EPA can take businesses and individuals to court if they don’t comply with environmental laws. These laws include the:
- Environment Protection Act 2017
- Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1986.
Prosecutions aim to reduce the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victoria’s environment and its people.:
A prosecution is a legal proceeding in Victoria’s court system. It’s a way to hold people to account for breaking the law. EPA prosecutions can result in penalties such as:
- direction to fund a community environmental project
- court costs.