An environmental audit is an assessment of the nature and extent of harm (or risk of harm) to the environment posed by an industrial process or activity, waste, substance or noise.
At ADE, our team of Environmental Consultants can perform a detailed environmental site assessment, as part of a required environmental audit, to determine the condition of a site and its suitability for use. The technical knowledge and experience of our environmental audit team ensures we can provide our clients with independent and transparent advice from an unparalleled range of expertise, contributing to the success of the auditing process. Our team have a thorough working knowledge of the below guidelines, policies and legislation:
- Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Contaminated Sites (ANZECC & NHMRC 1992) and updates
- Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (ANZECC & ARMCANZ 2000)
- National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 2013 Managing Land Contamination: Planning Guidelines (DUAP & EPA 1998)
- State Environmental Planning Policy No. 55: Remediation of Land (DUAP 1998)
- Environmental Guidelines: Assessment, Classification and Management of Liquid and Non-liquid Wastes (EPA 1999)
- Chemical Control Orders (CCOs) issued by OEH under the Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985
- All contaminated sites guidelines and policies issued by OEH, including these guidelines
- Any other guidelines made or approved by OEH under the CLM Act
- Relevant guidelines and monographs issued by the enHealth Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC) and the Environment Protection and Heritage Council
These detailed assessments are undertaken in accordance with the process described in the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure, as well as Australian Standards and the applicable state environmental legislative requirements and guidelines.