Warning to cooperate with EPA investigations or face consequences

EPA NSW

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is warning rogue waste transport operators that failing to cooperate with EPA investigations will see the law come down on them like a ton of bricks.

EPA Director Major Compliance and Investigations Greg Sheehy said five companies have been fined a total of $9,000 following EPA investigations into two illegal dumping incidents in western Sydney in 2019 and 2020. It is alleged those companies failed to provide information, when required, to assist the EPA to investigate illegal dumping incidents.

Tat 1 Transport Pty Ltd of Casula has been fined $1,500 for an alleged offence of failing to respond to a statutory notice requesting information and records in relation to an illegal dumping investigation at Rossmore in western Sydney.

“In the past month, a further four companies have been fined over investigations into an illegal dumping matter in Bringelly in western Sydney where asbestos was found in soil,” Mr Sheehy said.

Austar Civil Pty Ltd of North Sydney has been fined $3,000 and three companies fined $1,500 each; Kuringai Soil and Recycling Pty Ltd of Brooklyn, AR Demolition and Excavation Pty Ltd of Fairfield East and Aus Labour and Driver Hire Pty Ltd of Merrylands, for failing to respond to statutory notices asking

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