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BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesName: Tossapon RitruangnamSID: S13010ProjectPart A: Legislation and sources of information for resources and initiatives1.Identify the environmental regulations which apply in your local government area relevantto your workplace activities and provide details what is covered by these regulations andby-lawsAns.The Australian Government Department of the Environment is responsible for nationalenvironmental issues. The key functions fulfilled currently are:Advising government on policies for protecting the environment and water resourcesAdministering heritage and environmental lawsManaging the Australian Government’s environment and heritage programsImplementing effective responses to climate changeRepresenting the Australian Government in international agreements concerning theenvironmentThe primary piece of federal legislation concerning the environment is the EnvironmentProtection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This Act provides a framework forprotecting and managing matters of environmental national significance, which includeslocations, fauna, flora and ecological communities.The Minister also administers a wide range of other related legislation, such as the AntarcticActs, Water Efficiency Labeling and Standards Act 2005 and the Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkActs.States and territories have a responsibility for the environment, for example the first threekilometers from the coast are considered state waters, whilst federal legislation appliesthereafter. Each state has therefore their own legislation and regulations that a company mustabide by. These laws center on land use, air, waste, water, energy, noise and litter. State Governments relyon partnerships with other governing bodies to enforce state environmental legislation. In Victoria the major legislations are:Environment Protection Act 1970Website: Environment Protection AuthorityWebsite: Local governments also have regulations are by-laws relating to environmental impact that canaffect businesses. For example, building codes often require environmental impact statementsand assessments to be conducted before approval can be given. If the conditions are not met,then the proposed building, extension or refurbishment cannot go ahead.

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