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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.
EPA’s 5 Year Plan has a specific focus on the environmental and economic problems of contaminated land and groundwater. Sites that have been contaminated by past industrial use pose a risk to the environment and the public, and contaminated sites often ‘tie up’ potentially productive land in metropolitan and regional centres across Victoria.
EPA may require duty holders to clean up sites through a clean-up notice or pollution abatement notice. These notices remain in place until the contamination is cleaned up or managed to an acceptable standard. Sites that are subject to a remedial notice for land and or groundwater contamination are included on our public Priority Sites Register (PSR) for the duration that the site has a notice.
Through ongoing training, we are increasing the number of EPA field staff involved in managing the risks of contaminated sites. We will inspect a number of sites listed on the Priority Sites Register in 2014–15 and initiate follow-up action where non-compliance with our statutory instruments is identified. As part of all inspections, we will be gathering information that will be used to assess each site’s potential risk to human health and the environment. This will allow us to focus on the sites that pose the greatest risk.
Inspections for 2014–15 will focus on moving sites listed on the PSR from the assessment phase (determining how contaminated a site is) through to the cleanup (removing or treating contamination) and post cleanup monitoring phases. In addition to this particular program, EPA will also continue to inspect and regulate sites as EPA becomes aware of them.
Page last updated on 25 Feb 2015