Significant impact guidelines for the critically endangered golden sun moth (Synemon plana)

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2009

Nationally threatened species and ecological communities
EPBC Act Policy Statement 3.12

About this policy statement

The golden sun moth (Synemon plana) is listed as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). This policy statement is intended to provide a guide for stakeholders in determining whether a proposed action is likely to have a significant impact on the golden sun moth in grassland and open grassy woodland habitats from far western Victoria to south-eastern New South Wales, including the Australian Capital Territory.

This policy statement should be read in conjunction with Significant impact guidelines 1.1 - matters of national environmental significance. There may be other EPBC Act policy statements available which provide further guidance.

These documents were produced through consultation with a range of stakeholders including species experts, state agencies and environmental consultants. They have been available for public comment and where appropriate changes have been made. These documents will be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available.

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