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  • National Pollutant Inventory The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is a public database that provides the community, industry and government with information on 93 substances being emitted to the air, land and water, and transported in waste. The NPI program is co-ordinated Australia wide by the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. EPA has the responsibility for implementing the NPI program in Victoria. The NPI is incorporated into Victorian legislation as the Wast... Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • EPA Victoria Citizen Science program "Citizen science can play its part in increasing community awareness of environmental problems" – Bob Temple, EPA citizen scientist. EPA’s citizen science projects Meet our citizen scientists What is citizen science? Citizen science involves volunteers from the community being part of scientific projects. This involvement can include the co-design of projects, data collection and the interpretation of data. Our Citizen Science program is relatively new for E... Last updated on 30 Aug 2017
  • Waste management research Would you like to collaborate on research with EPA? EPA is starting an innovative research project about waste management. We plan to work with university partners and other science-based organisations to undertake the research. We are looking to collaborate with researchers who have expertise in waste management. To join the mailing list and express your interest, please email What is the focus of the project? EPA has previously worked with uni... Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Victorian Government Resource Recovery Audit Taskforce In July 2017, a fire started at a Coolaroo recycling plant that took a full 20 days to extinguish. With some people forced to evacuate – or in 16 cases, seek out medical attention – this fire highlighted why it’s a risk to inappropriately stockpile combustible materials. To address this issue, the Victorian Government established the Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce chaired by EPA to inspect resource recovery facilities across the state and t... Last updated on 4 Dec 2017
  • Latrobe Valley air monitoring On this page: Air quality in the Latrobe Valley How EPA monitors the air Frequently asked questions from the Latrobe Valley community Citizen science Hazelwood recovery effort The Latrobe Valley Air Monitoring Network EPA monitors air quality in Moe, Churchill, Morwell and Traralgon. The air quality information collected at these sites is shown on EPA AirWatch. A community panel has designed a new air monitoring network for the Latrobe Valley. ... Last updated on 20 Dec 2016
  • ChemCollect On this page: Background Receive updates Q&As on ChemCollect Background In 2001, the use of certain pesticides, fungicides and other veterinary chemicals were banned in Victoria following an international treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent pollutants. ChemCollect was a nationally coordinated program established to collect and safely dispose of wastes, including pesticides, fungicides and other veterinary chemicals. Approximately 235 to... Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Major industries Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA’s) Major Industries team works with Victoria’s largest and most complex industrial sites to identify and manage potential environmental risks. Major industries are classified as those that generate large volumes of waste, discharge high volumes of emissions or treated effluent, or store or process large volumes of chemicals or hazardous materials. Typical sectors include refineries, power stations and chemical manufacturing... Last updated on 29 Dec 2017
  • Landfills Improvement Program On this page: Final landfill licence conditions Response to submissions Timeframe for rollout of new licences Further information Final landfill licence conditions EPA has developed a set of new landfill licence conditions. We have amended the wording of a number of conditions based on feedback we received from licence holders. We have also prepared an FAQ (frequently asked questions) sheet relating to the updated conditions. Download the final lice... Last updated on 29 Dec 2017
  • Fishermans Bend groundwater studies On this page: EPA’s role in Fishermans Bend Groundwater studies in Fishermans Bend Key legislation and policies that apply in Fishermans Bend The environmental challenges at Fishermans Bend Q&A on the Fishermans Bend groundwater studies Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering about 485 hectares in central Melbourne. The district will consist of five precincts across two municipalities – the cities of Mel... Last updated on 2 Nov 2017
  • Licences and approvals EPA receives and assesses applications to issue licences and works approvals. EPA licences are required for all scheduled premises – as defined by the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 – unless the premises are exempted in the Regulations. Licences cover the actual operation of the site, and set operating conditions, waste discharge limits and waste acceptance conditions, as appropriate. A works approval is required when the occupier o... Last updated on 21 Sep 2017

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