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List of EPBC Act Exemption notices

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The following details are public notifications required under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999  . There is general information on exemptions under the Act on the EPBC Act information pages.

Title of referral Decision Date of notices Documents
The establishment and operation of a captive management program for the Christmas Island Flying-fox (Pteropus melanotus natalis) Exempt under Section 158 and Section 303A of the EPBC Act 26 June 2014
Exemption for maritime environmental emergencies in accordance with the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies Exempt under Section 158 and Section 303A of the EPBC Act 6 March 2014
Revocation of Prior Exemption for persons acting in accordance with the National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and Other Noxious and Hazardous Substances Revoke exemption under Section 158 of the EPBC Act 6 March 2014
The setting of up to seventy two (72) baited drum lines each with a single approximately size 25/0 hook, in Western Australian state waters, and management of those lines Exempt under Section 158 of the EPBC Act 10 January 2014
Remediation of Flood Damage to the Warrego Highway near Marburg Range in Queensland Exempt under Section 158 of the EPBC Act 17 April 2011
The drilling of a relief well (and all associated activities) in production licence AC/L7 or AC/L8 to stop the current uncontrolled flow of oil, gas and condensate from the Montara H1 well Action is exempt from Part 3 and Chapter 4 6 September 2009
Captive breeding program for the Christmas Island pipistrelle (Pipistrellus murrayi) Actions are exempt - Yes 7 July 2009
Captive breeding program for the Christmas Island Blue-Tailed Skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae) and the Christmas Island Forest Skink (Emoia nativitatis) Actions are exempt from Chapter 3 and Part 4 - yes 7 July 2009
All actions taken in response to the current severe bushfires in Victoria, including but not limited to clearance of vegetation, building of fire breaks and back burning Actions are exempt - Yes 11 February 2009
Release of water from Lake Crescent Tasmania for essential human needs and stock Actions are exempt - Yes 7 November 2007
The consolidation, during 2004, of science and technology activities Actions are exempt - Yes 10 August 2004
Commonwealth/Urban and commercial new development/Christmas Island/Immigration Reception and Processing Centre and associated infrastructure Actions are exempt - Yes 3 April 2002
South Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Resources/Agriculture/South Australia/Spring-Summer 2000-2001 Australian plague locust control program Actions are exempt - Yes 21 October 2000
Australian Maritime Safety Authority/Oil Spill Management/Australia/National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and Other Noxious and Hazardous Substances Actions are exempt - Yes 28 August 2000
To develop an immigration reception and processing centre and associated infrastructure Actions are exempt - Yes 3 April 2002

Exemption notices - Cetacean permits

The following details are public notifications relating to exemptions from a requirement to obtain a cetacean permit under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 .

Activity Date of Notice Documents
Return (export) of a whale bone artefact known as a 'scar plaque' (smoothing board) for exhibition purposes 12 June 2006
Import and export of historic artefacts made from whale bone for exhibition purposes 30 March 2006
Import from the United States of America an historic scrimshaw panbone (for the purposes of exhibition) 27 August 2004
The re-export to Fiji of 16 items of traditional cultural Tabua (sperm whale teeth and other whale parts) 2 August 2004
To import a tomahawk with a whalebone handle 24 November 2003