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EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
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Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
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EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
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An EIP is a tool that helps organisations manage the environmental impact of their activities. They are normally developed in consultation with nearby or affected communities, either as a statutory requirement or voluntarily as part of good business practice.
EIPs are important because they:
EIPs can be:
Under the licensing reform of 2010, EIPs no longer need to be submitted to EPA, unless specifically required under another mechanism such as on of those listed above (a state environment protection policy, a notifiable chemical order, a works approval, or an accredited licence requirement).
EPA does, however, encourage licence holders to retain their existing EIPs as a way of driving continuous improvement.
The content and structure of EIPs may vary according to business types, but their objective remains the same. Some key considerations when developing all EIPs include:
The following guidelines are available to assist you with EIP development:
EPA encourages organisations to develop EIPs for the key purpose of safeguarding our environment. For any further assistance required, please call 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).
Page last updated on 13 Jun 2018