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EPA Policy Register

The EPA’s Statement of Intent commits the Board to maintaining a public register of policies relevant to its powers and functions under the Act. The aim is to ensure that in performing its functions, the Board recognises and takes into account published Tasmanian Government policies, or those advised in writing by the Minister. The Register represents a listing of the Government’s policy-type documents that the Board will take into account when relevant.

 

EPA Policy Register​

OCTOBER 2016

BACKGROUND

The EPA's Statement of Intent commits the Board to maintaining a public register of policies relevant to its powers and functions under the Act. The aim is to ensure that in performing its functions, the Board recognises and takes into account published Tasmanian Government policies, or those advised in writing by the Minister. The Register represents a listing of the Government's policy-type documents that the Board will take into account when relevant.

 

The Board is committed to working within the established administrative framework of the State of Tasmania, whilst also retaining its independence in performing its statutory duties.

 

The following Policies and documents are included on the Board's Policy Register:

A. State Policies

These are statutory policies made under s. 11 of the State Policies and Projects Act 1993:

B. Environment Protection Policies 

These are statutory policies made under s.96K of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994:

C. Policies or strategies approved or issued by the Minister for Environment 

D. National Environment Protection Measures 

National Environment Protection Measures are made by the National Environment Protection Council and are taken to be State Policies by virtue of s.12A of the State Policies and Projects Act 1993:

E. National polices or guidelines – COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water 

These are policies or documents with a policy content agreed to or endorsed by Tasmania at meetings of national environment Ministers. As such they may be considered Tasmanian Government policies.

  • National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources 2009
  • Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks 2006
  • Guidance for Assessing the Beneficial Reuse of Industrial Residues to Land Management Applications - A National Approach  2006 

F. Approved Management Methods (AMMs) 

AMMs are made by the Director, EPA pursuant to regulation 10 of the Environment Protection (Waste Management) Regulations 2010 and equivalent provisions in preceding Regulations.

G. Codes of Practice 

These industry operational guidelines were developed in consultation with stakeholders, and endorsed by the EMPC Board (predecessor to EPA Board). 

H. Emission Limit Guidelines

These were issued by the EMPC Board pursuant to clause 18 of the State Policy on Water Quality Management. 

I. Other Guidelines or documents with a policy content issued by or endorsed by the EPA (or EMPC) Board, Director EPA, or DPIPWE

EPA Board

Director 

DPIPWE, including whole of Government

J. Agency policies 

  • Legislation Compliance Policy 2006