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  1. Operating licences

    The subordinate legislation – the Environment Protection Regulations and Environment Reference Standard – has been made by the Governor in Council and came into effect on 1 July 2021 with...

  2. Development licences

    A development licence is for the design, construction and modification stages of your building project. They protect the environment by enabling you to minimise risk, so far as reasonably practicable...

  3. Managing low-risk activities

    Learn how to manage low-risk business activities...

  4. Understanding lawful place

    Only a lawful place is lawfully authorised to receive industrial waste...

  5. Subordinate legislation tools

    We’re developing environment protection regulations and environment reference standards. Find out how to get involved...

  6. Reporting a notifiable incident

    A notifiable incident means a pollution incident that causes, or threatens to cause ‘material harm’ to human health or the environment. Pollution incidents usually involve a leak or spill...

  7. Managing waste soil

    The waste duties  apply to all types of waste including waste soil. You must classify all industrial waste, including soil, to meet your waste duties.  Classifying waste soil before...

  8. New laws to better protect the environment

    From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to public health and the environment from pollution and waste...

  9. Sanctions

    How EPA uses sanctions to enforce the law and make sure people comply...

  10. Permission exemptions

    You must have a permission from us to develop or perform a prescribed activity. There are some circumstances however, where we have the power to grant an exemption from having a permission...