Have all actions from the previous work area inspection been closed?
Have regular area inspections been completed by area owner?
Does the work area adequately manage clean stormwater within the work area?
Does the work area adequately manage potentially contaminated stormwater from leaving the work area?
Des the work area have sufficent, stocked spill kits?
Does the work area segregate and store waste correctly for final disposal?
Are dust suppression measures in place (eg water cart)?
Is a Clearing Sheet active for the clearing?
Is there an active AR over the area (with sufficent clearing allocation remaining)?
Has the area been surveyed and pegged or is CAES working?
Have the operator and supervisor completed RTIO Land Clearing training?
Have the required soil resources been salvaged? (Topsoil: 200mm, subsoil: 600mm)
Has soil been paddocked dumped to less than 1.8m in height?
Is there signage to indicate it is a topsoil stockpile?
Is the location documented including the stockpile capacity?
ERT Training Grounds
Are activities undertaken in the area authorised by an AR? (Note AR number.)
Are bulkies and chemicals stored appropriately in cabinets or on adequate bunds with jetting protection?
Is the area free from spills and leaks with no discernable loss apparent?
Describe current situation
Are activities covered by AR approval and associated conditions?
Has major modification to the dump design occurred since the last inspection?
Cold black shale is considered S category waste (ie <0.1%S): Lift height restricted to 10m and then traffic compacted between new lifts.
Hot black shale considered SR category waste (i.e >0.1%S and OC typically of 2%): Lift height restricted to 2.5m, followed by 2m inter-lift of clean inert waste.
Have these restrctions been included in the design memo?
If deviations from the SCARD design criteria have been made, were they approved by stakeholders?
Is the quantity of PAF waste documented in short term plan?
Is the waste dump progression plan regularly developed/reviewed?
Note when the waste dump progression plan was last developed or reviewed.
Is the base of waste dump constructed with a minimum of 5m of inert waste?
Is the dump extent (as-built design) captured by survey regularly?
Has black shale material been identified and segregated?
Are the waste dump areas, boundaries and mineral waste layers in Vulcan?
Is there clear delineation between hot and cold shale waste tipping areas?
- Paddock dump and cover rapidly
- Paddock dump and flat top
- Plan not acceptable
- No but is within 2 weeks of dumping
- No and greater than 2 weeks
Is the material used for encapsulation appropriate?
Do monthly reports contain volumes of hot and cold black shale delivered to the waste dump?
Is there a bund at the top of the waste dump surface to reduce surface runoff across the face of the dump?
Are groundwater observation bores installed around the waste dump?
Are monitoring samples taken in accordance with the monitoring schedule?
Are there any deviation from background levels for sampling results from observation bores or run off?
Has the exposure of black shale been minimised during wet season?
Have PAF blocks been delineated in mining systems and been scheduled to the correct destinations?
Has a reconciliation been completed of block-outs, survey pick ups, CAES and dispatch data for hot and cold shale volumes?
Have any discrepancies been investigated?
Have the following timeframes been achieved between blasting and load and haul of black shale?
Wet season: within 3 weeks, dry season: within 12 weeks
Is black shale present in windrows or fill material for ramps, roads and park ups?
In active black shale mining aresa, are pit sumps managed appropriately (according to wet season management plan, sediment load, capacity)?
Is the facility operating as designed with no actions required?