2006 09 september screen

hub of activity
revealing the new look of Camp Road
anglesea environment report
SEPTEMBER 2006
Inside the ‘Best Practice’ Environment Report:
Air Emissions
Water Monitoring
Land Management: Camp Road
Plants of the Anglesea Heath: Caladenia maritima
Updates on Rainfall, Town Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Environmental improvement - progress towards 2006 targets
Plus we talk to an employee about their contribution to improving the environment
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT SEPTEMBER 2006
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.059
0.167
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 111.34kg/min 69.70
86.58
Ambient Monitors
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
3
170
Primary School
6
252
Mt Ingoldsby
1
37
Scout Camp
8
173
Camp Wilkin
1
15
Camp Road
7
128
Ambient Monitors
SO2 Maximum 1 hour averages (ppb)
Date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Community Centre 2 2 2 3 13 2 2 3 2 2 3 4 6 2 18 8 3 2 3 4 4 11 16 34 4 8 39 15 3 4
Primary School
0
16 0
0
21 1
0
0
0
0
1
66 162 16 61 10 35 1 175 2
1 252128 1
1 135111 71 1
2
Mt Ingoldsby
0
12 1
2
2
3
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
3
1
3
1
2
4
Scout Camp
90 10 38 3
19 3
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
28 7
32 40 59 32 109120173 80 -
7
8
83 8
Camp Wilkin
1
1
2
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
9
2
2
7
11 1
2
Camp Road
53 22 3
4
25 2
3
3
3
3
4
39 100 56 36 11 57 13 84 6 87 128 76 17 7 104 45 66 5
4
EPA Intervention Level
210
Alcoa Local Standard
170
3
6
3
37 3
2
2
0
2
1
1
8
3
15 1
3
5
3
3
1
96 6
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT SEPTEMBER 2006
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels within the Geelong system at 28.8% capacity. Stage 2 restrictions now apply.
Water Discharge
ML
September
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
146
1303
Mine (SP4)
0
0.8
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
26/09/2006
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
9.0
3-9
-
5-9
7.3
Susp. Solids
100
3
100
-
30
<2
Colour
50
4
50
-
50
5
Aluminium
10
0.1
10
-
5.5
< 0.1
Iron
10
0.4
0
-
4.0
< 0.1
Zinc
0.4
< 0.1
2.0
-
0.3
< 0.1
WATER WATER USAGE PER MONTH (ML)
Date
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
Town Water
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.5
1.6
0.8
1.0
1.1
0.9
9.9
Bore Water
279
243
285
237
210
218
238
240
236
2186
Mine Water
81
82
81
92
106
88
93
101
104
828
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
300.0
30
250.0
25
200.0
20
150.0
15
100.0
10
50.0
50
0.0
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT SEPTEMBER 2006
land management
Once a quiet road on the outskirts of Anglesea,
Camp Road has seen a flurry of activity during the
last few months. With these new developments, it
is timely to review Camp Road’s recent history
that has led us to where we are today.
Once beyond the residential area, Camp Road is a
blend of private land owned by Alcoa and Crown
land currently under Alcoa’s Mines (Aluminium
Agreement) Act that allows Alcoa to mine coal and
operate a Power Station in Anglesea. Whilst the
Crown land has remained virtually unchanged, the
freehold at Camp Road has seen a wide variety of
land uses in it’s time from forestry to the workers
camp during the Power Station’s construction.
More recently it was the site of local horse
agistment and the Anglesea BMX track.
The horse agistment ceased on Camp Road in late
2005 after the horse owners fell victim to the cost
of public liability insurance to cover their activities.
The BMX track is a more complex story. With the
facility located across crown and freehold land and
the track falling into a state of disrepair since the
Anglesea BMX club dissolved in the mid 1990’s,
demolition was it’s fate. Years of discussion,
persistance and legal wrangling later, a
replacement for this facility has been completed
this month. What exists now is a world-class bike
park facility located on Alcoa’s freehold land,
leased to the Surf Coast Shire and managed by a
Community Committee of Management.
Constructed by renowned track designer Glen
Jacobs, the facility is for riders of all abilities.
Whilst machinery has been busily building
Anglesea’s new bike park, right next door has
been a great deal of construction activity for the
new Anglesea office for the Department of
Sustainability and Environment (DSE). Due for
completion in 2007, this office will be the new
centre for the management of the parks, coast and
public land of the Anglesea area including DSE’s
Anglesea fire management staff and summer crew.
