Day One: Tuesday 8 March 2011

8.30 Registration And Refreshments

9.00 Opening Address From The Chair

9.10 The Tampakan Copper-Gold Project – The Environmental Social Impact Assessment Process: A Case Study From The Philippines

  • Overview of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project – managing multiple environmental approvals around a mine, power station, port and infrastructure alignment
  • Outline of the technical and social challenges of operating in the Philippines – studies completed as part of the ESIA process
  • Identifying risks and sustainable development opportunities relative to environmental and community management programs
  • Delivering an approvals document that meets both national and international expectations

Mike Chapman
Environment Manager – Tampakan Project
XSTRATA COPPER

9.50 Adapting Your Mine Site’s Operations To Environmental Legislation Change – Case Study Of The Simberi Gold Project In PNG

Following the new Environment Act in 2000 in PNG, Simberi Gold had to make adjustments in their environmental strategy to ensure ongoing compliance. This session will detail how exactly they went about this.

Ninkama Yoba
Environment Manager
SIMBERI GOLD LIMITED (PNG)

10.30 Managing Noise Impact And Engaging With Stakeholders

Things have come a long way since the days of installing sound level meters and producing lists of incomprehensible decibel values. This presentation outlines some of the modern techniques to not just monitoring noise but predicting and managing day to day noise levels and importantly how to communicate compliance effectively. This is not just about meeting your environmental obligations, your operating licence may be under threat - it's just too important to get it wrong.

Mike Rikard-Bell
Vice President Sales & Marketing
BRUEL & KJAER ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

11.00 Morning Tea And Networking

11.30 Preparing The Environmental Management Plan

  • Describing the relevant activities to be carried out to determine the environmental values likely to be affected
  • Outlining the potential adverse and beneficial impacts of the activities on the environmental values
  • Proposing commitments in terms of environmental protection objectives, control strategies, performance indicators and monitoring actions

Lara Jefferson
Environmental Manager
CROSSLANDS RESOURCES

11.40 Integrating Mining And Biodiversity Conservation

  • Enhancing staff’s understanding of the environmental conditions that our stakeholders operate in
  • Providing practical advice and background on native flora and fauna protection techniques
  • Examining methods of management, habitat values and types of vegetation

Graham Herbert
Regional Manager
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT QLD

12.50 Lunch And Networking

1.50 Examining Dust Control At Port Operations

Effective dust control and management takes into account major influences such as material type, properties, weather and utilises a range of solutions in an integrated approach. This presentation examines in-transit and storage issues and provides case studies of dust suppression during train transportation and integrated dust management at shipping ports ports, which can be applied at your mine site.

Ben McClatchie
Superintendent
GLADSTONE PORT AUTHORITY

2.30 Dust Solution Options For The Handling, Loading And Transfer Of Bulk Materials

  • Existing dust control methods and (inadequate) design models
  • Reducing emissions at the source (addressing the root cause of the problem)
  • New developments in research and technology: testing; modelling; equipment; operations
  • Industrial applications and case studies: conveyor transfers; ship/train loading

Peter Wypych
Director, Engineering Manufacturing Research Strength, Faculty of Engineering
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

3.10 Afternoon Tea And Networking

3.50 Understanding Port And Mine Related Dust Issues

  • Monitoring dust levels at the Windarling mine site
  • Investigating potential dust impacts to rare flora
  • Managing dust from the export of iron ore at Esperance Port

Paul West
Manager Environmental Services
CLIFFS ASIA PACIFIC IRON ORE

Michelle De Souza
Senior Environmental Engineer
CLIFFS ASIA FACIFIC IRON ORE

4.30 DISCUSSION PANEL: Community Engagement – Guidelines For Mining And Mineral Exploration

  • Providing practical advice on the duty to consult, community engagement and models of community engagement
  • Monitoring social wellbeing and environmental sustainability for strong and health communities
  • Managing differences in community engagement expectations

Facilitated by:

Oskar Kadletz
QLD Manager Mining Industry Liaison for Northern Region
DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION QLD

5.10 Closing Remarks From The Chair

5.15 End Of Day 1

5.30 Start Of Workshop A Guaranteeing Your Social License to Operate