Technical Standard - Soft Sediment Video Survey for Marine Finfish Farms

Public comment invited until: 17/06/2024

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On 3 May 2024 the EPA Director released the first technical standard for public comment. This draft technical standard covers - Soft Sediment Video Survey for Marine Finfish Farms, and is vital for the implementation of Conditions 42-48 ​​​within Part 4 of the Environmental Standards for Tasmanian Marine Finfish Farms 2023, into environmental licences. Constructive feedback on the technical and scientific content of this technical standard is welcomed by the EPA Director.

The recent over​​​view presentation provided by the EPA to the community and industry stakeholders on the Draft ​Technical Standard - Soft Sediment Video Surveys for Marine Finfish Farms, can be found here:

 Technical Standard - Soft Sediment Video Survey - Consultation Presentation​​ (PDF 2Mb)

The consultation package for this technical standard includes:

  1. Illustrated Scoring Guide - Soft Sediment Video Surveys for Marine Finfish Farms (PDF 12Mb)

  2. Soft Sediment Video Survey Scoring Template - Establishment of Reference Conditions (XLSX 180Kb)

  3. Soft Sediment Video Survey Scoring Template - Farm Zone Surveys (XLSX 199Kb)

  4. Soft Sediment Video Survey Scoring Template - Compliance Surveys (XLSX 227Kb)​

​Submissions on the Draft Technical Standard - Soft Sediment Video Survey for Marine Finfish Farms are invited until 17 June 2024​​. Submissions need to be received at Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au​ by close of business on that date. ​

To ensure the consultation process of the technical standards is transparent, the EPA will make public a summary of the consultation process, including all submissions, noting that the EPA will consider requests for confidentiality of submissions supported by reasons​.