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At its meeting on 15 December 2015, the National Environment Protection Council (NEPC) agreed to vary the AAQ NEPM by approving an amending instrument to the AAQ NEPM. The amending instrument took effect on 4 February 2016, the day after it was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI). In approving the amendments, the NEPC took into account the Impact Statement and information received during public consultation on this proposed variation. NEPC’s responses to the feedback received are available in the Summary of Submissions document.
The amendment, taking into account the latest scientific evidence about the health impacts of particles, includes:
For further information regarding the amending instrument, including explanatory statement, visit