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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 compliance activities fall under three broad categories: strategic projects, compliance maintenance and pollution response. Each category requires a different approach to risk assessment, resource allocation and problem solving.
In addition, officers across EPA will allocate time to achieving compliance outcomes using engagement, targeted campaigns and collaborative approaches if they determine these approaches to be the most effective methods. In 2014–15:
Figure 2: Planned proportion of EPA’s compliance and enforcement work in 2014–15
We recognise that we cannot predict all compliance and enforcement requirements at the beginning of the year. The overall allocation will be reassessed through the year to account for any changes in priorities or resources; however, we have estimated we have the capacity to complete approximately 3,500 compliance inspections and associated follow-up compliance and enforcement activity in accordance with our Compliance and Enforcement Policy during 2014–15.
Page last updated on 2 Sep 2014