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Penalty Notice issued to ELGAS Limited (SSD-8448 as modified, Newcastle City LGA)

On 9 March 2021, the Department issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to ELGAS Limited (ELGAS) for failure to have an Operational Environmental Management Plan (OEMP) approved by the Department prior to commencing operations at the ELGAS Kooragang Island development.  OEMP's ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are identified and implemented during operation.  The Department has subsequently approved the OEMP and will continue to monitor compliance with conditions of consent.