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 Air

Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world. Yet we can have significant air quality problems, especially with smoke from planned burning and domestic wood heating, in and around the major urban centers and during cold clear nights in the cooler months. The complex mixture of pollutants from many different sources in the air we breathe can result in serious health issues when concentrations are elevated. The EPA Division is committed to improving air quality in our urban and rural areas.
  1. Domestic Smoke Management Program

    A program to increase awareness of the health impacts of wood smoke and how to operate wood heaters cleanly and efficiently. Phase two of the program, referred to as the Burn Brighter this Winter Project 2013, is currently underway.
  2. Legislative Context - Air

    An overview of the legislation relating to air quality in Tasmania.
  3. Air Quality in Tasmania

    Introduction to the activities of the EPA Division in air quality.
  4. Changes to Ozone Protection Regulation

    Licences are required for people who buy, sell, store or handle ozone depleting or synthetic greenhouse gas.
  5. Management of Planned Burning

    Information on the measures undertaken by agencies and industry to improve planned burning practices and complaint handling.
  6. Current Devonport Air Monitoring Data

    Current unvalidated air monitoring data from the Devonport air monitoring station.
  7. Monitoring Air Pollution

    Information on the air quality monitoring activities, stations and data collected by the EPA Division.
  8. Reducing Air Pollution

    Information on strategies to reduce air pollution
  9. Tasmanian Air Quality Strategy

    An overview of the Tasmanian Air Quality Strategy.
  10. Useful Links - Air Quality

    A list of useful links to information about air quality
  11. Burn Brighter This Winter 2012 - Results

    Results of Burn Brighter this Winter 2012 for West Hobart and East/South Launceston focus areas