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Penalty Notice issued to HV Operations Pty Ltd (MP06_0261 as modified, Singleton Shire LGA)

On 3 November 2020, the Department issued a $15,000 Penalty Notice to HV Operations Pty Ltd (HVO), operators of the Hunter Valley Operations South Coal Project, following an exceedance of air blast overpressure criteria. On 27 August 2020, a blast at the mine recorded an air blast overpressure level of 127.16 dB(L) at the Knoddlers Lane monitor, exceeding the 120 dB(L) limit as per the conditions of approval. The Department will continue to monitor compliance with blasting criteria at the mine.