BSBSUS501: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Explain the appropriate process for developing a policy and procedure.
There are two key stages in the environment assessment process required by the EPBC Act:
· Referral: How do I know if my proposed action requires approval under the EPBC Act?
· Assessment/decision whether to approve: How will the minister consider my action? How is a decision made?
Actions can be assessed using one of the following assessment methods:
· accredited assessment
· assessment on referral information (assessment done solely on the information provided in the referral form)
· assessment on preliminary documentation (referral form and any other relevant material identified by the minister as being necessary to adequately assess a proposed action)
· assessment by environmental impact statement (EIS) or public environment report (PER), and
· Assessment by public inquiry.
Who are the types of people that should be consulted with during policy development?
What strategies can you implement for monitoring and reviewing policies?
A strategic assessment happens early in the planning process and examines the potential impacts of actions which might stem from one or more policy, program or plan.
These may include, but are not limited to:
· local government plans, schemes or policies
· district structure plans
· strategic land use plans
· regional plans and policies
· local environmental plans
· fire, vegetation or pest management policies, plans or programs
· water extraction/use policies
· statement of planning policies
· building design policy/guidelines, and
· infrastructure plans and policies.
Strategic assessments under the EPBC Act mainly involve individuals or agencies such as local councils, state ministers or government departments responsible for implementing the policy, plan or program.