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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.
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 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 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 and enforcement policy (publication 1388) was released in 2011 in direct response to recommendations from the Compliance and Enforcement Review undertaken in late 2010.
All effective regulators are backed by clear-cut policies regarding the two basic regulatory functions of compliance and enforcement.
The Policy provides EPA with the framework to be able to say to business and the community when it will and will not do things – it is essentially a rule book on how EPA will exercise its discretion around compliance and enforcement.
As a result of the new policy, EPA’s actions will be more consistent and predictable. Business and the community will know what to expect from EPA.
Since the Compliance and enforcement policy was released, EPA has published the following subordinate policies and guidelines:
Page last updated on 1 Sep 2014