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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.
Organic material makes up more than 60 per cent of all waste disposed of in Victorian landfills. There are state government initiatives to divert organic material from landfills but if not properly managed, organic material can cause environmental harm by polluting surface and groundwater and cause odour impacts on local communities.
In 2014–15 EPA will continue to contribute to the Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) by releasing updated compost processing guidelines. We will also work with composting businesses to benchmark the industry’s current practices and support the industry’s transformation to higher operational and performance standards. EPA’s focus will not be exclusively on licensed composting operators; there are a growing number of small un-licensed composters that may be accepting volumes and/or types of organic materials which may trigger the need for an EPA statutory approval, such as a works approval. These sites will also be investigated.
EPA will aim to encourage operators of licensed composting facilities to operate at best practice, as to minimise their impacts on the environment and local communities. This is a multi-year project that will involve a review of licence conditions. However, EPA’s focus will not be limited to licensed operators; we will also investigate the practices of small un-licensed composting activities.
In 2014–15, EPA will map the industry to build a comprehensive understanding of existing and emerging issues, release updated guidelines to provide clarity, undertake site inspections to investigate operations and to interact with site operators.
Page last updated on 4 Jul 2017