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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.
Benzo(a)pyrene is a by-product of combustion and industry processes.
The chart on this page shows benzo(a)pyrene concentrations measured by EPA in Melbourne and Traralgon between 2003 and 2008.
All the results are below the health-based monitoring investigation level.
ng/m3: nanograms per cubic metre (1 billionth of a gram per cubic metre)
Note: Some projects ran for less than twelve months. More information on individual projects is available on this website.
Paisley (Altona North)
Nunawading (Springvale Road)
Brooklyn (Westgate Freeway)
National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM)
investigation level (annual average)
Page last updated on 17 Sep 2014