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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.
If managed poorly, landfills can pose a significant risk to the environment for decades after they close. EPA has a particular focus on the rehabilitation and ongoing aftercare management of closed landfills. In 2012–13 EPA initiated a coordinated program to look at the management of closed landfills that were licensed or regulated under a notice. 2014–15 is the third year of a four-year staged program of reviewing the status of closed landfills across the state. The program provides the transition from an operating licence to the ongoing management required for a closed landfill. Closed landfills are managed through a post-closure pollution abatement notice (PC PAN).
EPA will inspect and review the performance of 27 closed landfills across the state which were previously licensed or have a remedial notice. EPA will also continue to inspect other closed landfills depending on risk assessments, and where notice compliance due dates fall within 2014–15. Inspections will focus on: ensuring that strategies for the long-term management of actual or potential environmental impacts are in place; the progress or status of rehabilitation; the management and monitoring of landfill gas; assessing how leachate is being managed and its impacts on groundwater; and what stormwater controls are in place. Some inspections will start the process towards issuing a reformed PC PAN that will ensure aftercare management is proportionate to the risks posed by the site.
If you are responsible for a closed landfill:
Page last updated on 25 Feb 2015