- About us
Caution: archived content
Information previously available on the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) website (www.ephc.gov.au) is listed in this archive. These pages are no longer being maintained or updated but remain here as an archive for your information.
For current information about the National Pollutant Inventory NEPM see:
In April 2008, NEPC commenced the process to vary the NEPM, in order to remove greenhouse gas and energy reporting requirements now covered by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.
In June 2007, the NPI NEPM was varied to fulfil the inventory’s potential as a major tool for environmental management and cleaner production. This included mandatory reporting of NPI substances in waste transferred to a destination for containment or final disposal. A further change was the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions reporting as an interim measure, pending the establishment of a national purpose-built greenhouse gas reporting mechanism. The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (Cwlth) was enacted in September 2007.