Environmental Monitoring Programs
Do you have an EPA licensed site?
If you are discharging certain amounts of waste to the environment, you need authority from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This authority usually comes in the form of a licence and covers emissions to air, land and water and noise.
Do your licence conditions require you to establish and maintain an environmental monitoring program, and provide reports to the EPA?
The Environment Protection Act empowers the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to impose conditions in an environmental authorisation. These can require the licensee to test or monitor the environmental effects of an activity and to make specified reports to the EPA on the results of such monitoring.
Do you need to obtain independent verification of your monitoring program?
The EPA may require independent verification of the environmental monitoring you carry out, to ensure that the results of such monitoring can be used confidently as a measure of environmental impacts and improvement in discharge quality.
EQAS can help you
If you need to establish a monitoring program and provide an independent verification report to the EPA, then EQAS can help you. EQAS is a specialist risk management system consultancy providing workplace inspection, audit, training, and management system expertise in the areas of environmental management.
EQAS will not only develop your monitoring program, but conduct an independent professional audit of your program processes and records, and provide a documented report to indicate whether the results you report to the EPA are accurate and whether appropriate controls and procedures have been followed.