• EPA Tasmania
  • Assesment
  • Regulation & Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Policy & Legislation


  1. PCBs in Tasmanian Water Catchments

    A survey was conducted during 1999-2000 to determine the extent of PCBs and other organochlorine compounds such as DDT and Heptaclor in the Tasmanian environment.
  2. PEVs for Tasmanian Surface Waters

    Under the State Policy on Water Quality Management (1997) protected environmental values (PEVs) have been set for freshwater and estuarine surface waters. Regional PEVs for coastal waters (except for several site specific areas) and groundwater have not yet been set.
  3. Toxicity & Chemical Testing

    Rigorous scientific analysis of water samples in 2005 from the George River catchment in north-east Tasmania, near St Helens, found no man-made chemicals of any sort, but only natural compounds, such as fatty acids which build up as a scummy foam in streams.
  4. Legislative Context - Water Quality

    The overarching and legislative framework for managing water quality in Tasmania.
  5. Remediation Programs

    The EPA Division co-ordinates the Derwent Estuary Program and the Savage River Rehabilitation Project.
  6. Boat Sewage Management Directives

    The EPA Director has made a Directive on The Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State Waters. The Directive is a risk-based approach to sewage discharge which specifies where sewage may and may not be discharged from certain vessels into Tasmanian waters.
  7. Water Quality Objectives for Tasmania

    Water Quality Objectives for Tasmania
  8. Stormwater

    Information on stormwater management including the State Stormwater Strategy 2012, guidelines for water sensitive urban design and guidelines for sediment and erosion control.