08 March, 2013

ERA Thresholds Deleted

I note a the Qld State Government is making a wholesale move towards “A light-handed regulatory model”.  I shall be analyzing and unpacking the implications of this in future editions of this blog.

ERA Thresholds Deleted

The Queensland Government has approved amendments to the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008, including the deletion of 20 environmentally relevant activity thresholds. This will reduce the environmental regulatory burden for 9400 small to medium-sized businesses throughout Queensland. It is estimated that industry will save $6.18 million in annual fees.

The amendments to the Environmental Protection Regulation will take effect on 31 March 2013 to align with the changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 resulting from the Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and other Legislation Amendment Act 2012.

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