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The final Guideline: submitting an application for the use of waste-derived materials was released in July 2015 after a period of consulation, during which feedback was sought and a number of submissions were received. These responses are available below, together with the Consultation summary.

DER response to submissions is at: pdfConsultation summary - Guideline: submitting an application for the use of waste-derived materials (case-by-case determination)139.4 KB.

Submissions

Request for feedback

Feedback was sought on the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) draft Guideline: Submitting an application for the use of waste-derived materials (case-by-case determination).

Questions on issues of particular interest were prepared. The questions are as follows:

Question 1
Are there any parts of the guideline where the requirements are not clear?

Question 2
Are the application requirements sufficient to allow applicants to demonstrate that a WDM does not pose an unacceptable risk to public health and the environment?

Question 3
DER has introduced the concept of ‘comparator’ to streamline risk assessment for WDMs that are being used to replace a raw material in an equivalent use, where the WDM has comparable characteristics to the raw material. Comments are sought on the appropriateness of this approach.

Question 4
This draft guideline outlines the general application process and information requirements for the use of WDMs. Noting that additional requirements for manufactured fill are currently being prepared, for what types of WDMs should additional application guidelines be considered?

Scope of this consultation
The waste management industry and all those who produce, handle and use waste and waste-derived materials.

Geographical scope
Western Australia

Consultation duration
30 April 2015 – 27 May 2015 (4 weeks).

After the consultation
The response to this consultation assisted in finalising the proposed guideline, Submitting an application for the use of waste-derived materials (case-by-case determination).

When this consultation has ended all responses will be reviewed and made available on this website. A document summarising the responses and how they have been considered will also be made available on this website.