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EPA is reviewing the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 (the Regulations) to minimise impacts of industrial waste on human health and the environment.
The Regulations are an important part of Victoria’s regulatory framework for environmental protection, and expire in mid-2019. The Regulations categorise industrial wastes by risk profile to ensure that each is appropriately handled, stored, treated, transported and disposed of.
The Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into EPA signals an intention for major reform of the Environment Protection Act 1970. The reform is likely to require changes supporting regulations such as the Industrial Waste Resource Regulations. The review of the Regulations will be closely aligned will the broader reform process to ensure consistency.
The review of the Regulations will focus on the hazard categorisation of waste so that it appropriately reflects the risks arising from the management of waste, and contemporary science. EPA is reviewing scientific understanding of the contaminants and components of waste, from its creation to disposal. This research will inform the new Regulations to ensure human health and environmental impacts of waste are minimised.
Initially, EPA will consult with relevant stakeholders about the existing regulations, which will inform the development of options to address issues and improve their operation. We will then undertake further public consultation about policy options.
EPA has begun targeted consultation on the content and operation of the Regulations in April 2017. If you are interested in providing feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like any further information about the review, please email email@example.com or call 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).
Page last updated on 24 Apr 2017