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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.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
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.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
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.
EPA and the Department of Environment and Primary industries (DEPI) completed the joint review of the framework for statutory policies – State environment protection policies (SEPPs) and waste management policies (WMPs) – in 2013.
The review examined the statutory policy framework including its function, structure, content, effectiveness and management.
The Final report (publication 1498) and Summary (publication 1463) can be accessed via the links.
The review recommended actions to simplify and clarify the focus of statutory policies, improve their implementation and strengthen links with other statutory systems (such as planning). These actions will also improve the readability and accessibility of statutory policies.
Implementing the review’s recommendations will provide an environmental policy framework that can respond to future challenges and protect our environment. It will provide for a best-practice approach to environmental regulation and offer Victorian communities and businesses greater certainty and clarity.
Many of the recommendations from the Statutory Policy Review will be implemented when individual statutory policies (SEPPs and WMPs) are formally reviewed. A work program of statutory policy reviews has commenced and will be rolled out over coming years. Information on individual statutory policy reviews and how you can be involved will be made available on the Environmental Standards Reform page.
In mid-2011, EPA and DEPI released a discussion paper and held workshops with stakeholders. Public submissions are below.
Page last updated on 11 Apr 2017