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Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
Current version for 1 September 2019 to date (accessed 18 September 2019 at 00:14)
Schedule 1
Schedule 1 Licensing fees
(Clauses 3, 4, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 39)
AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING
Dairy processing (see clause 2 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: megalitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30 megalitres
5
 
More than 30 but not more than 100 megalitres
15
 
More than 100 megalitres
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
General agricultural processing (see clause 2 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 250,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 250,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Grape processing (see clause 2 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 250,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 250,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
AQUACULTURE AND MARICULTURE
Aquaculture and mariculture (see clause 3 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: megalitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual volume of discharge
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 megalitres
5
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 20,000 megalitres
15
 
More than 20,000 megalitres
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
BREWING AND DISTILLING
Brewing and distilling (see clause 5 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 20,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 20,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CEMENT OR LIME WORKS
Cement or lime handling (see clause 6 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
8
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Cement or lime production (see clause 6 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 250,000 tonnes
165
 
More than 250,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
300
 
More than 500,000 tonnes
420
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual production capacity exceeds 30,000 tonnes)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.1
 
Fine particulates
0.28
 
Lead
0.00061
 
Mercury
0.00054
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
3.2
 
Sulfur oxides
0.16
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
CERAMIC WORKS
Ceramic waste generation (see clause 7 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 7 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Ceramics production (see clause 7 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 15,000 tonnes
8
 
More than 15,000 but not more than 50,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 200,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 200,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual production capacity exceeds 15,000 tonnes)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.085
 
Fine particulates
0.11
 
Fluoride
0.12
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.22
 
Sulfur oxides
0.53
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Glass production (see clause 7 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual melting capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 15,000 tonnes
8
 
More than 15,000 but not more than 30,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 100,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual melting capacity exceeds 15,000 tonnes)
 
Production of container glass
 
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.00028
 
Coarse particulates
0.05
 
Fine particulates
0.05
 
Lead
0.0018
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
4.02
 
Sulfur oxides
3.12
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
 
Production of float glass
 
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.11
 
Fine particulates
0.11
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2.00
 
Sulfur oxides
3.64
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
 
Production of other glass
 
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
2.75
 
Fine particulates
2.75
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
4.29
 
Sulfur oxides
4.16
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
CHEMICAL PRODUCTION
Agricultural fertiliser (inorganic) production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 50,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 100,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Agricultural fertiliser (phosphate) production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 50,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 100,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.022
 
Fine particulates
0.13
 
Fluoride
1.1
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Total phosphorus
0.002
Ammonium nitrate production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 50,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 100,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.77
 
Fine particulates
0.33
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
1.5
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Total nitrogen
0.11
Battery production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 500 tonnes
15
 
More than 500 but not more than 1,500 tonnes
50
 
More than 1,500 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Carbon black production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 20,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 20,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzo(a)pyrene
0.005
 
Fine particulates
0.3
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
11.0
 
Sulfur oxides
8.0
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.4
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Chemical production waste generation (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Dangerous goods production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 25,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 25,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Explosives production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 10,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Paints/polishes/adhesives production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 15,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 15,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzene
0.015
 
Fine particulates
0.035
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.068
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
2.1
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Pesticides and related products production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 10,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 30,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 30,000 tonnes
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Pesticides and related products (toxic substances) production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 10,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 30,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 30,000 tonnes
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Petrochemical production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 30,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
165
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 200,000 tonnes
300
 
More than 200,000 tonnes
420
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzene
0.25
 
Fine particulates
0.02
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.96
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.5
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Pharmaceutical and veterinary products production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 5,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 5,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Plastic resins production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 10,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzene
0.00073
 
Fine particulates
0.041
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.092
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
8.5
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Plastics reprocessing (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual reprocessing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 10,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 8 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzene
0.00073
 
Fine particulates
0.041
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.092
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
8.5
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Rubber products/tyres production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 5,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Soap and detergents production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,500 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,500 but not more than 5,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 5,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Soap and detergents (toxic substances) production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,500 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,500 but not more than 5,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 5,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Synthetic rubber production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,000 but not more than 5,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 5,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Toxic substance production (see clause 8 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 25,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 25,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CHEMICAL STORAGE
Chemical storage waste generation (see clause 9 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 9 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
General chemicals storage (see clause 9 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: kilolitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Storage capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 kilolitres
8
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 100,000 kilolitres
25
 
