Environmental authority - Etheridge Shire Council - Queensland

Description

You will need an environmental authority to undertake an environmentally relevant activity (ERA). ERAs are prescribed or resource activities with the potential to release contaminants into the environment that may cause harm.

  • Prescribed activities include industrial or intensive agricultural activities.
  • Resource activities include mining, petroleum, geothermal or greenhouse gas storage activities.

Who you need to apply to will be determined by your ERA. More information on who your administering authority will be based on your activity is available here.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an environmental authority, you must:

  • be registered as a suitable operator
  • if an ERA standard is applicable, meet the standard conditions and eligibility criteria prescribed to your specific ERA.

You will also need a development approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • changing the type of activity
  • re-establishing an ERA activity that was abandoned
  • changing the scale or intensity of activity
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The council is required to monitor the operational standards of your ERA through routine inspections. The expected frequency of these inspections will depend on the type of ERA and its level of compliance.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $237.50

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Asphalt manufacturing:

  • under 1000t of asphalt per annum - $187.50
  • over 1000t of asphalt per annum - $2400.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Plastic product manufacturing:

  • manufacturing in a year, a total of 50t or more of plastic product, other than a plastic product mentioned below - $2100.00
  • manufacturing in a year, a total of 5t or more of carbon fibre, epoxy coating, foam, foam sandwich, mattings, resin, composite plastics or rigid fibre-reinforced plastics - $4047.50.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $187.50

Metal forming. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Metal recovery:

  • recovering less than 100t of metal in a day - $562.50
  • recovering more than 100t or more of metal in a day, or 10,000t or more of metal product in a year, and carrying out the relevant activity without using a fragmentiser - $1424.50
  • recovering more than 100t or more of metal in a day, or 10,000t or more of metal product in a year, and carrying out the relevant activity using a fragmentiser - $3823.50.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Surface coating:

  • anodising, electroplating, enamelling, galvanising or using (1t to 100t), in a year - $750.00
  • coating, painting or powder coating (1t to 100t), in a year - $187.50.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $1275.00

Boat maintenance or repair. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $187.50

Waste incineration and thermal treatment (incinerating or thermally treating waste vegetation, clean paper or cardboard). Fees for 2023-24

Forms

Transfer

You cannot transfer an existing environmental authority to a new site. However, an environmental authority can be transferred to another person / entity at the same location.

Administering agency

Etheridge Shire Council

Contact details

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