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Summary Report of the OCP Public Consultation Panel on Major Outcomes from
OCP Public Consultations 7 July to 5 August 1997 Page 76

Community Comments OCP Consultation Panel Responses
8.14 Disposal to landfill of non-scheduled OCP
waste from destruction facilities is authorised but
the idea is not to put OCPs into landfill. [Craig
Darlington]

The aim, as stated in this section (now 8.10), is
only to allow exempt OCP solid waste from
destruction facilities to be landfilled. However,
there may be circumstances, such as with a
waste that is difficult to treat, where an exempt
OCP solid residue cannot be achieved. In such
circumstances, the Panel sees it as preferable to
allow non-scheduled OCP waste to be landfilled
in accordance with Appendix B rather than leave
the waste untreated. Note that any approval to
do this must follow a community involvement
process.

8.14 There are four well-managed landfills and
six reasonably well-managed landfills in
Tasmania. We will be seeking to improve at
least one of those to ensure that non-scheduled
waste can be disposed of to landfill. [Pat
Deprez]

Noted.

8.15 There are no mobile facilities licensed in
Australia – why include them in the plan if they
are not available? [Craig Darlington]

There may be a proponent who wishes to use a
mobile facility and obtains a licence for one.
Note that the Brisbane BCD facility was once
transported to North West Cape to treat waste.

Section 9: Disposal of OCP waste to landfill
Community Comments OCP Consultation Panel Responses
9 A chemicals on farms guidance note is being
developed which includes using lime pits on
farms for the disposal of particular chemicals
(Worksafe paper). [Colin Daly]

Such treatment is not appropriate for OCPs. On-
farm disposal is unacceptable. It does not
conform with the guidance note at Appendix B
to the OCP Plan.

9 What should we be doing in the short term –
should we still be accepting OCPs to landfill?
[Mark Hodges]

No.
In NSW, under the Chemical Control Order,
nothing with OCPs at a concentration above
50 mg/kg is permitted to go to landfill.

9 If waste is suitable for landfill disposal, is it
then suitable for incineration (2-50 mg/kg)?
[Frank Ondrus]

In the PCB Management Plan, a guidance note
was provided on the disposal (including
incineration) of non-scheduled liquid PCB waste.
A similar guidance note has not been provided
for non-scheduled liquid OCP waste as the
volumes are believed to be very small.
Scheduled OCP waste should not be incinerated.

9.1 Is immobilisation an option for OCPs to
allow disposal to landfill? [Scott Blacklow]

No, it is not – the intention is to destroy OCPs.

9.1 Is 50 mg/kg a known standard and what is it
based on? [John Brennan]

This level has been negotiated through the
scheduled wastes process and has been agreed
upon by the jurisdictions and stakeholder
representatives.

9.3 There are no ‘controlled’ landfills in SA.
[Max Harvey]

Noted.

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