More than 100,000 kilolitres
65
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Petroleum products storage (see clause 9 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: kilolitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Storage capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 kilolitres
8
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 100,000 kilolitres
25
 
More than 100,000 kilolitres
65
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 9 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzene
0.0005
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.05
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
COAL WORKS
Coal works (see clause 10 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 2,000,000 but not more than 5,000,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 5,000,000 tonnes
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
COKE PRODUCTION
Coke production (see clause 11 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 100,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 100,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 11 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.00085
 
Benzene
0.028
 
Benzo(a)pyrene (equivalent)
0.00003
 
Coarse particulates
0.22
 
Fine particulates
0.3
 
Hydrogen sulfide
0.002
 
Lead
0.0021
 
Mercury
0.0022
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.03
 
Sulfur oxides
0.4
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.015
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Oil and grease
0.011
 
Suspended solids
0.13
 
Total PAHs
0.000032
 
Total phenolics
0.000032
COMPOSTING
Composting (see clause 12 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity to receive organics
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 5,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 50,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 50,000 tonnes
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CONCRETE WORKS
Concrete works (see clause 13 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: cubic metres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 13,000 cubic metres
5
 
More than 13,000 but not more than 25,000 cubic metres
15
 
More than 25,000 but not more than 50,000 cubic metres
50
 
More than 50,000 cubic metres
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CONTAINER RECONDITIONING
Container reconditioning (see clause 14 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity to recondition, recover, treat or store
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CONTAMINATED SOIL TREATMENT
Contaminated soil treatment (see clause 15 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER TREATMENT
Contaminated groundwater treatment (see clause 15A (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
CRUSHING, GRINDING OR SEPARATING
Crushing, grinding or separating (see clause 16 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
ELECTRICITY GENERATION
Electricity generation (see clause 17 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act in respect of general electricity works, metropolitan electricity works (gas turbines) and metropolitan electricity works (internal combustion engines))
1
Units of measure: gigawatt-hours
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual generating capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 450 gigawatt-hours
25
 
More than 450 but not more than 1,000 gigawatt-hours
65
 
More than 1,000 but not more than 4,000 gigawatt-hours
165
 
More than 4,000 gigawatt-hours
420
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual generating capacity exceeds 250 gigawatt-hours)
 
Generation of electrical power from coal
 
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.0037
 
Benzo(a)pyrene (equivalent)
0.00066
 
Coarse particulates
80.0
 
Fine particulates
54.0
 
Fluoride
14.0
 
Lead
0.019
 
Mercury
0.0042
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2,700
 
Sulfur oxides
5,300
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Salt
3.6
 
Selenium
0.025
 
Suspended solids
0.18
 
Generation of electrical power from diesel
 
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzo(a)pyrene (equivalent)
0.0036
 
Fine particulates
54.0
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2,700
 
Sulfur oxides
2,650
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
76.0
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
 
Generation of electrical power from gas
 
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
1,655
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Salt
0.0029
 
Suspended solids
0.066
 
Generation of electrical power otherwise than from coal, diesel or gas (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Electricity generation (see clause 17 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act in respect of electricity works (wind farms))
1
Units of measure: gigawatt-hours
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual generating capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 450 gigawatt-hours
15
 
More than 450 but not more than 1,000 gigawatt-hours
45
 
More than 1,000 but not more than 4,000 gigawatt-hours
65
 
More than 4,000 gigawatt-hours
150
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
ENERGY RECOVERY
Energy recovery from general waste (see clause 18 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
65
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 18 of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.00005
 
Benzene
0.0000011
 
Benzo(a)pyrene
0.00002
 
Fine particulates
0.7
 
Lead
0.035
 
Mercury
0.003
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2.5
 
Sulfur oxides
0.07
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Energy recovery from hazardous and other waste (see clause 18 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
65
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 18 of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.00005
 
Benzene
0.0000011
 
Benzo(a)pyrene
0.00002
 
Fine particulates
0.7
 
Lead
0.035
 
Mercury
0.003
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2.5
 
Sulfur oxides
0.07
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
EXTRACTIVE ACTIVITIES
Extractive activities (see clause 19 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual extraction or processing amount
Administrative fee units
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 50,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
HELICOPTER-RELATED ACTIVITIES
Helicopter-related activity (see clause 20 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: flights
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual flight movement capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 1,500 flights
5
 
More than 1,500 but not more than 5,000 flights
15
 
More than 5,000 flights
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE
Irrigated agriculture (see clause 21 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: hectares
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Total area of existing area of operations of irrigation corporation
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 hectares
15
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 100,000 hectares
50
 
More than 100,000 hectares
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
LIVESTOCK INTENSIVE ACTIVITIES
Animal accommodation (see clause 22 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Live weight capacity to accommodate
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 25,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 25,000 but not more than 60,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 60,000 tonnes
50
 
Note.
 
