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Assessments and approvals

Under Australia's Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBA), actions that are likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance are subject to a referral, assessment, and approval process. The Act currently identifies seven matters of national environmental significance: World Heritage properties; National Heritage places (from 1 January 2004); Ramsar wetlands of international significance; listed threatened species and ecological communities; listed migratory species;Commonwealth marine area; and nuclear actions (including uranium mining). This site provides links to assessments in these areas, EPBC Act Fact Sheets, legal requirements and public notifications.

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English
Year:
2004
Date published:
10-02-2016
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