Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme - New South Wales

Description

You will need to be part of the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme in order to discharge salt water into the Hunter River catchment.

The scheme provides a number of salt credits that allow holders to discharge into the river catchment. The number of credits you hold will determine the amount of water you can discharge. You can buy from the regulator or trade salt credits with other scheme participants.

Salt water can only be discharged when the river is in high or flood flow.

You will need to hold the appropriate environmental licence to participate in the scheme.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Eligibility requirements

The requirements for this licence vary depending on the activity proposed to be undertaken. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Act(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations (Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme) Regulation 2002 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Hunter River Region

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Phone: 02 4908 6800
Email: hunter.region@epa.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)