In addition to being made in the approved form, your application must be supported by enough information to enable the agency to decide whether to issue the permit. The supporting information must assess the likely risks to the environment from the removal and treatment or disposal of the contaminated soil. You may attach reports and other relevant documents to the approved form.
Your application must provide at least the following information:
- applicant details (this person would become the permit holder)
- address and lot on plan details of the site from which the soil will be removed
- a copy of the current certificate of title for the land from which the soil will be removed
- total volume (in cubic metres) of soil to be removed (this must be the bulk / loose size after excavation, not the bulk volume)
- disposal period (start and end dates for the removal)
- address and lot on plan details of the site to which the soil will be taken for treatment or disposal
- details of the management and remediation options already applied to the contaminated soil, with a detailed explanation of why removal and treatment or disposal is considered the only remaining option for the proposed volume of soil
- description of the sampling locations, depths, methods, sample preservation, quality assurance, and chain of custody
- scaled plan(s) of the sampling locations and the extent of contaminated soil
- chemical and physical characteristics of the soil for all hazardous contaminants (including any hazardous transformation products), you propose to remove (this should reference the sampling locations and depths, and testing results for individual samples - an averaged result for the site will not be sufficient)
- results of representative soil samples using the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), and Australian Standard Leaching Procedure (ASLP) using unbuffered leach solution
- copies of laboratory results, quality assurance documentation, and sample receipts for all analysed samples, noting how limits of detection / reporting were low enough to screen for all potential risks
- a sampling plan that would validated that all contaminated soil has been removed.
Your supporting data and information must be recent and current. Historical data from several years ago will not be acceptable. You must demonstrate that your sampling, analysing and reporting accurately reflects the current condition of the site.