Currently, the EPBC
gives the federal government final approval powers on developments that could endanger Australia's areas of national environmental significance--unique and threatened species, heritage listed sites, aquifers and groundwater that we rely on to survive.
94) Pursuant to the EPBC
Act, the Australian Government implements the TAP as it applies to Commonwealth areas and supports national effort by implementing key national level actions in the TAP, including research and demonstration projects to help landowners and other managers be more effective in their individual efforts.
The Court was satisfied that the application raised serious questions to be tried at least concerning the correct construction of the EPBC
Act in the context of the proposed action.
The focus of the campaign came to be on the following sections of the EPBC
Act triggered by the Traveston Crossing Dam proposal: Sections 12 and 15A--the World Heritage values of [downstream] Fraser Island; Sections 16 and 17B--the ecological character of the [downstream] Great Sandy Strait Ramsar wetland; Sections 18 and 18A--threatened species such as the Australian lungfish, Mary River cod, Mary River turtle and southern barred frog; Sections 20 and 20A- listed migratory species including migratory shorebirds, the green turtle and the dugong.
All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Vista expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as the Mt Todd gold project proceeding with the recommendations in the Assessment Report, permitting risk being reduced, development timelines, timing and potential approval under the EPBC
Act, timing and approval of the MMP, the Project having the flexibility to be scaled down economically and then have production expanded at a later date, the anticipated timeline to develop the Project, development of the Project leading to economic returns that shareholders expect and other such matters are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information.
Currently, the federal government is not required to meet its environmental obligations under the EPBC
Act concerning the construction and running of the detention centre, because the centre has been deemed a 'national priority'.
A comprehensive program to improve farmer awareness of their responsibilities under the EPBC
Act, particularly when these responsibilities change with a newly listed threatened species.
Act neglects to truly account for the impacts of climate change, or the contribution that domestic exports will make to global warming.
The EPA's recommendation follows the determination in April 2011 by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities ("SEWPaC") that the JHEP is "not a controlled action" under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act ("EPBC
Act"), and that further assessment is not required under the EPBC
While the natural values of this area are internationally recognised and protected under the Ramsar Convention through the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (hereafter EPBC
Act), the C&LML's considerable Indigenous cultural and social values are currently only minimally considered in the area's management and planning processes.
Currently the EPBC
Act acts as a national watchdog, vetoing or imposing conditions on developments that threaten matters of national environmental significance.
Act, the Australian Government's central piece of environmental legislation introduced in 2000, is required to be reviewed every 10 years.