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  • Capital Insight In-House Training

    Environmental Management for Projects

    13 October 2005

  • OverviewLegislative FrameworkTypical Environmental RequirementsThe Capital Insight Environmental Management ManualEnvironmental Risk ManagementEnvironmentally Sustainable Development (ESD)Reference Material (Staff Intranet)Preparing an EMPContractor ProcurementEnvironmental Management During Construction

  • Legislative FrameworkFramework includes:Environmental Planning InstrumentsActs and Regulations administered by the EPAOther NSW environmental legislation

    In particular, the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997:repealed a number of Acts (effective 1 July 1999);establishes licence conditions;defines offences and penalties;EPA and local councils are the regulatory authority.

  • Legislative FrameworkNSW Environmental PenaltiesTier 1 wilful, negligent or unlawful waste disposal or leak/spill that harms or is likely to harm the environment$1 million for a corporation$250,000 and/or 7 years imprisonment for an individualTier 2 breaches of air, water, noise and other pollution control legislationair/water: $125,000/$60,000 for a corporation $60,000/$30,000 for an individualnoise: $30,000/$3,000 for a corporation $15,000/$300 for an individualTier 3 minor offences such as littering and other breaches of clean air and water, and noise and pollution control laws$150 to $600

  • Legislative FrameworkProposed Increases to Environmental Offence PenaltiesProposed Tier 1 wilful, negligent or unlawful waste disposal or leak/spill that harms or is likely to harm the environment$5 million for a corporation$1 million and/or 7 years imprisonment for an individualProposed Tier 2 breaches of air, water, noise and other pollution control legislation$1 million for a corporation$250,000 for an individualIncreased AccountabilityNo knowledge defence for senior executives is removed;Must now demonstrate that all due diligence was exercised to prevent an offence;Brings Director liability provisions in line with OH&S Act 2000.Proposed Legislative AmendmentsProtection of the Environment Operations Amendment Bill (exposure draft) tabled in Parliament in June.

  • Typical Environmental RequirementsProject environmental performance requirements (ie. facility performance) are often defined.

    For example:NSW Government ABGR performance requirements; andNSW Health, High Environmental Performance for Buildings (PD2005_306) requiring asset strategies to incorporate requirements of the Environmental Performance Guide for Buildings (refer Total Asset Management Manual).

  • Typical Environmental RequirementsProject environmental management responsibilities are typically not very well defined.

    For example:

    promote compliance with the Code of Practice and other NSW Government construction industry reform initiatives.

  • Typical Environmental RequirementsThe NSW Government has long-standing requirements for Contractors to develop and implement a corporate Environmental Management System (EMS) and project-specific Environmental Management Plans (EMPs)

  • Typical Environmental RequirementsNSW Government now requires Project Managers to be able to implement a corporate Environmental Management System (EMS) and project-specific Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) for pre-qualification.

    Therefore, Capital Insight have:a new Environmental Management Manual;new guidance for preparing an EMP;a sample EMP under development for Campus 2010; anda new page on the staff intranet with links and sample documentation.

  • Capital Insight Environmental Management Manual

    What does the Capital Insight Environmental Management Manual include?

    Corporate Environmental Policy;Typical Capital Insight roles and scope of influence;Environmental objectives and targets;Identification of relevant environmental legislation;Induction and training requirements;Various project procedures (including project planning, review of Contractors EMPs, surveillance and audit, reporting, emergency preparedness and response, corrective action, etc.); andRecords management requirements.

  • Capital Insight Environmental Management Manual

    Environmental PolicyCapital Insight has a policy of implementing environmental management initiatives as part of the culture of effective and successful project management, providing added value to our clients. Through the application of principles contained within this manual, the Directors and employees of Capital Insight are committed to ensure that:

    project teams are resourced with appropriately trained and experienced project management staff with knowledge and experience of environmental principles and practices;the management of environmental issues receives appropriate attention by senior management;the management of Capital Insight allocates sufficient time and resources to monitor and integrate applicable environment management practices and legislative requirements into the Capital Insight management system;timely and professional advice is provided to Clients to enable compliance with all relevant environmental legislation;environmental requirements applicable to the Client and the project are effectively documented in contract documentation;projects are designed and constructed to minimise adverse impacts upon the environment;Designers and Contractors fulfill their obligations required by law and under contract; andDesigners and Contractors demonstrate their ability to document and implement effective environmental management systems prior to appointment.

  • Capital Insight Environmental Management Manual

    Capital Insight environmental responsibilities, objectives and performance targets (Refer Attachment A of the Capital Insight Environmental Management Manual).

