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News from 2011

20 December 2011
A report card looking at the health of the Derwent has found that investments to improve water quality are paying off, but that a broader scope may be needed to sustain river health in the longer term.
08 December 2011
The Standing Council on Environment and Water has agreed to release the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Packaging Impacts for public comment. An extended consultation period over 16 weeks will allow for the Christmas and summer holidays.
28 November 2011
The Environment Protection Authority Board has considered a proposal to construct a wind farm of up to 100 turbines in Tasmania's Central Highlands.
08 November 2011
A dairy-farming couple from Tasmania's north-west has been fined by the EPA for dumping cattle carcasses onto a forestry coupe near Smithton.
31 October 2011
EPA Annual Report 2010-11 now available
28 September 2011
Director EPA Alex Schaap has today concluded his consideration of whether substantial commencement of the pulp mill project had occurred on 30 August as required by the Pulp Mill Assessment Act.
08 September 2011
Director EPA Alex Schaap has received a submission from Gunns and will be considering it at the earliest opportunity.
31 August 2011
The Director EPA Alex Schaap is considering a proposal from Gunns to make a minor variation to the storm water management plan for the Bell Bay pulp mill site.
29 July 2011
The Director EPA has released his decision on a request from Gunns to vary the Bell Bay pulp mill permit.
26 July 2011
A Tasmanian company has received a $1300 fine for incinerating hydraulic oil, which is listed as a controlled waste.
15 July 2011
The Director EPA Alex Schaap has released a draft decision for public comment on a request from Gunns to vary the Bell Bay pulp mill permit.
06 July 2011
Two new members have been appointed to the Board of Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority.
01 July 2011
Two separate proposals to operate quarries in southern Tasmania have gained environmental approval from the Board of Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
09 June 2011
Two men have been fined for dumping rubbish in Tasmania and ordered to return to clean-up the litter left on the sites.
07 June 2011
The Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence 2011 were hosted by the Environment Protection Authority at Wrest Point last Friday night. All 32 entries in this year's awards illustrated a strong commitment to a sustainable future.
31 May 2011
The EPA's May newsletter is now available.
16 May 2011
Tasmanian designers and innovators are again being put to the test in a unique project that links environmental sustainability and the arts.
20 April 2011
The Director EPA Alex Schaap has received a request from Gunns to vary the permit for the Bell Bay pulp mill.
14 April 2011
River management, beach erosion and the carbon sink values in coastal wetlands will be the focus of research undertaken by this year's winners of the Governor's Environment Scholarship.
02 April 2011
Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified persons for membership on the Board of the Environment Protection Authority in Tasmania.
29 March 2011
A proposal to increase fish processing production near Dover has gained environmental approval from Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority.
07 March 2011
A Circular Head man has been issued a $650 Litter Infringement Notice for dumping rubbish in the West Point State Reserve in Tasmania's north-west.
01 March 2011
Tasmanian businesses joined forces with State and Local government employees to tackle a major litter hot spot in Hobart.
22 February 2011
The Environment Protection Authority has investigated a fish kill in the River Derwent in Windermere Bay.
07 February 2011
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) wants to hear from Tasmanians who are championing sustainability, innovation and eco-efficiency.
13 January 2011
Sampling and testing of a red slick reported in the Derwent Estuary around the Hobart area has confirmed it as a non-toxic algal bloom, Environment Protection Authority Acting Director John Mollison said today.
06 January 2011
Changes to Tasmania's litter laws have enabled authorities to clamp down on littering from boats.