Air management

Chapter 7: Air management

The Air management chapter deals with minimizing the many potential causes of on- and off-farm air pollution from horticultural production, such as odours, dust, smoke and noise.

Noise many not seem like an environmental management issue for growers, however most state legislation for environmental protection includes noise as part of the definition of the environment. For this reason, noise management is included in the environmental assurance process for horticultural businesses.

Note that greenhouse gases are covered in Chapter 8 – Energy & Greenhouse Gases.

Note that within each chapter the guidelines provide information and guidance on the following:

  • the priority environmental management issues of concern;
  • how a business can assess the associated environmental risks;
  • practices that are recommended for addressing the identified risks; and
  • suggestions for monitoring and recording to demonstrate that environmental management outcomes are being met.

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