Trigger Action Response Protocols (TARPs) for cooling water systems at thermal power stations
Inspection checklists for authorised officers
These inspection tools have been developed by the NSW Ministry of Health to support regulators in local councils and Public Health Units to carry out inspections regarding installation and maintenance of cooling water systems.
Industry stakeholders may also wish to use these tools to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2012:
Templates for improvement notices and prohibition orders
The Improvement Notice - Regulated systems
template has been developed by the NSW Ministry of Health to support Authorised Officers to serve an improvement notice, pursuant to sections 41 and 42 of the Public Health Act 2010
, if the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that a regulated system does not comply with, or is not operated or maintained in accordance with, an enforceable requirement.
An improvement notice requires an occupier at a premises at which a regulated system in installed/operated/maintained to comply with the specified enforceable requirement. Local regulators will need to update/modify this template with their own information as required.
A prohibition order in relation to a regulated system orders, pursuant to section 45 of the Public Health Act 2010, the immediate shut down and cessation of operation of particular premises at which a regulated system is installed until a Certificate of Clearance is issued. A prohibition order can only be issued if the Director General/local government authority/General Manager of a local council believes on reasonable grounds that:
a. that any of the circumstances in which an improvement notice may be issued exist and that:
i. the occupier has not complied with an improvement notice within the time required under the notice, and
ii. the issue of the prohibition order is necessary to prevent or mitigate a serious risk to public health, or
b. that any of the circumstances in which an improvement notice may be issued exist and that the issue of the prohibition order (without first issuing an improvement notice) is urgently necessary to prevent or mitigate a serious risk to public health.
Local regulators will need to update/modify this template with their own information as required.