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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.
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 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.
As an effective environmental regulator, EPA's role is to monitor industry and ensure it complies with the Environment Protection Act 1970 to achieve the environmental outcomes we want for Victoria. The EP Act is a framework to protect Victoria’s environment and it also sets out a series of overarching principles that EPA must consider. EPA, and its Authorised Officers, are also responsible for ensuring compliance with the Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986.
EPA aims to be an effective regulator and an influential authority on environmental impacts that exercises its statutory authority fairly and credibly. The Compliance and Enforcement Policy articulates EPA’s approach, method and priorities for ensuring compliance with our Acts and carrying out our compliance and enforcement powers.
The policy also identifies many of EPA’s enforcement powers, how they differ depending on the severity of the non-compliance, and an explanation of how and when they are used. EPA commits itself to this policy and the principles it establishes.
EPA will balance the use of its influence and enforcement tools to achieve compliance, uphold environmental standards and drive environmental improvement.
EPA’s annual plans for our compliance activities, and reports on meeting them.
Remedial notices and directions are used by EPA to prevent or remedy a range of non-compliances or likely non-compliances.
Page last updated on 17 Sep 2014