LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS
3.21 The committee recommends that the Australian
Government's representative to the Standing Council on Environment and Water
support the adoption of the 23 recommendations of the Ambient Air Quality
3.34 The committee recommends that the Australian
Government advocate, through the appropriate Council of Australian Governments
process, the inclusion of mechanisms to collect additional data on ultrafine
3.42 The committee recommends that buffer zones be
used to protect populated areas from large point-source emitters.
3.67 The committee recommends that pollution
monitoring should accurately capture population exposure for communities and homes
proximate to pollution point sources.
3.68 The committee recommends that providing
monitoring and real-time data of air quality be a condition of environmental
approvals issued by the Australian Government unless an operator can demonstrate
that air pollution created by the development will not impact upon human
4.50 The committee recommends that states and
territories require industry to implement covers on all coal wagon fleets.
4.51 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
develop and implement a process for assessing cumulative impacts of coal mine
developments that take into account other mines in the region and their impact
on resident health.
4.52 The committee recommends that health impact
assessments be required as part of the assessment process for all new
5.6 The committee recommends that Safe Work
Australia undertake research regarding the exposure of workers in the hospitality,
transport and mining industry to diesel emissions.
5.31 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
develop a national emissions standard for diesel engines.
5.32 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
implement a national emissions standard for small non-road engines equivalent
to the US EPA standards.
6.43 The committee recommends that Australian
Governments immediately adopt minimum efficiency and maximum emission standards
for all newly installed wood heaters in Australia.
6.44 The committee recommends that local councils
continue to manage the use of wood heaters in their own jurisdictions through
the use of bans, buy-backs, minimum efficiency standards, and other mechanisms
as appropriate to protect the health of their local communities.
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