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Technical Clarification

Alternative submission for compliance for EMP - Section 3 of New South Wales EMP 2nd Ed (2009)

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0811

Guidance
2014-08-11

Alternative compliance path for submitting an EMP - to Section 3 of New South Wales: The GBCSA will accept compliance within the relevant sections of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC) Environmental Management Plan Guidelines (2005). This is to be demonstrated by completion of the checklist as provided in Table Man-6.1 extract.
The GBCSA note that it is the project team’s responsibility to ensure that all legislative requirements relating to the EMP are achieved in accordance with the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA). The Green Star SA requirements listed ( Table Man-6.1 extract ) are intended to be applied alongside and in addition to any legislative requirements. As such, should any of the Green Star SA requirements listed for the EMP be in contravention with legislative requirements for the project, the project team is to comply with the said legislative requirements and clearly justify within the short report and Man-6.1 compliance checklist why the specific Green Star SA requirement could not be applied.

Supplementary Information

See Table MAN-6.1 extract Below

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Technical Clarification

Contractors complying with ISO 14001 requirement

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0634

Guidance
2013-03-14

It is required that the main contractor on site (contractor who has overall responsibility of the site at any stage) has a valid ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) accreditation prior to and throughout the project construction. This can also be achieved where the subcontractors adhere to the main contractors ISO 14001 requirements or for smaller companies showing alternative compliance as in the Green Star SA Office v1 technical manual.

Where contracts will be split and contractors appointed independently of each other, the bulk earthworks and piling contractors that do not hold an ISO 14001 certificate nor will they be appointed as subcontractors adhering to a main contractor’s ISO 14001 responsibilities, unfortunately does not comply with the Green Star SA requirements. It is required that all contractors must either hold an ISO 14001 certificate, adhere to the ISO 14001 requirements of the main contractor or for small companies show alternative compliance as in the Green Star SA Office v1 technical manual on page 28.

 

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Technical Clarification

Demolition Environmental Management Plan
(REVISED from TC issued 2010-10-13)

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0108

Guidance
2012-03-14

Where demolition activity is undertaken on the project site within 2 years from the date of practical construction commencement (the date upon which the clean project site is handed over to the main contractor), the scope of the whole demolition contract must be included within the scope of the project specific Environmental Management Plan. Projects registered prior to the 13th October 2010 and projects where demolition commenced prior to the 13th October 2010 may elect to include or exclude the aforementioned requirements. Projects registered after the 13th October 2010 must comply with the aforementioned requirements unless demolition commenced prior to the 13th October 2010.

 

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Technical Clarification

Alternative documentation requirements

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0376

Guidance
2010-10-13

Where a project is pursuing a Design rating and a principle building contract has not yet been awarded, the following alternative documentation may be submitted for this credit:

Contractor’s ISO14001 certificate:
As an alternative to the contractor’s ISO14001 certificate, the project team may submit an extract from the tender documentation explicitly requiring the contractor to have ISO14001 certification at commencement of construction and that the contractor will maintain this certification throughout the full construction phase of the project.

Confirmation of subcontractor adherence to ISO14001 requirements:
As an alternative to the confirmation of subcontractor adherence to ISO14001 requirements, the project team may submit an extract from the tender documentation where it is explicitly required that any subcontractors relevant to the project are to adhere to all applicable ISO14001 requirements.

 

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Technical Clarification

Reference document update

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0100

Guidance
2010-08-25

Please note that the "New South Wales (Australia) Environmental Management System guidelines 2007" document has been updated and is replaced by "NSW Government Environmental Management Systems Guidelines 2nd Edition (Sept 2009)". The updated document is available for download on the GBCSA website (www.gbcsa.org.za/resources/publications.php). Projects may use either of the two documents referenced in this Technical Clarification.

 

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Technical Clarification

Documentation

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0098

Guidance
2010-08-23

For the short report documentation required, in correlating the provisions of the EMP with Section 3 of the New South Wales (NSW) Environmental Management System guidelines 2007, projects must utilise the checklist from Appendix B of the NSW guidelines, including the 'Enhancements for major contracts' list. For the section beginning with 'Cross-references to, or inclusion of, other environmental and other management related documents such as' the project must reference or include these documents if they exist. If these documents do not exist for the project, simply state so in the submittal.

 

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Technical Clarification

Seprate EMPs

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0017

Guidance
2009-02-06

If it can be demonstrated that all contractors and subcontractors on the building project are contractually required to adhere to the EMP, EMS or WMP, each direct contractor does not need to provide a separate plan.

 

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Technical Clarification

EMP authorship

Technical Clarification Number
MAN6-T-OB1-0005

Guidance
2009-02-05

The EMP need not be produced by the contractor, as long as the EMP is specific to the project and it is clear that the contractor and all subcontractors are contractually required to adhere to it.

 

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