Environmental assessment under the EPBC Act
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2006
About the report
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has submitted documents to the Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) for assessment under Parts 13 and 13A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). These documents were prepared under the NSW legislated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for fisheries. The EIA process for the Abalone Fishery was undertaken in conjunction with the EPBC Act assessment. The Abalone Fishery: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (Abalone Fishery EIS), containing the draft Fishery Management Strategy (FMS), was received by DEH in September 2005. The EIS was placed on public exhibition by NSW DPI between 12 September and 24 October 2005. Nine public submissions were received. DEH also provided comments to NSW DPI on the submission.