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News from 2013

21 December 2013
The EPA Director has made a Sewage Management Directive on the Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State Waters.
01 November 2013
Members of the public are invited to comment on a draft directive looking at possible longer term arrangements for the disposal of sewage from vessels in Tasmanian waters.
01 November 2013
Today (1 November) marks the commencement of the plastic shopping bag ban in Tasmania. Don't forget your reusable shopping bags!
02 October 2013
A proposal to construct and operate a gold mine near Fingal in the state's north east has been considered by the EPA Director under delegation from the EPA Board.
24 September 2013
An expert working group formed to discuss the disposal of sewage from vessels in Tasmanian waters held a second meeting in Hobart on Thursday 19 September 2013.
20 September 2013
A proposal to develop an open cut gold mine near Moina in the state's north-west has been considered by the EPA Board.
20 September 2013
A proposal to develop a pilot plant at Bell Bay in the state's north-east has been considered by the EPA Board.
20 September 2013
A proposal to increase annual production from an existing hard rock quarry off Blackbrush Rd near Mangalore has been considered by the Director EPA under delegation from the EPA Board.
12 September 2013
An expert working group formed to discuss the disposal of sewage from vessels in Tasmanian waters has held their first meeting in Hobart and will meet again shortly to examine potential risk-based management methods.
09 July 2013
The EPA has recently issued fines totalling $6500 for the dumping of waste in a forested area in North West Tasmania.
28 June 2013
Expressions of Interest are being sought to join an expert working group considering the longer term sewage discharge arrangements for vessels in Tasmanian waters.
14 June 2013
Residents of towns in the North and South of the State will be helped to use their heaters more efficiently in a project designed to reduce domestic wood smoke.
30 May 2013
Recent attention to the risks around boat sewage in Tasmania has prompted a review of laws on the discharge of sewage from vessels in State waters.
16 May 2013
A proposal to construct and develop a Hematite Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) mine west of Tullah in the state's north-west has been considered by the EPA Board.
15 May 2013
A waste transport business has been convicted and fined $18,000 in relation to the spill of sewage sludge on two busy highways in Tasmania's south east.
28 March 2013
Tasmanians are reminded to bring their rubbish ashore and dispose of it properly after a fisherman was fined for littering from a boat off the State's East Coast.
15 March 2013
Officers representing the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) are investigating an unplanned release of water from a tailings dam at the Savage River iron ore mine on Tasmania's west coast.
04 March 2013
The core commitments of the EPA Board in Tasmania are outlined in a new three-year Strategic Plan.
11 January 2013
The EPA Division is responsible for carrying out Tasmania's air monitoring program. Recently some reconfiguration of the monitoring program has occured.
08 January 2013
The following guidance is provided for the emergency burial of carcasses resulting from the recent fires.
07 January 2013
Smoke levels have triggered air quality notification in several parts of Tasmania - particularly in the south east of the state.