Live weight capacity is to be calculated either by using the actual live weight or estimating live weight on the basis that 1 tonne live weight equals 2 cattle, 2 horses, 5 breeding sows, 5 deer, 11 bacon pigs, 13 kangaroos, 17 emus, 17 porker or finisher pigs or 22 sheep.
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Bird accommodation (see clause 22 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Live weight capacity to accommodate
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 375 tonnes
5
 
More than 375 but not more than 1,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 1,000 tonnes
50
 
Note.
 
Live weight capacity is to be calculated either by using the actual live weight or estimating live weight on the basis that 1 tonne live weight equals 17 emus, 110 turkeys, 165 geese, 310 ducks, 555 layer chickens or 1,100 broiler chickens.
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Cattle, sheep or horse accommodation (see clause 22 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Live weight capacity to accommodate
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 500 tonnes
5
 
More than 500 but not more than 2,500 tonnes
15
 
More than 2,500 tonnes
50
 
Note.
 
Live weight capacity is to be calculated either by using the actual live weight or estimating live weight on the basis that 1 tonne live weight equals 2 cattle, 2 horses or 22 sheep.
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Dairy animal accommodation (see clause 22 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Live weight capacity to accommodate
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 500 tonnes
5
 
More than 500 but not more than 1,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 1,000 tonnes
50
 
Note.
 
Live weight capacity is to be calculated either by using the actual live weight or estimating live weight on the basis that 1 tonne live weight equals 1.6 milking cows or 13 other dairy animals.
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Pig accommodation (see clause 22 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Live weight capacity to accommodate
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 250 tonnes
5
 
More than 250 but not more than 500 tonnes
15
 
More than 500 tonnes
50
 
Note.
 
Live weight capacity is to be calculated either by using the actual live weight or estimating live weight on the basis that 1 tonne live weight equals 5 breeding sows, 11 bacon pigs, 17 porker or finisher pigs, 31 grower pigs or 62 weaner pigs.
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
LIVESTOCK PROCESSING ACTIVITIES
General animal products production (see clause 23 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 100,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 100,000 tonnes
15
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Greasy wool or fleece processing (see clause 23 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
5
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Rendering or fat extraction (see clause 23 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 4,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 4,000 tonnes
15
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Slaughtering or processing animals (see clause 23 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 tonnes
15
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Tanneries or fellmongeries (see clause 23 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
15
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
LOGGING OPERATIONS
Logging operations (see clause 24 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
920
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
MARINAS AND BOAT REPAIRS
Boat construction/maintenance (dry/floating docks) (see clause 25 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Boat construction/maintenance (general) (see clause 25 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Boat mooring and storage (see clause 25 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual handling capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
15
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
METALLURGICAL ACTIVITIES
Aluminium production (alumina) (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
420
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.75
 
Fine particulates
0.96
 
Fluoride
0.75
 
Lead
0.00011
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.2
 
Sulfur oxides
20
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Aluminium production (scrap metal) (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.048
 
Fine particulates
0.066
 
Fluoride
0.056
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.74
 
Sulfur oxides
0.46
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.68
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Iron or steel production (iron ore) (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
2,650
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.000014
 
Benzene
0.0011
 
Benzo(a)pyrene (equivalent)
0.003
 
Coarse particulates
0.47
 
Fine particulates
0.38
 
Hydrogen sulfide
0.018
 
Lead
0.0014
 
Mercury
0.000041
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
3.81
 
Sulfur oxides
6.6
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
7
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.0091
 
Cadmium
0.0018
 
Chromium
0.0054
 
Copper
0.0036
 
Lead
0.0018
 
Mercury
0.000091
 
Oil and grease
0.015
 
Selenium
0.00091
 
Suspended solids
0.24
 
Zinc
0.0091
Iron or steel production (scrap metal) (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.000057
 
