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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 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 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.
An enforceable undertaking is a constructive alternative to prosecution. It allows an alleged offender to voluntarily enter into a binding agreement to undertake tasks to settle a contravention of the law and restore the harm caused to the environment and the community.
An enforceable undertaking implements systemic change within a business or by an individual to prevent future breaches of the law.
Enforceable undertakings seek to protect the environment as well as deliver timely and cost effective responses to environmental breaches.The actions in an enforceable undertaking must deliver benefits to a business, industry sector or community that go beyond mere compliance with the law.
EPA will only accept an enforceable undertaking where:
More information about enforceable undertakings is available in EPA’s Compliance and Enforcement Policy and the Enforceable undertakings guidelines (PDF 694KB, from the Victoria Government Gazette).
Page last updated on 11 Aug 2015