RTI Disclosure Log

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Active ​​Disclosure

Active Disclosure is where the disclosure of information is voluntary, in response to a request from a person and is not assessed under the Right to Information Act.

​Disclosure Date
​Ca​​tegory of​ Applicant
​Summary of Information
​Information Released
9​/5/23
​​Organisation

​The EPA has received requests for information about environmental monitoring and assessment documentation related to agricultural land associated with the beneficial use of organic waste in the Plenty area.​

​​Environmental Assessment Report - Aerobic Windrow Composting Facility - Microbial Activity Pty Ltd - Brightsides Plenty Valley Road (PDF 2Mb)

DPEMP - Recycling waste materials to benefit the environment forestry and agriculture in Tasmania - Microbial Activity Pty Ltd (PDF 37Mb)

Norske Skog Boyer - Annual Environment Review 2017 (PDF 2Mb)

Norske Skog Boyer - Annual Environment Review 2018 (PDF 2Mb)

Norske Skog Boyer - Annual Environment Review 2019 (PDF 2Mb)

Norske Skog Boyer - Annual Environment Review 2020 (PDF 2Mb)

Norske Skog Boyer - Annual Environment Review 2021 (PDF 2Mb)​

​28/3/23
​Journalist

​Following a media request in relation to the Interlaken waste facility and in accordance with the requirements of the RTI Act, this document has been actively disclosed.​

Pure Living Soil - EA 11445-1 (PDF 996Kb)​


​28/2/23



​​Following the publication of RTI 008 (below) there has been public commentary about the potential risk to recreational fishers consuming wild fish caught in the vicinity of salmon pens when antibiotics have been used. The material released in RTI 008 references a risk assessment undertaken by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.  ​
​I​n the interests of informing the public about the document, the EPA is actively releasing it via this RTI active disclosure.​​

FSANZ Risk Assessment - Oxytetracycline in Tasmanian Salmon and Wild Fish (PDF 1Mb)​



​15/06/22
​Member of the public

​Review of sediment sampling program - Tasmanian boat maintenance and repair facilities dated October 2017, prepared for Environment Division DTAE​

Report - Review of Sediment Sampling Program - Tasmanian Boat Maintenance and Repair Facilities - DTAE - October 2007 (PDF 611Kb)​

​24/02/22














23/03/22

Journalist

​The EPA has received requests for information about environmental approval documentation for the Tungsten Mine on King Island and the Development Proposal and​​​ Environmental Management Plan (including appendices) dated January 2006 is now actively disclosed.​

King Island Scheelite Mine Redevelopment - DPEMP (PDF 159Mb)​

King Island Scheelite Mine Redevelopment - Appendices A to K (PDF 22Mb)

King Island Scheelite​ Mine Redevelopment - Appendices L to T (PDF 25Mb)

King Island Scheelite Ltd - DPEMP Supplement (PDF 20Mb)​

​9/02/22

​Members of the public​

​The EPA has received requests for information about 40 Vermeer Avenue, Newnham and the amended report dated 31 January 2022 is now actively disclosed.​​​

​​​Letter - Clarifications to Voluntary Audit Report No 40 Vermeer Avenue Newnham (PDF 338Kb)​

Amended Voluntary Auditor's Report 40 Vermeer Avenue, Newnham (PDF 637Kb)​

Attachments - Amended Voluntary Auditor's Report 40 Vermeer Avenue, Newnham (PDF 30Mb)

​Assessed Disclosure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Certain information released in response to Right to Information requests​ will be published online at the same time or at the latest within 48 hours of being released to the applicant.

​This approach makes information released to an applicant available to a wider audience and increases transparency and accountability.

Applicants should note that:

If they seek and are granted a waiver of the application fee on the basis of general public interest, and it is determined that the information is in the broader public interest, publication of the released information is likely.

No personal information will be published and so the applicant's identity will not be published. The category of the applicant will be published, i.e. Member of Parliament, media representative, a private individual.

A summary of the application will be published. This gives context to the nature of the released information.

