Bluescope Steel

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Reportable Non Compliances


Regulatory Compliance

In FY2011, BlueScope notified relevant authorities of 30 incidents resulting in statutory non-compliances with environmental licensing requirements. During the period, there were no serious environmental incidents. BlueScope continues to reduce the number of environmental incidents requiring reporting for compliance purposes.

An incident which occurred in May 2011 resulted in a fine of $1500, issued by the regulator in August 2011.  The incident related to operations at No 6 Blast Furnace at the Port Kembla Steelworks where process water discharged into a drain and then to Port Kembla Harbour. The Environment Protection Licence discharge limit for ammonia concentration was exceeded.