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Residual risk payments for an environmental authority

You may be required to make a residual risk payment after lodging an application to request certification of progressive rehabilitation or application to surrender an environmental authority for your resource activity environmental authority (EA).

Your residual risk payment covers the Queensland Government's potential rehabilitation costs incurred by your resource activity after financial assurance has been returned to you.

The administering authority will decide on the size of the residual risk payment by calculating all potential costs of rehabilitating, restoring and protecting the environment after your resource activity is complete.

The Queensland Government may also require a residual risk payment as a condition of a site management plan for land that is recorded in the contaminated land register.


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