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Classification and Management of Contaminated Soil

​Classification and management of contaminated soil (Information Bulletin 105)

The EPA has produced a decision​ tree and Information Bull​etin 105 (outlining the classification and management of contaminated soil) to assist in determining if a waste is a 'controlled waste'. 

  Controlled Waste Identification Decision Tree   (214Kb)

  Information Bulletin 105 - Classification of Contaminated Soils (IB105) V3_2018   (309Kb)​​

Information Bulletin 105 defines the criteria used by the EPA for the classification of contaminated soil that requires treatment and/or off-site disposal, and outlines the management of each classification in accordance with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Waste Management) Regulations 2010. It is designed for waste producers, consultants, local government, waste transporters and landfill operators who are responsible for determining whether a potentially contaminated soil is suitable to be disposed of at a landfill; and to assist them in assessing alternative options for contaminated soils management and how to make an application for disposal to the EPA.

In 2012 an Advisory Note to IB105 was published to assist in the classification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and further amendments have been made to IB105 to include per and poly - fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Written advice should be sought from EPA Tasmania if any doubt exists.

  Advisory Note for classification of PAHs   (58Kb)​

Waste Management Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au