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

Review of the Industrial Waste Resource Regulations

EPA is reviewing the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 to minimise impacts of waste on human health and the environment.

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).

Waste Management Policy (Solid Fuel Heaters) variation

EPA is reviewing the Waste Management Policy (Solid Fuel Heaters) with the intention of varying the policy.

Previous work

Scheduled Premises Regulations review

Following an extensive review process, the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulation 2017 commenced on 25 June 2017, replacing the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007.

Beneficial reuse and waste codes amendments

The Industrial Waste Resource Regulations have been amended to clarify beneficial reuse provisions and embed waste codes directly into the Regulations.

Amending Industrial Waste Resource Regulation 26(3)(b)

These Interim Regulations change the requirements for approval of the conditions under which non-liquid prescribed industrial waste may be transported for destruction or deposit.

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 3 Jul 2017