Draft guideline: Dust emissions

Closed 5 Nov 2021

Opened 3 Aug 2021


The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) is seeking public comment on the draft Guideline: Dust emissions.

This guideline is part of a series of technical documents aimed at providing applicants guidance on the department's requirements for the assessment of emissions under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

The guideline sets out the department's information requirements for the analysis of dust emission impact from activities at prescribed premises. The guideline will apply to all applications for a works approval or licence (including amendments) under Part V of the EP Act  with an identified dust emission component. 

A copy of the draft guideline can be accessed via the link below:

Draft guideline: Dust emissions

Consultation period and providing feedback

The department welcomes all feedback on the draft guideline. All feedback received will be considered in finalising the guideline.

The public consultation period will run for three months from Wednesday 3 August 2021 until Friday 5 November 2021.

All submissions must be received by 5pm (WST) on Friday 5 November 2021.

Feedback can be submitted via the link below. If you have any questions about the consultation process please email betterregulatorypractice@dwer.wa.gov.au 

Information sessions

The department is holding two public information sessions on the draft Guideline: Dust emissions. These will be delivered in person at the department's office in Joondalup and also online via Microsoft Teams. To find out more about these sessions, and to register your attendance please click on the link below.

Session 1: Monday, 13 September 2021, from 2 - 4pm 

Session 2: Thursday 16 September 2021, from 10am - 12pm 

There are limited spots available for both the in-person and online sessions. You must register to secure a place at a session.

Please note Session 1 and 2 cover the same material. Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1.


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