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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.
Free apps to help protect health and the environment.
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.
A coordinates a number of national and state programs directed at businesses and individuals to ensure wastes are appropriately managed and do not impact on the environment. EPA will assess compliance with these programs, require identified non-compliances to be fixed and, where appropriate, collect evidence to take enforcement action.
The NPI is a national program requiring many businesses to report their emissions of a range of substances. Ten sites will be selected for an onsite audit of their NPI reporting to verify the integrity of their data.
Hazardous waste must be managed in accordance with Victorian regulations and there is a responsibility on waste producers, transporters and receivers to meet their obligations. EPA will carry out both scheduled and unannounced inspections of permitted vehicles (including roadside operations) with a particular focus on non-compliance with waste transport requirements.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, licensed landfills in Victoria must collect and pay to EPA a levy on every tonne of waste disposed at the premises.
A financial assurance is a security that has to be submitted for certain types of activities. During 2014–15 EPA will implement updated financial assurance requirements. EPA will focus on obtaining adequate financial assurances on the sites that are required to maintain one. As part of this implementation process EPA will focus on compliance with waste storage requirements as well as reviewing contamination risks posed by sites. Inspections may be targeted to assess these issues.
All ships visiting Victorian ports are required to submit ballast water declarations and obtain EPA approval for any discharge of domestic ballast. EPA assesses all submitted reports and will take enforcement action where reports have not been submitted on time. Accredited vessels may be subject to an inspection each year. In addition, 10 per cent of the estimated 3,000 non-accredited ships visiting Victorian ports will be inspected.
The owners of vehicles that have been identified by EPA officers or Victoria Police as being too noisy or smoky are issued with a notice requiring them to have their vehicle tested at an EPA-approved testing facility. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in EPA imposing registration suspensions on the vehicles. EPA will be involved in at least 12 roadside operations with Victoria Police to target noisy and smoky vehicles.
Page last updated on 22 Mar 2017