Permit application form under the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008
- Application Form for a Permit to Dispose Bulky Items From Small Islands Into the Sea (PDF - 43 KB) | (Word - 81 KB)
About the permit application form
The purpose of this form is to enable the assessment of the need for, and potential environmental impacts of disposing of bulky items from small islands into the sea. On the basis of this assessment the Minister may grant, or refuse to grant a permit for the disposal under Section 19 of the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (the Sea Dumping Act).
The assessment is specific to bulky items primarily comprising iron, steel, concrete and similarly unharmful materials (the waste material) for which the concern is physical impact on the marine environment, and limited to those circumstances where such wastes are generated at locations, such as small islands with isolated communities, having no practicable access to disposal options other than dumping.