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Assessment Process

Development proposals for large industry, known as Level 2 activities are referred, by the Local Council, to the Board of the EPA for environmental impact assessment. Following specific EPA guidelines, the proponent provides a detailed proposal that is released for public comment. The Board prepares an evaluation of environmental impacts for each proposal and may refuse the proposal or impose conditions to prevent or mitigate any adverse environmental impacts of the proposal. Typically the Board’s conditions are imposed as part of a land use permit issued by the local Council.
  • Guidance Documents
    Provides information about the EPA assessment process and guidance documents to assist project proponents, members of the public and other government bodies, including local government, who may interact with the EPA assessment process.
  • Guide for Preparing a Public Submission
    Provides information for persons intending to submit a public representation during the public comment period for an EPA assessment.
  • Power to Call In Activities
    The Director, Environment Protection Authority has the power to call-in activities that would not normally be assessed by the EPA. The EPA has developed a policy to guide decisions on whether to call-in a non-level 2 activity for assessment by the EPA.
  • The Role of Council
    Under Tasmania’s Resource Management and Planning System, Councils have an important role to play in relation to the approvals process for both level 2 activities and level 1 activities.

Assessments Section
GPO Box 1751
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email:EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au