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  • Other legislation This section provides information about legislative requirements that EPA complies with, such as Information Privacy Act 2000, Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Protected Disclosures Act 2012.... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/other-legislation Last updated on 27 Aug 2015
  • Water legislation State Environment Protection Policy (Waters of Victoria) State Environment Protection Policy (Groundwaters of Victoria) Ships' Ballast Water Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986 Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Regulations 2012 For more information, also refer to the Environment Protection Act 1970 and Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017. State Environment Protection Policy (Waters of Victoria... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/water-legislation Last updated on 12 Sep 2017
  • Waste legislation The primary legislation for waste management in Victoria is the Environment Protection Act 1970. Primary legislation provides the regulatory framework for society by imposing restrictions and controls on the activities of individuals and corporate bodies. A central concept to waste management in Victoria is that of resource efficiency. The Act establishes the waste hierarchy for Victoria, which provides a list of preferences for management options: Under the Act, EPA can create subordinate l... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/waste-legislation Last updated on 2 Aug 2017
  • Climate change legislation State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) Climate Change Act 2010 State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) As with other air quality management requirements, the State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) requires that generators of greenhouse gas emissions: avoid and minimise emissions in accordance with the principles of the waste hierarchy pursue continuous improvement apply best practice to the m... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/climate-change-legislation Last updated on 18 Feb 2013
  • Changes to the Environment Protection Act 1970 The Victorian Parliament has passed the Environment Protection and Sustainability Victoria Amendment Act 2014 (PDF 745KB; Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents). It provides for changes to institutional and governance arrangements for the waste and resource recovery sector to help implement: Getting Full Value: the Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy (Department of Environment and Primary Industries)  subsequent recommendations of the Minister... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/changes-to-the-ep-act-1970 Last updated on 3 Apr 2014
  • Acts administered by EPA On this page: Environment Protection Act 1970 Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986 National Environment Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995 See also: Climate Change and Environment Protection Amendment Act 2012 Environment Protection Act 1970 The Environment Protection Act 1970 was at its inception only the second Act in the world to deal with the whole of the environment in a systematic and integrated way. The Act is outcome oriented, wit... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/acts-administered-by-epa Last updated on 23 Aug 2016
  • Hierarchy of legislation and guidance This page provides a snapshot of the different instruments and documents in our legal framework – including how they are used and how they relate to each other. Acts EPA’s primary Act is the Environment Protection Act 1970 (‘EP Act’; Word 1.8MB, Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents). Guide to the Environment Protection Act gives a brief overview. We also jointly administer the Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986 (‘POWBONS ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/hierarchy-of-legislation-and-guidance Last updated on 2 Jan 2018
  • Air legislation State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality) State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) Industrial Waste Management Policy (Protection of the Ozone Layer) Waste Management Policy (Solid Fuel Heating) Environment Protection (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2013 Publications For more information, also refer to the Environment Protection Act 1970. State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality) SEPP (Ambient Air Quali... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/air-legislation Last updated on 1 Aug 2016
  • State environment protection policies State environment protection policies (SEPPs) are subordinate legislation made under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act 1970 to provide more detailed requirements and guidance for the application of the Act to Victoria. Subordinate legislation is law made by a body that has been delegated the power to create law by an Act of Parliament. It is used to implement the policies outlined in the primary legislation (or Act) and its powers cannot exceed those provided in the pri... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/state-environment-protection-policies Last updated on 7 Nov 2012
  • Regulations Regulations are primarily used to deal with matters in detail. Regulations are also made to control discharges to the environment that are not readily licensed. Information on the following Regulations is available: Environment Protection (Distribution of Landfill Levy) Regulations 2010 Environment Protection (Fees) Regulations 2012 Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009  Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008 ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/regulations Last updated on 14 Dec 2017

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