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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Yes, the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 require prescribed industrial waste (PIW) to be transported in permitted vehicles and using waste transport certificates.
To enable the temporary storage of asbestos or designated waste (liquid 30XY) at an unlicensed site, the occupier must register the premises as a temporary storage site on EPA's website portal. This will enable waste transport certificates to be completed (as required by the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009).
The material must be legally transported to and from the temporary storage site.
The application form for vehicle permits can be downloaded and printed out from the EPA webpage.
The application form must be filled in, scanned and emailed as a PDF document along with 3 photos (JPEG format) showing front, back and side view of vehicle, to firstname.lastname@example.org. EPA will acknowledge receipt of the application and advise the value of the fee.
See guidance on how to apply.
Only drivers who have undertaken training provided by the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) can drive the vehicle. The VWMA can be contacted through their VWMA or by phone 03 9646 8590.
The EPA has 3 guidelines on vehicle standards (see here) which describe the minimum vehicle requirements applicable to each vehicle type. This document shows examples of vehicles suitable to transport PIW and how photos should be taken. Further information can be sought from the Victorian Waste Management Association.
Waste effluent discharges into the environment are subject to works approvals and licensing. An exemption from these statutory processes is provided where an effluent reuse scheme meets EPA specifications. Further information can be found in the Industrial Water Reuse (publication IWRG632) .
You must submit an application to amend your permit. The application should be emailed to email@example.com. EPA will acknowledge receipt of the application and advise the value of the fee.
The permit can be transferred to the new vehicle owner by submitting an application to transfer the permit. Email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. EPA will acknowledge receipt of the application and advise the value of the fee.
Alternatively you can surrender your permit by advising EPA in writing. You will be advised of the cancellation of the permit and if a pro-rata refund is applicable. EPA must process the transfer within 21 days. The pro-rata refund is processed within 30 days.
There are both hardcopy and electronic waste transport certificates available. Enquiries and purchases can be made by calling EPA Customer Support on 1300 372 842.
You must obtain a consignment authorisation from the environment protection agency in the receiving state prior to the movement of prescribed industrial waste. There are also requirements, under the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 for the movement of non-liquid PIW (solids and sludges) to another state or territory from Victoria.
Page last updated on 30 May 2017