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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.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing and works approval guidance.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
The Victorian community has a vital role in protecting the environment. EPA relies on the community to report incidents of pollution, environmental hazard or other activities potentially harmful to the environment.
EPA sets and enforces standards regulating permissible levels of emission, discharge and deposit to the environment. Causing pollution above these levels constitutes an offence. The 'what to report' section below provides examples of the types of emission, discharge or deposit that breach the law and that EPA will investigate.
Contact your council if activity on residential premises is causing pollution or unreasonable noise.
When identifying and reporting pollution, please retain your notes in case we need to contact you to clarify the information.
If you suspect pollution has come from a business you may be able to contact them about it.
Page last updated on 23 Jan 2013
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