201011 ANG november env report

happy anniversary
alcoa and parks victoria celebrate a decade together
alcoa anglesea
2010
environment report
november
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT NOVEMBER 2010
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/min 10-minute average
0.071
0.203
73.99
88.42
Ambient Monitors
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
1
39
Primary School
2
163
Mt Ingoldsby
1
82
Scout Camp
1
81
Camp Wilkin
2
107
Camp Road
2
51
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average
Licence limit 100kg/min
Ambient Monitors
SO2 Maximum 1 hour averages (ppb)
Date
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Comm Centre
3
2
0
0
4
2
10
2
2
0
1
35
1
0
0
1
2
1
0
2
0
3
28
39
0
0
21
2
1
1
Primary School
0
0
0
0
0
3
103
2
0
0
0
98
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
163
90
0
0
5
0
0
0
Mt Ingoldsby
0
0
0
0
2
0
86
0
82
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
1
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
Scout Camp
18
4
0
0
3
3
0
55
3
62
0
21
1
0
1
0
81
11
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Camp Wilkin
2
3
2
2
5
4
41
7
4
3
1
107
2
3
4
2
2
4
1
1
1
4
2
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
Camp Road
3
3
2
2
6
5
17
6
5
4
4
51
3
2
2
3
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
2
1
2
1
1
EPA Air Quality Objective 200
Alcoa Local Standard 170
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT NOVEMBER 2010
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 72.7% capacity. Stage 1 water restrictions apply.
Water discharge
ML
November
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
114
1248
Mine (SP4)
0
0
Water Monitoring
02/11/2010
SP1
Ashpond
SP4
Mine
SP3
EPA Limit
Lab Result
4 - 10
7.6
Susp Solids
100
9
100
discharge
30
<4
Colour
50
4
50
at
50
6
Aluminium
10
0.34
10
time
5.5
24
Iron
10
0.78
20
of
4.0
0.17
Zinc
0.4
0.15
2.0
sampling
0.3
0.62
pH
EPA Limit
3
Lab Result
Final
9
EPA Limit
No
5
Lab Result
9
4.4
* NB: The results at SP3 appear to be outside EPA limits, but this is due to the pH levels in the natural tributaries to the Anglesea River impacting on our licenced discharge point. Alcoa Anglesea’s EPA licence includes
provision for such conditions. This is a natural phenomenon that has generated much interest locally, to learn more visit:.http://www.alcoa.com/australia/en/news/releases/20100914_ANG_DeadFishAngleseaRiver.asp
WATER WATER USE PER MONTH (ML)
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
Town Water
1.2
1.0
2.7
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
1.9
0.6
0.7
0.8
Bore Water
284
258
283
244
237
210
203
155
181
190
188
Mine Water
112
52
98
72
102
76
85
97
90
101
114
DEC
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT NOVEMBER 2010
a decade of partnership
Representatives from Alcoa and Parks Victoria celebrated ten
years of co-managing the Anglesea Heath on November 8.
This unique cooperative agreement was a first of its kind in
Australia. It sees a resources company and a government
agency working together to manage over 7000 hectares of
Alcoa’s mining lease, known locally as the Anglesea Heath.
The agreement is formalised in The Anglesea Heath
Management Plan that provides the framework for management
of the Heath and was signed by Parks Victoria and Alcoa in
2000 after extensive consultation.
Parks Victoria’s Ranger in Charge East Otways, Frank
Gleeson, said that giving Parks Victoria the legal authority to act
on and co-manage the Anglesea Heath has enabled it to be
treated consistently with the surrounding Great Otway National
Park.
“The two organisations have worked extensively together to
improve the Anglesea Heath, including improvements to
signage, track rationalisation and rehabilitation, weed removal
and importantly, the presence of Parks Victoria Rangers to help
educate the various user groups helps enormously.
Mine Manager, Chris Rolland, spoke of his professional
satisfaction in participating in the management of the Anglesea
Heath.
“Getting to this position took a lot of hard work and good faith
from a range of people including Alcoa, Parks Victoria and the
broader community, particularly ANGAIR.
