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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.
Compliance maintenance activities include the assessment of sites and instruments known to EPA, where a statutory permission, approval, exemption or direction has been provided.
EPA issues statutory instruments, such as licences, to duty holders to ensure that their operations do not harm the environment. We monitor compliance with these instruments to ensure that risks to the environment are being managed appropriately, while maintaining EPA’s regulatory oversight and protecting the integrity of the statutory system. This also ensures a level playing field for operators who do the right thing.
Where appropriate, EPA prioritises activities and sites on risk. Other activities and sites may warrant assessment regardless of risk due to statutory obligations. A small portion of assessments will be conducted on a random sample of sites to ensure that the statutory process has been adhered to, or to increase EPA’s regulatory presence.
Page last updated on 1 Sep 2014