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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.
Landfill gas is a mixture of different types of gases produced from the breakdown of waste in landfills. It is odorous and in certain conditions, can potentially be explosive when mixed with air. It also contains greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide.
Landfill gas can potentially be released into the air. If landfill gas escapes from containment areas, such as gas wells, it can move through rocks and soils around the landfill. For these reasons, landfill gas requires careful management and monitoring.
A model of the landfill and its waste management systems was used to assess the landfill gas risk. The model considered things such as: the size of the site and the local landforms; cell liners; and the type of waste managed at the site. The model then put the landfill site in context of the surrounding geology, hydrology (surface and groundwater), air quality and human interactions. The model also predicted the potential for landfill gas to:
Overall it was concluded that the landfill gas management and monitoring in the Works Approval application is best-practice and should be reinforced by EPA licence conditions.
Landfill Operations has to take all steps, where practical, to meet the emission levels for the various landfill gases set out in the Landfill BPEM. To do this, Landfill Operations must:
Page last updated on 24 Mar 2017