Coarse particulates
0.085
 
Fine particulates
0.33
 
Lead
0.00024
 
Mercury
0.00013
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.12
 
Sulfur oxides
0.5
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.09
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Metal coating (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity to coat metal
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 1,000,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 1,000,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Metal processing (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 500,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Metal waste generation (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Non-ferrous metal production (ore concentrates) (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
660
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.03
 
Coarse particulates
0.33
 
Fine particulates
0.49
 
Lead
0.06
 
Mercury
0.03
 
Sulfur oxides
230
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.0003
 
Cadmium
0.0003
 
Chromium
0.0003
 
Copper
0.0026
 
Lead
0.03
 
Mercury
0.0003
 
Selenium
0.0003
 
Suspended solids
0.78
 
Zinc
0.02
Non-ferrous metal production (scrap metal) (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 10,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 26 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.011
 
Fine particulates
0.033
 
Lead
0.002
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.37
 
Sulfur oxides
0.99
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.11
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Scrap metal processing (see clause 26 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 500,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
MINERAL PROCESSING
Mineral processing (see clause 27 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Mineral waste generation (see clause 27 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 27 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
MINING FOR COAL
Mining for coal (see clause 28 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 500,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 2,000,000 but not more than 3,500,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 3,500,000 but not more than 5,000,000 tonnes
600
 
More than 5,000,000 tonnes
850
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
MINING FOR MINERALS
Mining for minerals (see clause 29 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 30,000 tonnes
5
 
More than 30,000 but not more than 50,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 100,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 but not more than 5,000,000 tonnes
600
 
More than 5,000,000 tonnes
850
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
PAPER OR PULP PRODUCTION
Paper or pulp production (see clause 30 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 150,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 150,000 tonnes
165
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 30 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Coarse particulates
0.026
 
Fine particulates
0.075
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
1.53
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
BOD
0.41
 
Salt
3.0
 
Suspended solids
0.57
 
Total nitrogen
0.078
 
Total phosphorus
0.001
 
Zinc
0.0013
Paper or pulp waste generation (see clause 30 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
PETROLEUM EXPLORATION, ASSESSMENT AND PRODUCTION
Petroleum exploration, assessment and production (see clause 31 of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: petajoules
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 0.5 petajoules
40
 
More than 0.5 but not more than 6 petajoules
65
 
More than 6 but not more than 15 petajoules
165
 
More than 15 petajoules
660
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual production capacity is more than 0.5 petajoules)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Benzene
0.004
 
Benzo(a)pyrene (equivalent)
0.005
 
Fine particulates
0.2
 
Hydrogen sulfide
0.031
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.5
 
Sulfur oxides
0.6
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.4
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
BOD
0.14
 
Oil and grease
0.12
 
Salt
3.6
 
Suspended solids
0.36
 
Total PAHs
0.07
 
Total phenolics
0.27
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND FUEL PRODUCTION
Petroleum products and fuel production (see clause 31A of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual production capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 200,000 tonnes
65
 
More than 200,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
165
 
More than 500,000 tonnes
660
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual production capacity is more than 10,000 tonnes)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.000011
 
Benzene
0.0004
 
Benzo(a)pyrene (equivalent)
0.000002
 
Fine particulates
0.039
 
Hydrogen sulfide
0.002
 
Lead
0.000059
 
Mercury
0.000011
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
0.33
 
Sulfur oxides
0.44
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.4
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
BOD
0.0034
 
Oil and grease
0.0015
 
Suspended solids
0.0052
 
Total PAHs
0.000005
 
Total phenolics
0.00011
PRINTING, PACKAGING AND VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
Printing, packaging and visual communications waste generation (see clause 32 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual volume of waste generated or stored
Administrative fee units
 
More than 5 but not more than 100 tonnes
8
 
More than 100 tonnes
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
RAILWAY ACTIVITIES—RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION
Railway activities—railway infrastructure construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is less than 50,000 tonnes (see clause 33 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: kilometres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Total length of railway track to be constructed
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10 kilometres
50
 
More than 10 kilometres but not more than 30 kilometres
135
 
More than 30 kilometres
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Railway activities—railway infrastructure construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is 50,000 tonnes or more and the total length of the railway track to be constructed is not more than 10 kilometres (see clause 33 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Remaining extraction or processing
Administrative fee units
 
50,000 tonnes or more, but not more than 100,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Railway activities—railway infrastructure construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is 50,000 tonnes or more and the total length of the railway track to be constructed is more than 10 kilometres but not more than 30 kilometres (see clause 33 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Remaining extraction or processing
Administrative fee units
 
