guideline odour WA   The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) of Western Australia (WA) has published an Odour guideline for prescribed premises.

  In January 2018, the DWER of WA released a draft of an Odour guideline for prescribed premises designed to guide applicants, licensees, consultants, members of the public and Department staff on the requirements for odour impact risk analysis. The public consultation finished in April 2018, and now the final document has been published.

   A week ago, the deputies of the Chamber of Chile approved the introduction of some amendments on the current text of the Chilean general Environmental regulation. The core of the amendment is focused on the introduction of "odour" as an environmental pollutant within this regulation.

   After a procedural discussion in which several deputies took part, this motion was carried by 124 votes in favour, 29 against and 2 abstentions.

minister of environment chile new regulation pig odours   The Chilean Environmental Minister Carolina Schmidt, visited last Thursday the facilities of the company Ecometrika. During that visit she participated in an olfactometric measurement and learnt a bit about the ways to manage odours.  Ms Schmidt announced the publication in the Chilean Official Journal of the first development of a regulation to manage odours from the pig industry. She also pointed out that there will soon be other regulations for Waste water treatment plants, landfills and paper mills.

   According to the Minister: "with this regulation the government is aiming to improve the air quality of the people, avoiding the impact of annoying odours, from plants near a community." This declaration was made after her participation in an olfactometric measurement in the lab of the company TSG environmental. The resolution published in the official journal of Chile sets a deadline of one and a half months (until the 31st of December 2018) to send comments and scientific, social and technical documentation on this issue to this e-mail. The draft of a regulation will be ready on the 15th of November 2019.

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