Our work

Setting and reviewing standards

EPA staff in a meeting.

EPA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) develop and review environmental policy and regulation.

Current work

Scheduled Premises Regulations review

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and EPA are reviewing the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 before they sunset in mid-2017.

State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP) (Waters) review

DELWP, in collaboration with EPA, has commenced a review of two state environment protection policies for water.

Review of the noise SEPPs

EPA and DELWP have commenced a review of the two state environment protection policies for noise (the noise SEPPs).

Beneficial reuse and waste codes amendments

EPA proposes to amend the Industrial Waste Resource Regulations to clarify the beneficial reuse provisions and embed the waste codes (and other technical codes) directly into the Regulations.

Previous work

Variation to the ambient air quality SEPP

The State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality) was varied in July 2016 to adopt changes to particle standards.

Waste tyre storage regulatory impact statement (2014)

In 2014, EPA and DELWP prepared a regulatory impact statement for public consultation during the making of Regulations to manage risks from the storage of waste tyres.

Review of the Vehicle Emissions Regulations (2013)

The Vehicle Emissions Regulations were reviewed and remade in 2013.

Statutory policy review (2012)

The statutory policy review 2012 examined the statutory policy framework – its function, structure, content, effectiveness and management.

Page last updated on 18 Aug 2016