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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 27 Jun 2017
  • 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 15 Sep 2016
  • Underground petroleum storage systems at service stations Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) runs an ‘Underground Petroleum Storage Systems at Service Stations’ program that aims to reduce the risks to people and the environment from leaking underground petroleum storage systems (UPSSs). Victorians are privileged to have a healthy environment that supports prosperous communities. UPSSs at service stations are one of the most common sources of both land and groundwater contamination. UPSSs have the potential to l... Last updated on 19 Oct 2016
  • Celebrate National Science Week with EPA Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is celebrating the role of science in our work with two public events during National Science Week (12–20 August). Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, with thousands of individuals taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation. Join us for the following events:  13 August: Living Science at the Market 18 August: 'World's most liveable city' - can science k... Last updated on 7 Aug 2017
  • Better Bays and Waterways Better Bays and Waterways is the water quality improvement plan for the Port Phillip and Western Port region. More than 90 actions have been pulled together in the five-year plan as part of an unprecedented approach by all levels of government to improving Melbourne’s bays and waterways. Better Bays and Waterways, developed by EPA Victoria and Melbourne Water, sets out the actions of more than 30 organisations including local government, five Victorian Government agencies, rese... Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Illegal Dumping Strikeforce On this page: What is illegal dumping? EPA’s Illegal Dumping Strikeforce program Our priority areas Our approach How you can help What is illegal dumping? Illegal dumping is leaving waste on private or public land that is not licensed to accept such waste. Unlike littering, illegal dumping can involve significant quantities of waste. It is a crime to illegally dump, bury, burn or dilute industrial waste (including hazardous waste known as prescribe... Last updated on 11 Apr 2017
  • HazWaste Fund The HazWaste Fund was designed to support industry to accelerate reductions in the volume and hazard of hazardous waste (or prescribed industrial waste) generated in Victoria, and to increase remediation of contaminated soils. An estimated $30 million was made available over 4 years. The HazWaste Fund closed to new applications on 29 June 2012. HazWaste Fund case studies Bosch – Copper recovery from liquid industrial waste (publication 1622) Camperdown Com... Last updated on 10 Jul 2017

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