Environmentally Relevant Activity (Logan) - Queensland

Description

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 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.

ERAs:

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:

  1. the activity includes a non-devolved environmentally relevant activity at the same place;
  2. the activity is carried out by a local government or the State; or
  3. 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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements


An application for an environmental authority can not be made if a development permit is necessary and a development application for the permit has not been made under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

An environmental authority can only be issued to a registered suitable operator.

Contact the Water Business seciton of Logan City Council to ascertain whether a pemit to discharge trade waste to sewer is required.

Duration

An environmental authority is renewed annually.

Fees

All fees are listed on the application form.

Additional Information

Pre-lodgement meetings: Council provides a pre-lodgement meeting service.

To establish the viability of purchasing a business, it is strongly recommended that the potential purchaser apply for a Non Residential Property Information. This search may provide the potential purchaser with either a database report or inspection of the business for legal compliance pursuant to the relevant legislation.

Administering agency

Logan City Council

Contact details

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

Operating address: 150 Wembley Road
Logan Central, Queensland 4114
Mailing address: PO Box 3226
Logan City DC, Queensland 4114
Phone: 07 3412 3412
Fax: 07 3412 3444
Email: council@logan.qld.gov.au
Website: Logan City Council (Opens in new window)