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News from 2015

24 December 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined two men in separate incidents of dumping rubbish and littering at a popular fishing spot on the River Derwent between Bridgewater and New Norfolk, while a third person is under investigation.
21 December 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed sandstone quarry at Buckland in the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality.
11 December 2015
A new 12 month monitoring trial will keep tabs on the quality of the Derwent River's fresh water - Hobart's major drinking water supply.
10 December 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a controlled waste treatment facility at 8 Birdwood Ave in Moonah, within the Municipality of Glenorchy.
01 December 2015
This year's winner of the EPA Sustainability Award, Veolia was announced along with seven other Award winners at the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards Gala Presentation Dinner, held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Friday 27 November 2015.
20 November 2015
Two Tasmanian recreational boaters have been fined for discharging diesel and liquid waste from their vessels in separate incidents at Kings Pier Marina in Hobart.
10 November 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of Bluestone Mine Tasmania's proposed tailings storage facility at the Renison Tin Mine at Renison Bell on the West Coast.
06 November 2015
The latest Annual Report of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is now available for viewing.
29 October 2015
The annual Sustainable Living Festival is on this weekend, Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November, from 10 am to 4 pm at Princes Wharf 1, Hobart Waterfront, and the organisers have packed a full program over the two days.
30 September 2015
The EPA reached a successful compliance agreement in September 2015 with the owner of a decommissioned underground petroleum storage system in the State's north, by taking civil action through the RMPAT.
24 September 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Glenorchy City Council are continuing to investigate a pollution incident that occurred last week in the River Derwent at Prince of Wales Bay, when a significant amount of diesel fuel was found to have...
11 September 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed open-cut coal extraction pit at 6870 Esk Main Road, St Marys.
08 September 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) assisted Break O'Day Council in June 2015 by undertaking an investigation of a significant fish kill incident in the Scamander River. The results the investigation, including detailed reports, are provided below.
25 August 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry at Montgomery's Rd near Runnymede in the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality.
20 August 2015
The EPA has concluded its assessment of a proposed expansion to Gundagi Road quarry, Bangor, northwest of Lilydale.
19 August 2015
EPA Director, Wes Ford was pleased with the decision today by Seafish Tasmania to plead guilty to three charges under the State's environmental regulations, resulting from a substantial investigation that commenced in 2012.
18 August 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released the results of an investigation into the noise emitted by the Ronja Huon, a vessel used to service marine farms in the Huon River and D'Entrecasteaux Channel, and concluded that the noise is...
17 August 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed relocation of the outfall of the Carrick Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).
11 August 2015
The 2015 EPA Division and Local Government training program has been completed and reaped some positive rewards for participants.
21 July 2015
Wes Ford was appointed as the new Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in May 2015, joining the new EPA Board members who were appointed in late 2014. He was also appointed General Manager of the EPA Division of DPIPWE at the same time.
20 July 2015
The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the upgrade to the Arthur River Road Quarry at Arthur River in the State's North West.
15 July 2015
The EPA has released the results of an investigation into the fish kill incident in the Scamander River in late June, finding no evidence of pollution as the cause of the fish death.
25 June 2015
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of the proposed expansion of a gravel quarry near Murdunna on the Forestier Peninsula.
10 June 2015
Emergency response personnel from the EPA Division joined forces last Wednesday 3 June with their counterparts from the Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) and TasPorts to trial the use of TasFire's new Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) in marine waters.
29 May 2015
The Board of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed laminated veneer lumber mill at the Huon Wood Centre, Lonnavale in the Huon Valley. The proposal was referred to the EPA by the Huon Valley Council.
28 May 2015
Nominations are now open for the 2015 EPA Sustainability Award - designed to recognise businesses and organisations demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, particularly in regard to waste minimisation and resource recovery.
12 May 2015
The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed quarry and crushing operation at 1356 Tea Tree Road, Campania.
29 April 2015
The Acting EPA Director has concluded his assessment of a proposed gravel quarry on Flinders Island.
23 April 2015
A major report looking at the health of the Derwent over the past five years has found the condition of the estuary has improved in some areas and declined in others.
24 March 2015
A diesel spill incident on Monday 23 March in the water at Hobart wharf was handled effectively by Tas Ports in accordance with the EPA's incident response plan, and the emergency response was subsequently downgraded.
19 March 2015
The Derwent Estuary Program is hosting the Derwent Science and Management Symposium at the CSIRO Marine Laboratories in Hobart on 23 April 2015 and you are welcome to attend for a day of inspirational talks from local and interstate speakers.
13 March 2015
The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed expansion of a quarry near Tarraleah in Tasmania's Central Highlands.
03 March 2015
Three University of Tasmania (UTAS) students who will be undertaking Honours research into acid mine rehabilitation, pest fish eradication and land use threats to platypus in Tasmania, were awarded a Governor's Environmental Scholarship in 2015.
24 February 2015
The Derwent Estuary Program (DEP) hosted a Business Clean-up Day on Tuesday 24 February at Prince of Wales Bay in support of the 2015 Clean-up Australia Business Day campaign.
11 February 2015
The EPA Board has concluded its assessment of the proposed expansion of a quarry off Interlaken Rd near Oatlands.