COVID-19 information for environmental authority holders
We recognise that regulated industries are facing significant challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this time, all companies and individuals must comply with the directives of the Chief Health Officer.
Regulated industries are reminded that the requirement to be appropriately licensed and comply with obligations regarding general environmental duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 continues.
What the department is doing
The department is continuing to deliver its compliance and assessment services in line with the latest health advice and will continue to implement its risk-based regulatory approach.
We are also working with a number of industry stakeholders, other government agencies and community groups in an effort to understand and resolve emerging COVID-19 issues.
The department continues to include any adverse COVID-19 related impacts being experienced by an operator in its compliance and licensing decision making.
- Biosolids reuse and COVID-19 Information Sheet —provides information about COVID-19 and biosolids (sewage sludge), when used in accordance with the End of Waste Code Biosolids (ENEW07359617)
- Information update for waste and resource recovery industry (as at 25 May 2020)
- Information sheet: Novel Corona Virus Covid-19—Disposal of clinical and related waste advice for waste management operators
For the latest information about the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 response visit www.qld.gov.au