operation 8.7.Matters of national environmental significance under EPBC Act 9.
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