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EPA develops and reviews environmental policies and Regulations. We do this with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Our current work includes:

  • reviewing our environment protection policies for noise
  • reviewing our recycled water guidelines
  • reviewing urban stormwater best practice environmental management guidelines
  • subordinate legislation reform to support the new environment protection laws in 2020. 

Subordinate legislation means a legal instrument made to support an Act. It can include Regulations, legislative instruments and compliance codes.

This work will help deliver modern, streamlined and accessible environmental standards. It will reflect the best available science, knowledge and evidence. We’ll consult with our stakeholders and the Victorian community to help shape our revised policies.

Read next

Setting and reviewing standards

Scheduled Premises Regulations review

Scheduled Premises Regulations review discussion paper (2015)

Environmental standards reform

State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) review

Review of the noise State Environment Protection Policies

Review of Residential Noise Regulations

Waste management policies for landfills and e–waste management

Variation to the Waste Management Policy (Solid Fuel Heating): response to comments

VCEC review of policy impact assessments

Changes to waste Regulations – beneficial reuse and waste codes

Amending Industrial Waste Resource Regulation 26(3)(b)

Waste tyre storage RIS

Review of the Vehicle Emissions Regulations

Statutory policy review 2012

Reviewed 28 October 2019