Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Administrative Name Local Office
Administrative Address Physical Address
85 Faulkner Street
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 494
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Administrative Phone 131 555
02 6773 7000
Administrative Email
Administrative Website
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Peter Creamer, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Roland Helfer, Safety Advisor - Hazardous Substances
Business Units Impacted
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Overview The EHC (Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985) allows the EPA (NSW Environment Protection Authority) to regulate chemicals or groups of chemicals of environmental concern. These requirements are set out in chemical conrtol orders (CCOs), and may require a licence or prohibit certain activities. The activities may include storing, transporting and treating chemicals and/or their wastes.

The University stores and uses chemicals in relation to teaching, horticulture, research, farming activities, research, and cleaning which may be subject to CCOs (in relation to the manner in which chemicals are stored, used and disposed).