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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.
Contamination can affect human health and the environment, depending on what and where the contamination is, how much there is of it and what the exposure pathways are.
One source of contamination is leaking underground petroleum storage systems (UPSSs) at service stations. The release of petroleum-based substances into the environment often results in significant impacts on groundwater and surface water ecosystems, makes the groundwater unsuitable for use and can pose a vapour risk to residential developments. UPSSs are a key concern due to their size and proximity to community.
EPA has established a project to reduce the unacceptable risk posed by contamination of soil and groundwater from UPSSs leaking at operational service stations.
In 2014–15, the UPSS program aims to raise both the awareness and understanding of compliance standards and environmental risks associated with service stations. This will allow operators to manage any immediate and long-term impacts from their site. Part of this will be done through inspections on operating service stations, where the focus will be on leak detection monitoring and leak response at high-risk sites.
Page last updated on 17 Aug 2015