Legal Compliance

Legal Compliance – Better Approvals Faster

Under Legal compliance, the following services are expertise of Aquagem Environment: EPA Development and Operational Licenses, Emergency and Commissioning Approvals, Priority Wastes Classification, Permits and Transport Certificate, Environment Improvement Plan (EIP) for re-use of reclaimed water and biosolids application and other countries compliance obligations.

Feasibility Study

Aquagem Environment conducts feasibility studies for the construction, operation, and maintenance of sewerage network and sewerage/septage wastewater treatment plans contain in ecological solid waste management plans. The feasibility studies encompass engineering, financial analysis, environmental and social impact assessments, and capacity building of local government units and water concessionaires.

Statutory Approvals and Licenses

Aquagem Environment can organise all the legal compliance requirements such as Environment Protection Act 2017, Mineral Resources Sustainable Development Act (MRSDA), Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (FFG), Wildlife Act and the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity and Conservation Act (EPBC).

Aquagem Environment consultants includes former EPA environmental impact assessment engineers and scientists who are knowledgeable of the expectations of EPA when applying for EPA developmental and operational licenses. Aquagem Environment assures hazzles-free applications and delivery of fit-for-purpose statutory approvals beyond the traditional and less-innovative approaches. Aquagem have experts in water, waste, air emissions and modelling, water balance and land capability assessment, noise and resource use and energy consumptions to support statutory applications.

Aquagem Environment also conduct and review site soil assessments, construction environment management plans (CEMP) and Site Environment Improvement Plan (SEIP). We can also do extend these services of legal environmental compliance to overseas, mostly environmental impact assessments.

Emergency and Commissioning Approvals 

Aquagem Environment consultants are one of the bests in assessment and justifications for emergency approvals pursuant of the Environment Protection Act. Aquagem Environment will always ensure that the emergency discharge, storage or treatment does not have long term interference to the beneficial use of the environment. It can also assist in applications for commissioning approvals subsequent to Works Approvals and Licences.

Priority Waste Classifications, Permits and Transport Certificates

Aquagem Environment consultants have assessed and justified hundreds of PIW reclassification applications pursuant to Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009. Its capability includes Site Soil Assessment and contaminated environment strategies.

Aquagem also facilitates applications for vehicle permits, transport certificates, Secondary Beneficial Re-use and provide advise on strategy for landfills and waste management facilities.

Aquagem Environment can also assist in Financial Assurance quantum calculations.

Environment Improvement Plan (EIP) for re-use of reclaimed water and biosolids applications

Environment Improvement Plans (EIP) for Sewage and Industrial Wastewater re-use and use of biosolids are required to comply with exemptions of securing Works Approval and Licenses pursuant to Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007.

Aquagem Environment consultants prepare EIP with simpler template than the voluminous EIP for ease of assessment and determination of compliance by applicants and the EPA.

Aquagem Environment’s strategy in EIP is towards helping wastewater and biosolids generators to be self-regulated through a Regional EIP.