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  • Working together to reduce red tape EPA has undertaken many red tape reforms as part of the Victorian Government’s red tape reduction program. These have included: corporate licensing ($2.8 million a year in regulatory savings). View the standard cost model assessment (publication 1319).  WasteCert certificates ($1 million a year in regulatory savings) electronic landfill levy returns ($48,000 a year in regulatory savings) ballast water exemptions ($13,000 a year in... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/good-regulatory-practice/reduce-red-tape Last updated on 18 May 2015
  • Level crossing removal On this page: Current works Construction impacts Further information Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project will see the removal of 50 congested level crossings across Melbourne nominated by the Victorian Government, over the next eight years. The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is responsible for all aspects of the project including planning and development, stakeholder engagement, procurement, through to construction and delivery. Construction has start... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects/level-crossing-removal Last updated on 17 Mar 2017
  • Metro Tunnel On this page: Construction impacts Waste and soil from demolition and construction work Further information Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project involves the development of twin 9 km rail tunnels and five new underground stations. The new Metro Tunnel will let more trains run in and out of the city by giving the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Sunbury lines their own tunnel through the CBD. The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) is responsible for delivering t... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects/metro-tunnel Last updated on 24 Mar 2017
  • West Gate Tunnel project The West Gate Tunnel project is a major road, tunnel and bridge project currently undertaking an environment effects statement (EES) assessment process.  The project has three key components: widening of the West Gate Freeway a new road tunnel under Yarraville connections to the Port of Melbourne, CityLink and the CBD. A bridge over the Maribyrnong River will provide an alternative river crossing to the West Gate Bridge.  The Western Distributor Authority (WDA... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/major-infrastructure-projects/west-gate-tunnel-project Last updated on 14 Jul 2017
  • Monitoring Victoria’s air EPA monitors air quality to ensure that Victorians’ health and wellbeing are maintained. Monitoring provides information on the concentration of pollutants in the air. This: enables assessment of air quality relative to objectives informs the development of air quality management strategies allows evaluation of the effectiveness of air quality management activities. ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/monitoring-victorias-air Last updated on 1 Feb 2017
  • Monitoring Victoria’s marine environment The objectives of EPA’s marine monitoring program are to: assess current environmental quality and trends in condition over time identify current and emerging environmental risks and potential sources of harm investigate any significant risks that require detailed investigation assess interventions and management actions to protect and improve water quality provide information for the development of policy objectives to protect human health and ecosystems. ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/monitoring-victorias-marine-environment Last updated on 14 Jun 2016
  • Monitoring Port Phillip Bay Baywide water quality monitoring program EPA has been monitoring water quality in Port Phillip Bay at six sites for over 30 years. This monitoring program was expanded for the duration of the Channel Deepening Project and continued, following its completion, from 2008 to 2011. The expanded monitoring program included monthly samples at 11 sites across the bay and a wider range of parameters was tested for, including lead, mercury, arsenic and phytoplankton species. To minimise the environmen... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/monitoring-port-phillip-bay Last updated on 22 Jun 2016
  • Closure of Hazelwood mine and power station The Hazelwood mine and power station in the Latrobe Valley ceased operations on 31 March 2017, but EPA will have involvement at the site for many years to come. EPA currently licenses environmental discharges from the Hazelwood power station and will regulate the environmental aspects of decommissioning, remediation and water discharges from the cooling pond and site. The site operator, ENGIE, must comply with the Environment Protection Act 1970 and EPA-issued statutory notices that outlin... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/hazelwood-closure Last updated on 19 Jun 2017
  • Hazelwood recovery effort The Hazelwood mine fire was officially declared safe on 25 March 2014 by the Fire Services Commissioner. In accordance with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA) responsibilities as the State of Victoria’s environmental regulator, EPA monitored and analysed the air, soil and water in order to detect any potential environmental issues related to the fire. The results from the air monitoring were provided to the Department of Health and Human Services to assess potent... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-environment/hazelwood-recovery-effort Last updated on 11 Aug 2016
  • 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. ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/latrobe-valley-air-monitoring Last updated on 20 Dec 2016

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