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Environmental Monitoring Data

The following provides a summary of environmental monitoring data undertaken as required by Environment Protection Licences and Approvals. The purpose of this data is to provide the community with meaningful information on the performance of environmental controls.

Environment Protection Licence Monitoring Data

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Development and Environment Approvals

The following document(s) relate to the mine's operating and licence conditions.

There are currently no documents, however a summary is provided below.

Springvale Development Consent summary:

Original Development Consent DA11/92 was granted in 1992

  • The consent was granted for the construction and operation of an underground mine
  • Construction and operation of an overland conveyor and washery
  • Reject emplacement area

In 1993 a modification of the Development Consent was approved

  • Relocation of mine ventilation shafts and access works
  • New washery arrangements and alteration of the conveyor route

In 2003 a modification of the Development Consent was approved

  • Construction of a ventilation shaft with associated utilities

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Environment Management Plans

Approvals obtained to facilitate mining generally require management plans in consideration of various identified environmental impacts. These plans vary from operation to operation to reflect the operating conditions.

Environment Management Plans

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Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan has been developed to satisfy the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) which requires the preparation, implementation and publication of a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.
The objectives of these plans are to provide guidelines and procedures for the effective control and reporting of pollution incidents to all relevant stakeholders.
Whilst personal contact details for the following document are available in the controlled on-site Pollution Incident Response Management Plan, they do not appear in this public document under provision of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

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Subsidence Management Plans

Subsidence Management Plans (SMPs) are prepared by mining lease holders to consider the potential impacts of underground mining and identify measures to manage such impacts. SMPs may contain requirements for the avoidance of damage to particularly significant features, the mitigation of damage, or rehabilitation of subsidence related impacts.

Subsidence Management Plan Report

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Subsidence Management Plans

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Environmental Assessments

Environmental Assessments (EAs) are an assessment of the environmental, social and economic benefits and impacts of a proposed project or modification to an existing project. EAs are regulated by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

Environmental Assessments

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Environmental Management Reports

An Environmental Management Report is an annual report that consolidates all government reporting requirements relating to the environmental management and rehabilitation of the mine. It contains details on approvals, leases and licences, environmental control strategies, the previous 12 months’ mining and environmental performance and the expected outcome for the following 12 months.

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Independent Environment Audit

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