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Invitations now open to comment on revisions to wastes, sediments and contaminated soils standards, and nominate to join the Technical Committee - Circular 13.9

To Chief Executive Officer
Emergency and Risk Management Staff
Environment Staff
Environmental Health Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Recycling - Waste Management
Date 28 March 2019
Contact Cheryl Goult
Response Required Yes
Summary Standards Australia is seeking feedback regarding the AS4439 series and seeking representatives to join the Technical Committee, CH-035 Examination of Wastes, which will consolidate feedback.

Standards Australia has progressed the following projects to the Public Comment phase:

  • AS 4439 Part 2 Wastes, sediments and contaminated soils – Preparation of leachates – Zero headspace procedure is open for Public Comment, closing on Thursday 2 May 2019.
  • AS 4439 Part 3 Wastes, sediments and contaminated soils – Preparation of leachates – Bottle leaching procedures will shortly be released for Public Comment, estimated to close in late May/early June 2019.

Please submit comments on these Draft Standards via Standard Australia’s Public Comment portal.

Standards Australia also invites you to nominate a representative from your organisation to join the responsible Technical Committee, CH-035 Examination of Wastes. CH-035 will be considering all comments received after the Public Comment periods close. While the committee is based in Sydney, teleconferencing facilities (Skype for Business) are available for any meetings and a large amount of committee business is conducted via email and online portals for the convenience of members. Nominations are requested by COB Friday 26 April

If you would like to put forward a nomination or have questions regarding the Standards or committee process, please contact Emily Dawson, Project Manager Standards Australia, via email: or telephone: 02 9237 6136.   

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