Peter J Ramsay & Associates performs environmental audits in accordance with the relevant legislation in New South Wales and Victoria.
Principal Consultant and Managing Director, Mr Peter Ramsay, has been appointed as an Environmental Auditor for both Contaminated Land and Industrial Facilities in Victoria and a Site Auditor in NSW, since the inception of the auditing schemes in each state. Peter is also a registered professional engineer in Queensland.
New South Wales
Site Audits under the Contaminated Land Act 1997.
Independent Environmental Audits to comply with Development Approvals.
Environmental Audits under the Environment Protection Act 2017.
Our Auditing Activities Include:
Environmental Audits of Industrial Facilities;
Determination of land suitability;
Evaluation of nature and extent of contamination and risk to the environment, including statutory auditing of industrial facilities;
Verification of environmental monitoring programs;
Endorsement of environmental management plans, clean-up plans and remedial action plans;
Assessment of design of landfill liners and capping systems; and
Auditing of/construction of cell and capping systems for landfills.
Peter and the team at Peter J Ramsay & Associates have completed over 250 contaminated land audits under state legislation, on sites ranging from simple Greenfield properties and small inner city lots, to complex industrial properties.We have extensive experience in auditing soil and groundwater investigations. Also remediation techniques for a range of contaminants in both soil and groundwater are reviewed. Where remediation has been not considered feasible, this has also included the evaluation and preparation of submissions on Clean Up to The Extent Practicable (CUTEP) or Remediation To The Extent Necessary (RTEN).
The firm has developed a streamlined auditing approach to ensure audits are completed in a timely and cost effective manner, and that the solutions to environmental challenges consider protection of human health and the environment as well as economic factors.
We have extensive experience in the auditing of industrial facilities to determine the risk of harm or detriment to human health and the environment.
An environmental audit to determine compliance can consider all aspects of an operation, or can be limited to an area of specific concern. Such audits are often in response to a pollution incident or enforcement action by a regulator, and will identify and prioritise issues, and present recommendations for rectification options.
A planning consent in NSW may require an Independent Environmental Audit, which must be conducted by a suitably qualified, experienced and independent expert. The audit assesses the environmental performance of a facility in compliance with the planning consent, relevant standards, and other statutory requirements. The audit also examines the adequacy of the plans, programs and systems in place, and recommend measures to improve the environmental performance of the facility.