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The Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 apply requirements to a range of industrial and commercial activities with the potential for significant environmental impacts. They prescribe premises in Victoria that are required to obtain an EPA works approval and/or licence, and/or provide a financial assurance.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) are reviewing these Regulations before they expire in mid-2017.
On 20 October 2016, DELWP and EPA released the regulatory impact statement (RIS) (publication 1639) for the proposed 2017 Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations, including an exposure draft of the regulations, for public comment.
The RIS finds the preferred option is to remake the current regulations, with amendments to:
The amended regulations are proposed to take effect from 25 June 2017.
Comments on the RIS and proposed regulations closed on Friday, 16 December 2016. Non-confidential submissions will be published shortly.
DELWP and EPA will consider and respond to each submission. This will occur as part of finalising the Regulations in the first half of 2017.
To help inform the review, DELWP and EPA published a discussion paper in November 2015.
If you would like to receive email updates on this review or have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated on 16 Dec 2016