Pollution Incident Response, Monitoring Data, Uralla Landfill
Uralla Shire Council operates three facilities licenced under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1977 (POEO Act). A licence is referred to as an Environmental Protection Licence, or EPL. These are the Uralla Landfill (EPL 5899), the Uralla Water Treatment Plant (EPL 1629) and the Uralla Sewerage Treatment Plant (EPL 1626).
Under the Protection of Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) Council is required to prepare and implement a pollution incident response management plan for any facility for which it holds an Environmental Protection Licence.
Section 66 of the POEO Act 1977 requires that managers of licenced facilities make pollution monitoring data publically available. This aims to improve the public's access to information and performance of the licence conditions.