Approved recycled water management plans (RWMPs) and granted exemptions can be amended.
Amending an RWMP
The recycled water provider must apply to the regulator for approval of any proposed amendments to an approved RWMP.
If the regulator wants to amend an approved RWMP to protect public health, the regulator must provide the recycled water provider with a show cause notice about the proposed amendment.
Amendments to RWMPs include:
- minor amendments
- amendments requested by the recycled water provider
- amendments required by the regulator to protect public health or to ensure that a critical recycled water scheme continues to operate.
These amendments do not apply to recycled water providers with a granted exemption.
Amending an exemption
An exemption holder must notify the regulator immediately of any changes. The regulator will determine if the exemption needs to be amended or cancelled.
If the regulator wants to amend a granted exemption to protect public health, the regulator must provide the recycled water provider with an information notice for the decision.
When to apply for an amendment
A recycled water provider may be required to amend its approved RWMP or granted exemption if:
- the recycled water quality criteria relevant to the scheme change
- the scheme has not complied with a condition of its approved RWMP or granted exemption
- the scheme uses new process technology
- there are any other changes to the scheme that will affect the approved RWMP or granted exemption.
Last reviewed 16 February 2012
Last updated 29 September 2011