Information of a commercial or confidential nature will not be published.​​

2023-24

​RTI Reference Number​
Disclosure
D​ate
​Summary of information applied for under the RTI Act
​Category of Applicant
​Information Released
​RTI 021

​7 February 2024

​Correspondence between the EPA and the federal environment department regarding the Robbins Island Wind Farm​

​Journalist​​

​​EPA RTI 021 - Robbins Island Wind Farm (PDF 9Mb)​



​RTI 011
​18/12/23

​Salmon company matters

Part A – Contraventions of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994

Part B – Management responses required in relation to significant visual impacts detected pertaining to benthic monitoring in Macquarie Harbour

Part C – 'Fit and proper person' considerations

​Organisation

EPA RTI 011 - Part A1 - Tassal (PDF 4Mb)​

​​EPA RTI 011 - Part A2 - Huon (PDF 2Mb)​

EPA RTI 011 - Part A3 - Petuna (PDF 3Mb)

EPA RTI 011 - Part A4 - Aquatas (PDF 1Mb)

EPA RTI 011 - Part A5 - Southern Ocean Trout (PDF 680Kb)

EPA RTI 011 - Part B (PDF 4Mb)

EPA RTI 011 - Part C (PDF 7Mb)


​RTI 016

​11/12/23

​Water sampling results - Barnards Creek

​Member of the Public

EPA RTI 016 - Water sampling results - Barnards Creek (XLSX 4Mb)​

​RTI 010

​20/9/23

​Cattle Hill Wind Farm Noise

​Member of the Public

EPA RTI 010 - Cattle Hill Wind Farm Noise (PDF 4Mb)​​

​RTI 001​

4/8/23

​All complaints made about Tasmanian salmon producers Tassal, Huon Aquaculture and Petuna from 1/1/2022 to 3/7/2023​

Media Representative

RTI 001 - Complaints made about Tasmanian salmon producers - 1 January 2022 to 3 July 2023 (PDF 768Kb)


​2022-23​​​​

​RTI Reference Number​
Disclosure
D​ate
​Summary of information applied for under the RTI Act
​Category of Applicant
​Information Released

​RTI 021

​19/9/23

​Correspondence regarding the impacts on threatened species of the St Patricks Plains Wind Farm

​Member of the Public

EPA RTI 021 - Correspondence regarding the impacts on threatened species of the St Patricks Plains Wind Farm (PDF 9Mb)​

​RTI 023
​10/2/23

Note: published on Disclosure Log on 9/8/23

​Weed and Disease Management Plan for Upper Derwent Valley Hard Rock Quarry, Roberts Rd, Maydena

Permit Part B, Permit conditions – Environmental No 9592, as stated in condition OP2(1) of Permit conditions​

​Member of the Public

EPA RTI 023 - Weed and Disease Management Plan - Upper Derwent Valley Hard-Rock Quarry, Maydena - October 2018 (PDF 6Mb)​


​RTI 016
​​8/6/23

Note: published on Disclosure Log on 9/8/23​

​Meetings and correspondence between the salmon companies and the EPA on regulatory matters.

​​Member of Parliament

​​EPA RTI 016 - Meetings and Correspondence between salmon companies and EPA on Regulatory matters - Part 1 (PDF 5Mb)

EPA RTI 016 - Meetings and Correspondence between salmon companies and EPA on Regulatory matters - Part 2 (PDF 48Kb)

EPA RTI 016 - Meetings and Correspondence between salmon companies and EPA on Regulatory matters - Part 3 (PDF 3Mb)​

​​​RTI 004

​​31/8/22

Note: published on Disclosure Log on 9/8/23

​Current Turbine Shutdown Management Plan (see Environment Protection Notice No. 10105/1 issued to Wild Cattle Hill Pty Ltd on 13 March 2019 (FF 16)).

​Member of the Public

EPA RTI 004 - Cattle Hill Turbine Shutdown Management Plan (PDF 3Mb)​



​RTI 081​

​1/8/22

Note: published on Disclosure Log on 9/8/23

​Documents related to the collision on 28 January 2022 involving ‘Goliath’ and two berthed tugs​.

​Member of the Public

RTI 081 - Documents relating to 28 January 2022 collision of the Goliath with TasPorts tugs (PDF 2Mb)


​RTI 012
​3/3/23

Note: published on Disclosure Log on 28/4/23

​Peppermint Hill Waste Facility annual reports submitted to the EPA and the GHD report "Peppermint Hill Environment Management Plan July 2003”.​

​Member of the Public

​Part 1 consisting of annual reports totalling 1,200 pages cannot be published on the Disclosure Log due to its size. If you require this information please email rti@epa.tas.gov.au 

RTI 012 - Part 2 - Peppermint Hill Environment Management Plan (PDF 16Mb)

​RTI 005
​16/12/22​

​The effluent system review and management plans (ESRMPs) submitted to EPA by Van Dairy.  The ESRMPs relating to ‘Milky Plains’ and ‘Newlands’ and documentation ​from
2021 to 30 August 2022​.

