The licence conditions of Vales Point Power Station and the community’s access to information is open for public comment until November 27.
Residents can download the power station’s licence on the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website.
The EPA reviews power station operations every five years.
“We require power station operators to meet legally enforceable conditions relating to air, water, noise, land contamination, waste and other operational matters designed to protect the community and the environment,” the EPA said.
“The EPA has recently progressed a number of strategic initiatives across the operational power stations, to address air emissions and increase transparency around the generation and re-use of coal ash.
“The EPA is inviting public feedback as part of our review to ensure we reduce risks to human health and the environment from coal fired power stations,” the EPA said.
Local community action group Future Sooner has some submission ideas for residents to consider.
# Stricter limits on emissions to bring Australia up to best practices as per Europe and Japan.
# Regular independent audits of power station operations and the studies and reports required by the licence conditions to be publicly available.
# Air quality monitoring increased around power stations and included at local school playgrounds.
See more about the group on the Future Sooner facebook page page.
And note that the CEO of the EPA is earmarked to address a Future Sooner meeting on December 1 at Chain Valley Bay community hall.
CEO Tony Chapel, will attend a public meeting on December 1 at Chain Valley Bay Community Hall.
Go here to read more about the review and to submit your thoughts to the EPA:
And see information on the December 1 meeting here: