Preliminary risk screen assessments (PRSAs) are a new environmental assessment process in Victoria conducted by EPA-appointed environmental auditors under the Environment Protection Act 2017.
PRSAs look for possible land contamination and relate to a site’s existing or proposed future use. PRSAs also:
- work out whether there’s a need for an environmental audit
- recommend the scope for an environmental audit.
PRSAs don’t replace environmental audits. Environmental auditors do PRSAs to find out whether there’s a need for more detailed assessment.
Once a PRSA is complete, the auditor will provide you with a statement (letting you know if there will be an environmental audit) and report (a review of the information and findings in the assessment).