Expressions of Interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced people to be appointed as Chair and Members of the Board of the Environment Protection Authority.
The EPA is an integral part of Tasmania's Resource Management and Planning System. Its jurisdiction includes environmental management and pollution control matters deriving from the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994.
The EPA comprises the Board of the EPA and the Director, EPA.
The EPA Board has independent statutory powers under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994. The Board's primary statutory function relates to the environmental impact assessment of development proposals for large industry in Tasmania. Other statutory functions include the assessment of Environmental Improvement Program, Environmental Agreements and Environmental Audits under the Act. The Board may also advise the Minister on matters that may significantly affect the achievement of the objectives of the Act.