50,000 tonnes or more, but not more than 500,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Railway activities—railway infrastructure construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is 50,000 tonnes or more and the total length of the railway track to be constructed is more than 30 kilometres (see clause 33 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Remaining extraction or processing
Administrative fee units
 
50,000 tonnes or more, but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
RAILWAY ACTIVITIES—RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE OPERATIONS
Railway activities—railway infrastructure operations (see clause 33A (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
RAILWAY ACTIVITIES—ROLLING STOCK OPERATIONS
Railway activities—rolling stock operations (see clause 33B (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
50
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
RESOURCE RECOVERY
Recovery of general waste (see clause 34 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Type of material recovered
Administrative fee units
 
General waste
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Recovery of hazardous and other waste (see clause 34 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Type of material recovered
Administrative fee units
 
Hazardous and other waste
32
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Recovery of waste oil (see clause 34 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual recovery capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 1,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 1,000 tonnes
65
3
Load-based fee (but only if the annual capacity exceeds 20,000 tonnes)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Lead
0.2
 
VOCs and VOCs (summer)
0.05
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Oil and grease
4.8
Recovery of waste tyres (see clause 34 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Type of material recovered
Administrative fee units
 
Waste tyres
12
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Road construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is less than 50,000 tonnes (see clause 35 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: kilometres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Total length of road to be constructed
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10 kilometres
50
 
More than 10 kilometres but not more than 30 kilometres
135
 
More than 30 kilometres
335
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Road construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is 50,000 tonnes or more and the total length of the road to be constructed is not more than 10 kilometres (see clause 35 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Remaining extraction or processing
Administrative fee units
 
50,000 tonnes or more, but not more than 100,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Road construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is 50,000 tonnes or more and the total length of the road to be constructed is more than 10 kilometres but not more than 30 kilometres (see clause 35 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Remaining extraction or processing
Administrative fee units
 
50,000 tonnes or more, but not more than 500,000 tonnes
135
 
More than 500,000 but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Road construction—where the remaining extraction or processing is 50,000 tonnes or more and the total length of the road to be constructed is more than 30 kilometres (see clause 35 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Remaining extraction or processing
Administrative fee units
 
50,000 tonnes or more, but not more than 2,000,000 tonnes
335
 
More than 2,000,000 tonnes
600
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
ROAD TUNNEL EMISSIONS
Road tunnel emissions (see clause 35A of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Number of ventilation stacks servicing tunnel
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 4
1,128
 
More than 4 but not more than 8
1,692
 
More than 8 but not more than 10
2,256
 
Additional fee if a licence has been in force in respect of a ventilation stack for less than 2 years but only in respect of a tunnel referred to in clause 35A (1) (e)–(h) of Schedule 1 to the Act
Administrative fee units
 
For each such ventilation stack
188
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
SEWAGE TREATMENT
Sewage treatment (see clause 36 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: megalitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual maximum volume of discharge
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 20 megalitres
5
 
More than 20 but not more than 100 megalitres
8
 
More than 100 but not more than 1,000 megalitres
25
 
More than 1,000 but not more than 5,000 megalitres
65
 
More than 5,000 but not more than 10,000 megalitres
165
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 20,000 megalitres
300
 
More than 20,000 but not more than 30,000 megalitres
420
 
More than 30,000 megalitres
2,650
3
Load-based fee (but only if the maximum annual volume of sewage that the relevant licence authorises to be discharged exceeds 219 megalitres)
 
Processing by small plants (up to 10,000 megalitres annual capacity)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
BOD
10
 
Oil and grease
2
 
Suspended solids
15
 
Total nitrogen
10
 
Total phosphorus
0.3
 
Processing by large plants (more than 10,000 megalitres annual capacity)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
BOD
10
 
Cadmium
0.00005
 
Chromium
0.0025
 
Copper
0.01
 
Lead
0.0005
 
Mercury
0.00005
 
Oil and grease
2
 
Pesticides and PCBs
0.00012
 
Selenium
0.0025
 
Suspended solids
15
 
Total nitrogen
10
 
Total phosphorus
0.3
 
Zinc
0.012
SHIPPING IN BULK
Shipping in bulk (see clause 37 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity to load and unload
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 100,000 tonnes
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 500,000 tonnes
50
 