PLANTS OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
ANGAHOOK CALADENIA (Caladenia maritima)
Caladenia....from the Greek, calos, beautiful, and adenos, a
Caladenia
gland, which refers to the many calli on the labellum of the
species in this genus
maritima
maritima... refers to the fact that the locality where the
orchid is found overlooks the sea, and is derived from the
Latin, maritimus, for the sea.
The common name indicates the orchid grows within the
Angahook area of the Great Otway National Park.
Size:
Form:
Habitat:
Foliage:
Flowers:
stem to 25 cm high
erect herb
coastal woodland
endemic to Anglesea, the species was first
recorded in 1998
single hairy leaf grows to 10-15cm high
hairy flower stem bears a single flower
large white flowers of this species are very
striking, especially in an extensive colony
September to October
CALADENIA MARITIMA
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT SEPTEMBER 2006
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
2006 Rainfall
46.2
19.6 7.3
37.1
129.4 17.0
40.8
26.0
32.8
323.4
1968-2005 Average
44.6
43.9 42.5
53.5
59.3 60.8
61.1
67.0
69.3
432.6
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
100
7 0 0 .0 0
90
6 0 0 .0 0
80
5 0 0 .0 0
70
60
4 0 0 .0 0
50
3 0 0 .0 0
40
30
2 0 0 .0 0
20
1 0 0 .0 0
10
0 .0 0
0
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Process
23.9 14.6 13.1 16.7 15.0 13.5 6 . 7 0.7
0.7
0.8
1.1
0.9
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.6
Amenity
11.6 6.6
3 . 2 0.3
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.7
0.2
0.4
0.4
0.3
1 .8
6.6
5.0
4.0
2.6
4 0 .0
1 .6
3 5 .0
1 .4
3 0 .0
1 .2
2 5 .0
1 .0
2 0 .0
0 .8
1 5 .0
0 .6
1 0 .0
0 .4
5 .0
0 .2
0 .0
0 .0
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
JA N
F E B
M A R
A P R
M A Y
JUN
JU L
A U G
S E P
O C T
NO V
D E C
AIR
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) TOTAL (Mt) & GHG EMISSION EFFICENCY (t/MWh)
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1.42 1.62 1.56 1.45 1.34 1.25 1.20 1.38 1.42 1.53 1.23 1.27 1.50 1.45 1.47 1.31 1 . 4 9
GHG Mt
‹ GHG
t/MWh 1.34 1.35 1.33 1.32 1.31 1.33 1.38 1.34 1.30 1.30 1.24 1.19 1.21 1.21 1.20 1.21 1 . 1 9
2
1600000
1 .8
1400000
1 .6
1 .4
1 .2
1200000
1000000
1
800000
0 .8
600000
0 .6
400000
0 .4
200000
0 .2
0
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT SEPTEMBER 2006
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
September
2006 Total
Forecast
2006 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
0
0
0
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
94
94
90
Air Emission Targets
September
2006 Total
Forecast
2006 Target
Ambient SO2 ( no. readings > 210ppb)
1
4
5
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions
20
98
131
N/A
1.19
1.19
1.19
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
September
2006 Total
Forecast
2006 Target
Town Water (ML)
0.9
9.9
13.2
17.2
Bore Water (ML)
236
2186
2915
2440
Waste Targets
September
2006 Total
Forecast
2006 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
0
7.36
9.8
10.0
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
3
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2006 Total
2006 Target
2006 Area Cleared (ha)
3.3
3.3
2006 Area Rehabilitated (ha)
7.5
> 3.3
2005 Mine Rehabilitation Species Richness (%)
N/A
100
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEES..
Ther
e’
s a lot happening on Camp Rd at the moment,
There’
e’s
what role does the Civil Maintenance team play?
Civil Maintenance has spent many hours removing old fences,
30 years of accumulated rubbish, tyres, horse troughs, old sheds,
a caravan, a car chassis, and assorted baths from the horse
paddock area. In place of it, DSE have begun construction of a
regional office on the site of the old bmx track. On a site further
east of this, Alcoa in conjunction with the Shire, have built a new
mountain bike/bmx track, providing a valuable recreation facility
for the community and visitors to the area.
You have also rreplaced
eplaced some fencing along Coalmine
Road near the former Local Mix site. What benefits
does this give Alcoa?
The old boundary fence was 30 plus years old, so for security
reasons, the fence has been replaced from the Local Mix gates
to Water Point 12. The fence was in disrepair, allowing
unauthorised access to the mining area by trail bikes, push
bikes, etc. Hopefully the new fence will deter unauthorised
access to probable hazardous areas inside the mining area.
Regular patrols and inspection of all fence lines will provide
ongoing security.
...RON MacRAE
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