An environmental authority is required for an activity that meets the definition of a prescribed environmentally relevant activity (ERA) set out in Schedule 2 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 (EP Reg).
The Sustainable Planning Act forms "Application details - IDAS form 1"; and "Environmentally Relevant Activities - IDAS form 8" and any other IDAS forms relevant to the development are used for any application for a development approval. IDAS forms are on the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning website.
The Business Queensland website has information about obtaining an environmental authority.
You should contact your council for details of forms to apply for an environmental authority for ERAs devolved to them.
This licence is required to carry out an ERA for which administrative responsibility has been devolved to Councils.
Section 101 of the EP Regulation lists the ERAs and other ERAs carried out within stated thresholds that are re-devolved to local government. You should refer to both Section 101 and Schedule 2 to determine if local government administers an ERA.
6 - Asphalt manufacturing
12 - Plastic product manufacturing
19 - Metal forming
ERAs with thresholds or conditions:
20 - Metal recovery
38 - Surface coating
49 - Boat maintenance or repair (only to the extent it is carried out at a boat maintenance or repair facility)
61 - Waste incineration and thermal treatment
Sections 103 to 108 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 list the circumstances when these ERAs are not devolved to local council.
An activity is not devolved for management by a local government if:
- the activity includes a non-devolved environmentally relevant activity at the same place;
- the activity is carried out by a local government or the State; or
- the activity is a 'mobile and temporary ERA' and is carried out in more than one local government area.
The information sheet Environmentally relevant activities devolved to local government (EM2101) provides information about the ERAs devolved to local government.
For further information please contact council.