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Department of Environment and Conservation internship report 2012

Ho, Benjamin (2012) Department of Environment and Conservation internship report 2012. Internship Report, Murdoch University.

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    Abstract

    The Department of Environment and Conservation is a government department of Western Australia. It was established in 2006, and it combined the Department of Environment and the Department of Conservation and Land Management. The DEC is responsible for ensuring that the environment in the state of Western Australia is protected and conserved. There are many departments within the DEC. One of the major departments within the DEC is the Licensing and Regulation department. This department deals with the licensing and regulation of commercial premises and their operations on site. No emission can be discharged into the environment without an emission licence from the DEC. To acquire the appropriate licence, the proponent has to justify and prove to DEC that the emission to the environment will not have a significant impact on the surrounding environment and the welfare of the public. Currently the application process is slow and inconsistent. This has prompted a department wide reform project to look into the methodology of the application process to see whether it can be improved to make the application process more efficient and productive. This document is a result of the reform project and is the first stepping stone for a total reform of the applications for emissions to water, air and land.

    Publication Type: Internship Report (Bachelor of Engineering)
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10201
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