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Intec Envirometals Zeehan Slag Recovery

EPA assessment complete

The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Environmental Effects Report
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
For Further Information

The Proposal

Intec Envirometals proposed to excavate and transport approximately 30,000 tonnes of smelter slag from the former Tasmanian Smelters site beside Henty Road, Zeehan and 8,000 tonnes of electric arc furnace dust (EAFD) from the Hellyer mine site, to a building at 115 Minna Road, Heybridge. The materials will then be blended and transported to Burnie for shipment overseas.

The proponent lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report (EER) to the West Coast Council.

The application was referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

The EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.

Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

A copy of the permit application, and of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made available for public inspection. The public comment period has now closed.

Environmental Effects Report

  Intec Zeehan Residues EER   (5Mb)

Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report was prepared and can be viewed below. This report contains an environmental assessment and recommendations to the Board in relation to the proposal.

The permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by West Coast Council are contained in Appendix 1 of the environmental assessment report.

  Intec Zeehan Slag EAR   (2Mb)


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The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.