    (for compliance with NSW Government EMS Guidelines: Element 2, Environmental Review and Identification of Environmental Impacts)

  • Capital InsightEnvironmental Management ManualTopics for this session:

    Risk ManagementEstablishing Project Environmental Strategies and ObjectivesPreparing a Capital Insight EMPContractor ProcurementEnvironmental Management During Construction

  • Risk ManagementhazardincidentimpactpathwayreceptorbarrierEnergyMachineryProcessesActivitiesMaterialsAtmosphereSurfaceWaterSoilGroundwaterBio-pathwaysPhysicalProceduralAdministrativeRegulatoryHumanPlantAnimalSocialEconomicAmenityHeritageEcosystemSustainabilityHumanSocialEconomicAmenityHeritageEcologicalFailureReleaseFireDisturbanceExplosionSabotage

    Risk Management Concepts and Terms

  • Risk ManagementQualitative word descriptionsdifficult to compare relative riskinessSemi-quantitative numerical representationsnumbers/scales used may not accurately recognise the relationship to actual magnitudes of consequences and likelihoodsuse sensitivity analysis to test the effects of uncertainty in inputs, assumptions or dataQuantitative numerical values for likelihood and consequence from a variety of sources; expressed in monetary, technical or human termsCERAM Comparative Environmental Risk Assessment Method

    Risk Management Concepts and Terms

  • Risk ManagementSometimes little or no data (requiring decisions to be made based on assumptions)Natural variabilityApplication of immature sciences, with differences of opinion between practitionersLong time periods e.g. delayed effects/impactsPotential impacts very broad business, local, regional, national, international and global environmentsDiverse and numerous stakeholdersSometimes indirect causality

    Environmental Risk Management Challenges

  • Risk Managementallocate risk to contractorprepare disaster planimplement quality systemuse standard proceduresconduct trainingtake out insurancedo something differentconduct independent auditsredesign a system or procedureimplement backup proceduresprepare contingency planscheck on past performance and qualificationspractice emergency responsesbuild in redundancy for critical systemsdefer proposed activitiesundertake preventive measure e.g. maintenanceaccept the identified risksPossible Risk Treatments

  • Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Capital Insight objective No. 2: to work with the Client to identify and develop an environmental strategy

    Therefore, we need to improve awareness of opportunities to influence environmental outcomes early in the project lifecycle.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD)Potential advantages of sound ESD design:

    enhanced leasing potential;increased capital value;reduced operating costs and total recurrent costs;reduced risk of obsolescence, or reduced upgrade costs; andpotential for enhanced staff productivity.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD)

    Some resources:Davis Langdon Payback DataTEFMAOther links on the staff intranet (refer next slide)The challenge is finding the right combination of ESD options that not only achieve environmental performance objectives, but are also financially attractive.

  • Reference Material

  • Reference Material

  • Preparing an EMPStructure and Guidance

    ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT AND STRATEGYIdentify strategy (including program) for working with the Client to develop and define a project environmental strategy and objectives.PROJECT INPUTSIdentify environmental inputs to the project. For example:site investigation reports;REF or EIS;conditions of development consent;applicable Client (or government) policies and procedures;previous environmental risk assessments or value management studies;

  • Preparing an EMPPlanningIdentify proposed processes and timing for :conducting site investigations;establishing specific environmental aspects and impacts and performance targets;engaging specialist advice;undertaking an environmental risk assessment; andestablishing a risk management regime through the project .Project ImplementationIdentify: the need to develop incident response procedures; process for reviewing contract clauses; responsibility for independent review of design documentation (and its success in achieving environmental objectives); and responsibilities (Capital Insight and Client) for reviewing Contractors environmental submissions.

  • Preparing an EMPProject Implementation Identify environmental reporting requirements: to the Client; from the designer(s); from the Contractor(s).Environmental review and monitoringIdentify proposed methodology for:conducting site surveillance; andconducting environmental audits.

  • Contractor ProcurementResources for procurement of Contractors:Environmental management contract clauses.

    Resources for review of Contractor management controls:NSW Management System Guidelines Attachment C, EMP Audit Checklist;Outcomes of risk assessment process;Register of environmental aspects and impacts.

  • Environmental Management During Constructionrequire environmental reporting as part of monthly reports (including achievement of environmental performance targets, incident reports, project risks, results of site surveillance and audit processes);include environmental management issues on agenda for site meetings;require evidence of implementation of EMP (by submission or by establishing a program of audits); orcarry out our own site surveillance.Strategies for monitoring environmental performance during construction:

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