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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.
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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.
Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA’s) Major Industries team works with Victoria’s largest and most complex industrial sites to identify and manage potential environmental risks.
Major industries are classified as those that generate large volumes of waste, discharge high volumes of emissions or treated effluent, or store or process large volumes of chemicals or hazardous materials. Typical sectors include refineries, power stations and chemical manufacturing.
Many of these sites will have existing EPA licence conditions and may already be identified by Worksafe Victoria as a major hazard facility (MHF; WorkSafe)
Major industries may also include large-scale manufacturers that are ceasing or reducing operations in Victoria and have the potential to leave considerable environmental legacies from past operations.
The Major Industries team conducts regular assessments on selected major industry sites. The assessment process includes a detailed audit-based review of the environmental management systems (EMSs), with a focus on the environmental risks identified, together with associated controls.
In 2015–16, the Major Industries team will assess a selection of sites, both EPA-licensed and unlicensed, across a range of major industries. If your site is selected, we will contact you to explain the process.
Irrespective of whether your site is selected or not, all sites representing a major industry should:
Page last updated on 15 Sep 2016