The bilateral agreement replaces the previous agreement and extends the range of accredited government processes to the following nine evaluation pathways: the bilateral agreement avoids double-assessment procedures by allowing Victoria to assess proposals that the Commonwealth has defined as controlled measures that have the potential to have a significant impact on the environment. Victoria uses a series of accredited government processes to evaluate controlled measures. The bilateral environmental assessment agreement under section 45 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) was signed in October 2014 by the Commonwealth Government and the Victorian Government with an effective date of 31 December 2014. In the bilateral context, it is necessary to obtain public comments on the draft scope of the CIS (scoping instructions) before giving them to the proponent of the preparation of the CIS. The partisan must then evaluate the MNES resulting from the proposal through the preparation of the IEC before not proceeding with the exhibition and public verification. At the end of the IEC process, the Victorian Minister of Planning issues an evaluation report of the MNES in order to make the authorization decision required by the EPBC Act. The MDBA and NSW signed this bilateral agreement in June 2020 to implement the key commitments of the pelvic plan as of July 1, 2020. This agreement promotes transparency and gives confidence to the MDBA and the municipality in the consistent application of key elements of the pelvic plan across all NSW watersheds. For more information on the bilateral agreement, please contact the Service`s Impact Assessment Unit at (03) 8392 5503 or firstname.lastname@example.org If this procedure is confirmed as an appropriate procedure under the bilateral procedure, the procedure is managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (CEPOL) in consultation with this division. One of the requirements of the bilateral agreements between the MDBA and the basin countries is that the MDBA report on the milestones set out in the agreements. The document below includes the agreements entered into by the MDBA with each state and government in the basin, the reports relevant to the measures contained in the agreement and the MDBA`s response to these measures.
The Advisory Committee, appointed under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, will review the proponent`s assessment of the MNES, in addition to the proposed amendment to a planning plan. Public submissions are invited to these two reflections. In preparing its report, the Advisory Committee shall consider issues related to Victorian planning considerations as well as the separate MNES requirements of the bilateral agreement. . . .