Australian & International Guidelines
Australian Voluntary Code of Practice
Assessment, remediation and validation: Former clandestine drug laboratories and other methamphetamine contaminated properties, November 2019
This is a Voluntary Code of Practice. It is voluntary and intended to be complementary to the “Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines” published by the Australian Government in 2011 (AG & ACC 2011).
The objective of this Code of Practice is to outline best practice guidance for the testing and remediation of methamphetamine contaminated properties. These are properties that have been contaminated or suspected to have been contaminated as a result of a known former clandestine drug laboratory or the use of methamphetamine.
Australian Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines 2011
These Guidelines have been prepared by the Attorney-General’s Department and the ACC with the assistance of industry and government specialists acknowledged in this document. They are intended to provide a framework within which appropriate regulatory authorities and suitably qualified environmental specialists may administer and conduct investigation and remediation of potentially contaminated sites resulting from the operation of clandestine drug laboratories.
These Guidelines are intended for use in the management and remediation of locations where potential contamination exists originating from the operation of a clandestine drug laboratory. They should be used in conjunction with other endorsed guidelines, such as contaminated land management guidelines, which may be applicable depending upon the nature and location of the contamination.
NSW Remediation Guidelines for Clandestine Drug Laboratories and Hydroponic Drug Plantation
NSW Remediation Guidelines for Clandestine Drug Laboratories and Hydroponic Drug Plantations provides practical guidance on the assessment, testing, management, remediation and evaluation of clandestine drug laboratories and hydroponic plantations in residential settings in NSW. Protection of public health, specifically the future occupants of the premises is the focus of these guidelines.
VIC Clandestine laboratory remediation, environmental health practice note.
VIC Clandestine laboratory remediation, environmental health practice note provides guidance to help manage health risks associated with the remediation of clandestine drug laboratories (clan labs).
Practice Guideline for the Management of Clandestine Drug Laboratories under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011
This Practice Guideline for the Management of Clandestine Drug Laboratories under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (the Practice Guideline) is intended to assist authorised officers by detailing the process of identifying and managing the public health risks associated with premises where clan labs have operated in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Policy and the Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines (the National Guideline) published by the Australian Government
WA Guidelines for Notification and Risk Management after Detection of a Clandestine Drug Laboratory (Clan Lab)
These Guidelines outline how a relevant Local Government (L/G) or other agency will be notified (Notification Pathway) by the Western Australian Police (WAPOL) of a clandestine drug laboratory (clan lab) and provide procedures (Assessment and Management) to address any associated public health and/or environmental risks.
NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties
Application of the standard will provide assurance that activities such as screening, testing, assessing, and decontamination of contaminated properties and disposal of their contents are carried out following good practice.
The standard was developed by a committee of 21 experts across relevant industries in the public and private sector. These included sampling and testing operators, decontamination contractors, property investment and property management interests, the insurance sector, local authorities, public health authorities, and laboratories. Central and local government were also represented.
US EPA Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup
The US EPA prepared this document to provide voluntary cleanup guidelines to homeowners, cleanup contractors, industrial hygienists, policy makers and others involved in meth lab remediation. It does not set requirements, but rather suggests a way of approaching meth lab remediation. Those using this document also should consult their appropriate state and local requirements or guidelines. This document is not meant to supersede state and local requirements or guidelines (however, this document may be useful to state and local authorities as they develop and/or review and revise their own requirements or guidelines). EPA did not design this document for real estate transaction purposes. For disclosure laws, those using this document should consult their state and local authorities.