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Compliance and enforcement policy
EPA’s Compliance and enforcement policy (publication 1388) was first released in 2011 in direct response to recommendations from the Compliance and Enforcement Review undertaken in late 2010.
All effective regulators are backed by clear-cut policies regarding the two basic regulatory functions of compliance and enforcement.
The Policy provides EPA with the framework to be able to say to business and the community when it will and will not do things – it is essentially a rule ...
Last updated on 2 Aug 2017
An enforceable undertaking is a constructive alternative to prosecution. It allows an alleged offender to voluntarily enter into a binding agreement to undertake tasks to settle a contravention of the law and restore the harm caused to the environment and the community.
An enforceable undertaking implements systemic change within a business or by an individual to prevent future breaches of the law.
Enforceable undertakings seek to protect the environment as well as deliver timely and cos...
Last updated on 11 Aug 2015
EPA authorised officer powers
The Environment Protection Act 1970 (EP Act) provides EPA with its powers. Some of these powers are delegated by EPA to staff in specific roles.
The EP Act allows EPA to appoint staff to the role of authorised officer. The appointed officers can then exercise powers given to them by the EP Act.
The primary role of EPA’s authorised officers is to ensure that businesses, government and individuals comply with the EP Act. They do this by:
Last updated on 1 Mar 2016
Fees and penalties
The value of fee and penalty units is set by the Treasurer of Victoria for each financial year. Current and future fee and penalty unit values can be accessed at the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Indexation of fees and penalties web page (DTF website).
The values for the 2017–18 financial year were gazetted (Victoria Government Gazette Number 13; PDF 4.4MB) on 30 March 2017 and are as follows:
One fee unit – $14.22.
One penalty unit...
Last updated on 30 Jun 2017
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Why do we have works approvals?
How to apply for a works approval
Are there exemptions from works approval requirements?
EPA’s assessment process
Works approval compliance
You can find works approvals – as well as works approval applications and assessment summaries – on the EPA Interaction Portal:
Search for a works approval or an exemption under the Environment Protection Act
Works approvals are issued by EPA Victoria ...
Last updated on 3 Jul 2017
Search for a licence or annual performance statement
EPA licences and annual performance statements (APS) are accessible to the public.
Please note that only the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari, can be used to search for an APS. Please refer to portal help and troubleshooting for more information.
Search for a licence
Search for an amalgamated licence
Search for an APS
Search for an audit report
To obtain a copy of a licence or APS that you cannot find through this search email a...
Last updated on 19 Sep 2017
Public participation in works approvals and licensing
The public can comment on works approval or licence applications and appeal against those EPA has granted....
Last updated on 21 Jul 2012
Research, development and demonstration (RD&D) approvals
You can find RD&D approvals on the EPA Interaction Portal:
Search for an RD&D approval
Download the Approvals proposal pathway form (Word 508KB)
Download the Approvals proposal form and pathway guidelines (publication 1560)
Download an RD&D approval application form (publication 1369)
Works approval is required pursuant to section 19A of the Environment Protection Act 1970 for works at scheduled premises which will, ...
Last updated on 7 Jul 2017
Section 30A approvals for temporary discharge, storage or use of waste
You can find 30A approvals on the EPA Interaction Portal:
Search for a 30A approval
What is a 30A approval?
Section 30A is an overriding provision of the Environment Protection Act under which the EPA can authorise discharges, emissions, storage, treatment, disposal and handling of waste in emergencies and other temporary situations that would otherwise be an offence under the Act.
30A approvals are not issued lightly, as they permit activities that would not normally be allowed.
Last updated on 20 May 2015
Annual performance statements
Watch a short video about annual performance statements. This video highlights the important elements that licence holders need to know when completing an APS.
Annual performance statements (APSs) are the way by which licence holders report their environmental performance for the previous financial year. An APS lists performance against each licence condition and requires an explanation of all non-compliance incidents.
APSs must be submitted to EPA by 30 September each year and mus...
Last updated on 8 Jul 2015