Regulatory Governance

Regulatory Governance

Everyone on the Lynas team respects the environment. We strive to prevent, minimise, mitigate and remediate any effects our operations may have. We operate under and adhere to strict environmental management requirements enforced in Australia and Malaysia by the relevant Government authorities.

These regulations ensure that third parties undertake consistent monitoring to assess what impact, if any, our operations are having on the environment. The results of this monitoring are publicly available at all times. They are provided in writing and online to the regulatory authorities, our employees, customers, and local communities as part of our ongoing stakeholder communications.

Mt Weld:
The following governance bodies monitor the environmental impact at Mt Weld.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)
Department of Mines and Petroleum amalgamated with Department of Commerce to form DMIRS.

The DMIRS covers; environmental management, regulation and rehabilitation in accordance with Programmes of Work, Mining Proposals and Mine Closure Plans.

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Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER)
Department of Environment Regulation. Department of Water and Environmental Protection Authority amalgamated to form DWER.

The DWER has three main functions of regulation: Water, Environmental Regulation, Office of the Environmental Protection Authority.

  • Mt Weld Groundwater Abstraction Licence (GWL171310(2))
  • Mt Weld Prescribed Premises Licence (L8141/2007/2)
  • Ministerial Statement 476

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Mt Weld is regularly audited by Government Agencies and third parties on an annual basis to ensure compliance with environmental approvals and licences.

Lynas Malaysia:
The following governance bodies monitor the environmental impact at Lynas Malaysia’s plant.

Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)

The AELB is an independent regulator for Lynas’ Environmental Radiation Monitoring Programs:

  1. Public radiation exposure (PRE)
  2. Environmental Radiation Monitoring Program (ERMP)
  3. Continuous Aerosol Monitoring System (AMS)

The AELB provides Scheduled reporting of Environmental Radiation Monitoring and on-line and real-time from the Aerosol Monitoring System. The map can be viewed here

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Department of Environment (DOE)

Lynas conducts monitoring along Sg. Balok every month, and monitoring is carried out by PERMULAB Sdn. Bhd, an accredited lab under DOE. There are a total of 11 stations starting from the Lynas discharge point up to the Sg. Balok river mouth.

Monitoring at the Final Discharge Point (FDP) is conducted on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This monitoring is conducted by Environmental Science Sdn Bhd, a third party lab accredited by DOE.

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