Environmental authority for pig keeping - Queensland

Service summary

You are required to obtain this Environmental Authority to operate the environmentally relevant activity of  pig keeping at 400 or more standard pig units.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Pig keeping

Pig keeping consists of keeping 400 or more standard pig units of pigs.

The activity does not include keeping pigs for no longer than is reasonably necessary for sale, slaughter or transport.

Eligibility requirements


The Environmental Protection Act requires an entity (e.g an operator) to be registered as a suitable operator to carry out an environmentally relevant activity such as pig keeping. The application for registration as a suitable operator must be made to the Department of Environment and Heritage.  More information on how to apply can be provided by contacting the office at the end of this summary sheet.

Transferability

The environmental authority can be transferred.

An application to transfer an environmental authority may be made by the holder of that authority. The application must be signed by the existing holder and the proposed holder(s) of the environmental authority. More information on how to apply can be provided by contacting the office below.

The Environmental Protection Act requires that the proposed holder is a registered suitable operator. Department of Environment and Heritage will check the applicants suitability..

Duration

An environmental authority remains in force unless it is surrendered or cancelled.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Licence$4,450.60

Annual fee 3501 to 8000 standard pig units

Licence$3,534.30

Annual fee 400 to 3500 standard pig units

Licence$5,628.70

Annual fee 8001 or more standard pig units

Application$630.00

Environmental authority-new activity - $630 + 30% of annual fee (variation or site-specific application)

Application

Submit an application to the departments Intensive Livestock Environmental Regulation Unit at the address given in the contact list at the end of this summary sheet..

The department may request from you further information that may be required to enable a decision be made on the environmental authority.


Additional information

The Business Queensland website includes a Forms and fees finder: environmental authorities, which can be used to determine which environmental authority is applicable, the administering authority, the forms and fees applicable and whether or not a development approval is also required.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services
Animal Industries

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (Queensland)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services
Animal Industries


Operating address:
Intensive Livestock Environment Regulation
203 Tor Street
TOOWOOMBA
Queensland 4350
Mailing address:
PO Box 102
Toowoomba
Queensland 4350

Phone:

07 4688 1374

Fax:

07 4688 1192
LivestockRegulator@daf.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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