​Member of Parliament

RTI 005 - Milky Plains ESRMP (PDF 3Mb)​

RTI 005 - Newlands ESRMP (PDF 6Mb)

RTI 005 - Van Dairy effluent management (PDF 18Mb)​

RTI 008

​18/11/22







29/11/22

​Reporting and records on specific salmon leases MF281 for Huon Aquaculture and MF94 for Tassal from 30 September 2021 to 30 June 2022​

​Media Representative

​​RTI 008 - salmon leases MF281 for Huon Aquaculture and MF94 for Tassal (PDF 23Mb)​



RTI 008 - Tassal Item 1 (PDF 4Mb)​

RTI 008 - Tassal Item 2 (PDF 3Mb)

RTI 008 - Tassal Item 3 (PDF 13Mb)​

​RTI 007
​27/10/22
​Information relating to 40 Vermeer Avenue:​
  • Letter report titled 'Addendum Plume Stability Assessment, Rocherlea, Tasmania', dated 31 August 2022 and prepared by JBS&G Australia Pty Ltd
  • Letter titled 'Review of Addendum Plume Stability Assessment, Environmental Assessment Works Required Under Investigation Notice No. 10534/1', dated 2 September 2022 and prepared by Australian Environmental Auditors.

​​Member of the Public

RTI 007 - Information relating to 40 Vermeer Avenue (PDF 59Mb)​


​RTI 003
​27/9/22

​All information, documents and correspondence, excluding peer reviews, relating to the IMAS reef condition study of Long Bay.

​Media representative

RTI 003 - Correspondence re IMAS Long Bay Study (PDF 22Mb)​

​RTI 002

​18/8/22

​Copper Mines of Tasmania - Annual Environmental Reviews from April 2011 to March 2021​.

​Member o​f the Public

​​RTI 002 - Copper Mines of Tasmania Annual Environmental Reviews (PDF 173Mb)

2021-22 ​

​​​​RTI Reference Number​
Disclosure Date
​Summary of information applied for under the RTI Act
​Category of Applicant
​Information Released
​RTI 085

​26/8/22

​Note: published on Disclosure Log on 28/4/23

​Jenkins Compost Facility land, air, and water testing information from 2009 to June 2022.

​Member of the Public

RTI 085 - Jenkins Compost Facility (PDF 11Mb)


​​​RTI 074
​10/8/22

​Salmon mortality figures; causes* and disposal by lease and the geographic area reported to the EPA by the three main Tasmanian aquaculture companies (Petuna; Tassal and Huon Aquaculture**) from May 2020 to May 2022.

*Part of the request was transferred for a decision to NRE Tasmania regarding salmon mortality causes. However, the published information on the probable cause of mortalities disclosed by the EPA is a requirement under Environmental Licence conditions. 

** The internal review conducted by an independent RTI Officer has determined that additional material should be redacted as it constitutes material that may impact on the affairs of a company by exposing it to competitive disadvantage (s37 of the RTI Act).​

​Organisation

RTI 074 - Salmon Mortalities, Huon Aquaculture - Part 1 (XLSX 25Kb)​

RTI 074 - Salmon Mortalities, Huon Aquaculture - Part 2  (XLSX 26Kb)

RTI 074 - Salmon Mortalities, Petuna - Part 1 (XLSX 25Kb)

RTI 074 - Salmon Mortalities, Petuna - Part 2 (XLSX 26Kb)

RTI 074 - Salmon Mortalities, Tassal - Part 1 (XLSX 31Kb)

RTI 074 - Salmon Mortalities, Tassal - Part 2 (XLSX 26Kb)​

RTI 0​​74 - Salmon Mortalities (PDF 61Kb)

​RTI 0​​83​​

28/7​​/22




29/9/​​22




14/3/23

​​Cawthron Institute review of the EPA salmonid regulatory requirements report.


October 2019 email correspondence actively disclosed on Internal Review, which upheld the original decision's disclosure.

Cawthron Institute review of the EPA salmonid regulatory requirements report - further disclosed information.

​Organis​​​ation​

RTI 083 - Cawthron review of EPA salmonid report (PDF 32Mb)


RTI 083 - October 2019 email correspondence actively disclosed on Internal Review (PDF 929Kb)


RTI 083 - Cawthron review of EPA Salmonid report - Further disclosed information (PDF 16Mb)​

​RTI 058


​27/5/22

​​Correspondence relating to change in noise limits for wind energy developments.​

​Member of the public

​​​RTI 058 - Noise limits for wind energy developments (PDF 9Mb)​

​RTI 038
​28/02/22

​Correspondence relating to the Robbi​ns Island Wind Farm proposal.

On 22 April 2022 the attached document replaced the original document following additional information being released through the internal review process​.

​Member of Parliament

RTI 038 - Robbins Island Wind Farm (PDF 89Mb)​


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