State Environmental Planning Policy No 55—Remediation of Land
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 11:10)
Clause 4

4   Definitions

(1)  In this Policy:

category 1 remediation work is defined in clause 9.

category 2 remediation work is defined in clause 14.

contaminated land has the same meaning as it has in Part 7A of the Act.

contaminated land planning guidelines means guidelines under section 145C of the Act.

investigation area means land declared to be an investigation area by a declaration in force under Division 2 of Part 3 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.

preliminary investigation, in relation to land, means a preliminary investigation referred to in the contaminated land planning guidelines.

remediation means:

(a)  removing, dispersing, destroying, reducing, mitigating or containing the contamination of any land, or
(b)  eliminating or reducing any hazard arising from the contamination of any land (including by preventing the entry of persons or animals on the land).
Note. This definition of remediation corresponds to parts of the definition of remediation in the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.

remediation order means a remediation order made by the Environment Protection Authority and in force under Part 3 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997.

remediation site means:

(a)  land declared to be a remediation site by a declaration in force under Division 3 of Part 3 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997, or
(b)  premises:
(i)  in respect of which there is in force a notice under section 35 of the Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 requiring prescribed remedial action to be taken, or
(ii)  that are the subject of prescribed remedial action (whether being undertaken by the Environment Protection Authority or by another public authority at the direction of that Authority) under section 36 of that Act.

the Act means the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

unincorporated area means such parts of the Western Division of New South Wales as are not within a local government area.

(2)  A reference in this Policy to a remediation work carried out or to be carried out on any land includes a reference to a remediation work carried out or to be carried out in, over or under the land concerned.
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