Do you have any evidence to suggest water discharges from the project should be exempt from Clause 22 of the State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP) Waters which forbids the EPA from approving new water discharges in areas of high conservation value?
The State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) does apply to our proposed facility. The EPA will be required to consider this provision, together with other relevant provisions (for example) under other state environment protection policies at the time it makes a determination on AGL’s works approval application under the Environment Protection Act.
thanks for your reply. I agree, the EPA is the statutory decision maker. But I am interested in understanding AGL's position.
Does AGL think that an LNG terminal with an open loop system (which would release chlorinated cold sea water) would be compatible with the prohibition established in the clause 22 of the SEPP (Waters)? If yes. How so?