More than 500,000 tonnes
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
STERILISATION ACTIVITIES
Sterilisation activities (see clause 38 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
32
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
WASTE DISPOSAL (APPLICATION TO LAND)
Waste disposal by application to land (see clause 39 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
32
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
WASTE DISPOSAL (THERMAL TREATMENT)
Thermal treatment of general waste (see clause 40 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
65
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 40 of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.00005
 
Benzene
0.0000011
 
Benzo(a)pyrene
0.00002
 
Fine particulates
0.7
 
Lead
0.035
 
Mercury
0.003
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2.5
 
Sulfur oxides
0.07
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
Thermal treatment of hazardous and other waste (see clause 40 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: tonnes
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
65
3
Load-based fee (but only if the activity is a scheduled activity under clause 40 of Schedule 1 to the Act)
 
Air pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Arsenic
0.00005
 
Benzene
0.0000011
 
Benzo(a)pyrene
0.00002
 
Fine particulates
0.7
 
Lead
0.035
 
Mercury
0.003
 
Nitrogen oxides and nitrogen oxides (summer)
2.5
 
Sulfur oxides
0.07
 
Water pollutants
Threshold factor
 
Nil
Not applicable
WASTE PROCESSING (NON-THERMAL TREATMENT)
Non-thermal treatment of general waste (see clause 41 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Non-thermal treatment of hazardous and other waste (see clause 41 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
32
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Non-thermal treatment of liquid waste (see clause 41 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
32
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Non-thermal treatment of waste oil (see clause 41 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 1,000 tonnes
25
 
More than 1,000 tonnes
65
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Non-thermal treatment of waste tyres (see clause 41 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
 
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
12
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
WASTE STORAGE
Waste storage (see clause 42 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Type of waste stored
Administrative fee units
 
Hazardous waste, restricted solid waste, liquid waste, clinical and related waste and asbestos waste
32
 
Waste tyres
12
 
Other types of waste
16
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
WOOD OR TIMBER MILLING OR PROCESSING
Wood or timber milling or processing (see clause 43 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: cubic metres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 50,000 cubic metres
5
 
More than 50,000 but not more than 100,000 cubic metres
15
 
More than 100,000 but not more than 200,000 cubic metres
50
 
More than 200,000 cubic metres
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
WOOD PRESERVATION
Wood preservation (see clause 44 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure: cubic metres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual processing capacity
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 10,000 cubic metres
15
 
More than 10,000 but not more than 30,000 cubic metres
50
 
More than 30,000 cubic metres
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
MOBILE WASTE PROCESSING
Mobile waste processing (see clause 47 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Type of activity
Administrative fee units
 
Any activity
32
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
TRANSPORT OF TRACKABLE WASTE
Transport of category 1 trackable waste (see clause 48 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity to transport
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
4
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Transport of category 2 trackable waste (see clause 48 (1) of Schedule 1 to the Act)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Annual capacity to transport
Administrative fee units
 
Any capacity
4
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
MISCELLANEOUS WATER ACTIVITIES
Miscellaneous licensed discharge to waters (wet weather only), meaning any activity (other than a scheduled activity) in relation to which a licence to discharge pollutants to waters during or immediately following periods of wet weather (but not at any other time) has been granted under the Act
1
Units of measure: megalitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Maximum annual volume of discharge authorised by licence (calculated by multiplying maximum allowable daily discharge by 50)
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 3 megalitres
5
 
More than 3 but not more than 15 megalitres
15
 
More than 15 but not more than 150 megalitres
50
 
More than 150 megalitres
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
Miscellaneous licensed discharge to waters (at any time), meaning any activity (other than a scheduled activity) in relation to which a licence to discharge pollutants to waters has been granted under the Act
1
Units of measure: megalitres
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Maximum annual volume of discharge authorised by licence
Administrative fee units
 
Not more than 20 megalitres
5
 
More than 20 but not more than 100 megalitres
15
 
More than 100 but not more than 1,000 megalitres
50
 
More than 1,000 megalitres
135
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)
OTHER ACTIVITIES NOT OTHERWISE LISTED
Other activities, meaning any activity (other than a scheduled activity or miscellaneous water activity)
1
Units of measure (not applicable)
 
2
Administrative fee
 
 
Type of activity
Administrative fee units
 
Any activity
5
3
Load-based fee (there are no assessable pollutants and therefore no load-based fee in relation to this activity)