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EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
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As part of Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s landfill levy program, we audit landfill sites operating under EPA licences every year to verify that the correct amount of landfill levy has been paid.
We select sites across the state, after risk-based analysis, to undergo a detailed audit of their annual landfill levy statements under this program. EPA has increased the number of audits over the last three years and every site will ultimately be subject to audit.
These audits aim to verify that licence holders have maintained adequate records and procedures to allow accurate calculation of their levy obligations under Section 50V of the Environment Protection Act.
EPA wants licence holders to be aware of the types of problems that are identified during the audit process so they can ensure their levy statements are correct and backed up by appropriate evidence. Future audits will continue to pay attention to these issues, to ensure duty holders are complying with levy requirements.
The main audit findings to date are:
EPA updated Calculating the landfill levy and recycling rebates (publication 332) in November 2016 to provide further clarification of the requirements for record keeping and further examples of industrial waste to assist categorisation of waste types. We will update this publication again as an outcome of future audit findings.
If a licence holder provides insufficient evidence to support their claim for a recycling rebate on annual landfill levy statements, it will be rejected by EPA.
Where we discover insufficient levy has been paid, EPA will apply our Compliance and enforcement policy to recover underpaid amounts.
For more information call 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).
Page last updated on 20 Jun 2017