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  • Research and Development Program 2013–16 EPA’s Research and Development Program 2013–16 is made up of five integrated research areas: compliance and enforcement improving environmental outcomes (water, air, land, noise, odour) environmental citizenship contaminated land and groundwater regulating waste. These five program areas support our core role as the regulator of pollution in Victoria and our role as an influential authority. They are focused on the knowledge and evidence EPA needs t... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/research-and-development-program-2013-16 Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Past programs Find out about some of the programs and initiatives that EPA has run in the past.... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/past-programs Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Sustainability covenants Sustainability covenants are voluntary agreements through which EPA and an organisation or a group of organisations can explore new creative ways of reducing the environmental impact and increasing the resource efficiency of their products and services. Overview To be sustainable we need to ensure that our environment is safe, clean and healthy for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Achieving sustainability requires creative and innovative approaches to business in the future. I... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/sustainability-covenants Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Neighbourhood environment improvement plans Neighbourhood environment improvement plans (NEIPs) are a tool to enable environmental outcomes. They are community oriented, collaborative and engage multiple stakeholders to address difficult environmental problems. NEIPs are currently under review and if you have been involved in a NEIP we would love to hear from you. EPA expects to conclude the review by mid-2014. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the Community and Environmental Partners team.... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/neip Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • National Pollutant Inventory The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is a public database that provides the community, industry and government with information on 93 substances being emitted to the air, land and water, and transported in waste. The NPI program is co-ordinated Australia wide by the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. EPA has the responsibility for implementing the NPI program in Victoria. The NPI is incorporated into Victorian legislation as the Wast... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/npi Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Waste management research Would you like to collaborate on research with EPA? EPA is starting an innovative research project about waste management. We plan to work with university partners and other science-based organisations to undertake the research. We are looking to collaborate with researchers who have expertise in waste management. To join the mailing list and express your interest, please email WasteResearchProject@epa.vic.gov.au What is the focus of the project? EPA has previously worked with uni... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/waste-management-research Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Latrobe Valley air monitoring On this page: Air quality in the Latrobe Valley How EPA monitors the air Frequently asked questions from the Latrobe Valley community Citizen science Hazelwood recovery effort The Latrobe Valley Air Monitoring Network EPA monitors air quality in Moe, Churchill, Morwell and Traralgon. The air quality information collected at these sites is shown on EPA AirWatch. A community panel has designed a new air monitoring network for the Latrobe Valley. ... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/latrobe-valley-air-monitoring Last updated on 20 Dec 2016
  • ChemCollect On this page: Background Receive updates Q&As on ChemCollect Background In 2001, the use of certain pesticides, fungicides and other veterinary chemicals were banned in Victoria following an international treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent pollutants. ChemCollect was a nationally coordinated program established to collect and safely dispose of wastes, including pesticides, fungicides and other veterinary chemicals. Approximately 235 to... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/chemcollect Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Landfills Improvement Program On this page: Final landfill licence conditions Response to submissions Timeframe for rollout of new licences Further information Final landfill licence conditions EPA has developed a set of new landfill licence conditions. We have amended the wording of a number of conditions based on feedback we received from licence holders. We have also prepared an FAQ (frequently asked questions) sheet relating to the updated conditions. Download the final lice... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/landfills-improvement-program Last updated on 29 Dec 2017
  • Compliance and enforcement As an effective environmental regulator, EPA's role is to monitor industry and ensure it complies with the Environment Protection Act 1970 to achieve the environmental outcomes we want for Victoria. The EP Act is a framework to protect Victoria’s environment and it also sets out a series of overarching principles that EPA must consider. EPA, and its Authorised Officers, are also responsible for ensuring compliance with the Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986. EPA a... http://www.www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/compliance-and-enforcement Last updated on 21 Sep 2017

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