The works done on Cecil Track stand out for me as a real
testimony to the strength of this partnership approach to land
management. By working collaboratively with CCMA, DSE,
Parks Victoria and Surf Coast Shire we were able to rehabilitate
the tracks and river banks in this area as well as creating a
concrete ford over the waterway. This not only improved
access into a beautiful area, but helped significantly to preserve
it”, he said.
The Anglesea Heath Consultative Committee (AHCC)
continues to meet and provide guidance on the management of
the Anglesea Heath. Alcoa acknowledges and thanks both
members of the AHCC and Parks Victoria for their ongoing
contribution and effort to manage this unique area.
All these activities make the Heath more resilient and contribute
to a better user experience for local people and visitors”, Mr
Gleeson said.
PLANTS OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
COMMON HEATH (Epacris impressa)
Size:
Distribution:
0.5 W x 0.6 H cm
Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania
and eastern South Australia
Habitat:
widespread in tea-tree heath, wattle teatree scrub, low grassy open forest,
sclerophyll woodland, dry, damp and
valley sclerophyll forests
open, wiry shrub
prickly tapering leaves to 15mm long
masses of white, pink or red flowers
March - November
The pink form of Common Heath,
Epacris impressa, has the distinction of
being the first flower to be officially
proclaimed an Australian state floral
emblem in 1958.
Form:
Foliage:
Flowers:
Did you know:
COMMON HEATH
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT NOVEMBER 2010
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Long Term Average
2010 Rainfall
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
42.9
41.6
40.2
51.9
59.9
59.1
63.0
65.8
66.9
68.9
55.2
5.0
67.0
63.0
57.0
30.2
71.8
47.4
121.2
56.8
141.1
81.2
DEC
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
2000
2009
2010
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
Amenity Water Use
1.0
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.1
1.7
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
Process Water use
2.0
1.1
0.6
1.1
0.9
1.1
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.7
1.8
0.4
0.6
0.7
DEC
AIR
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) TOTAL (Mt) & GHG EMISSION EFFICIENCY (t/mwH)
GHG t
GHG t/MWh
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
f orecast
1227846
1265103
1504860
1448793
1468098
1309674
1491486
1396713
1452351
1361632
1447212
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.18
1.23
1.22
1.19
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT NOVEMBER 2010
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
November
2010 Total
2010 Forecast
2010 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
0
0
0
Env Near Miss vs Env Incident Run Rate (ratio)
4
4.3
4.3
2.5
100
100
100
90
November
2010 Total
2010 Forecast
2010 Target
Ambient SO2 (no. readings > 200ppb)
0
0
0
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions (No.)
15
185
202
NA
1.18
1.19
1.19
1.20
0
0
0
0
November
2010 Total
2010 Forecast
2010 Target
Town Water (ML)
0.8
12.0
13.1
14.2
Bore Water (ML)
188
2433
2654
4000
Waste Targets
November
2010 Total
2010 Forecast
2010 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
0
3.32
3.6
8
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0
0
0
0
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
Air Emission Targets
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m3 norm ops)
Water Targets
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2010 Total
2010 Target
2010 Area to Clear (ha)
3.1
3.1
2010 Area to Rehabilitate (ha)
5.4
> 3.1
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEE
Hi Chris! What prompted Alcoa to initiate a partnership with
Parks Victoria?
The idea surfaced when we were in discussions with the
community about moving Coal Mine Road. When focussing on
that section of land, we realised that in reality, no-one was
looking after the rest of the lease. Despite the lack of
management, the area was still in reasonable shape, although
the track systems were excessive in number and highly eroded.
From that, the idea grew to where we worked with the
government agencies and legal people to develop this unique
agreement.
Has this type of partnership been done anywhere else?
We believe it’s the first instance of a resources company and a
government agency working in partnership to manage land for
conservation purposes.
What do you think is the most important achievement of the
partnership to date?
I think the creation of the Anglesea Heath Management Plan
was an enormous step in forming a solid management base
and was an incredible privilege to witness, first hand, the power
of passionate people from the community working to a common
aim.
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