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News from 2016

15 December 2016

EPA Tasmania's Air Section has been highly commended for its innovative statewide air quality monitoring program at this year's Public Sector Excellence Awards.
08 December 2016
The Environment Protection Authority has released its latest Strategic Plan 2016-19 which is the third since the EPA Board was established in 2008. The Plan sets out the Authority's key priorities for the next three years, bringing together the work...
30 November 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has written to salmon lease holders in Macquarie Harbour advising them of his intention to reduce the biomass limit following an assessment of the most recently available scientific data.
18 November 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed sand quarry at Saltwood Road, Bridport in the Dorset municipality.
16 November 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has completed his review of the Spring 2016 salmonid monitoring data for Macquarie Harbour.
11 November 2016
Congratulations to the organisers of the National Environmental Health Conference held in Hobart in November, attended by 160 delegates and with presentations from experts from America and across Australia.
11 November 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed expansion of Fairbanks quarry at Nabowla in the Dorset municipality which was referred to the Board in August 2016.
10 November 2016
Two North West businesses have formed a winning partnership, converting pyrethrum waste into clean biofuel briquettes as a substitute for coal, and taking home the prestigious EPA Sustainability Award at this year's Tasmanian Community Achievement...
27 October 2016
The 2015-16 Annual Report of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is now available for viewing on the EPA website at EPA Annual Report 20115-16.
14 October 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry expansion at Oonah Road, Highclere in the Burnie City Council municipality.
07 October 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed temporary clay extractive pit located at 'North Borrow', Tasman Highway, Cranbrook in the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality.
10 August 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed pre-mix bitumen plant at Flagstaff Gully Quarry in the Clarence City municipality.
04 August 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal to increase production at the Westwood Quarry in the Meander Valley municipality.
12 July 2016
Air specialists from around Australia and New Zealand will gather in Deloraine today, at the start of a three day wood smoke workshop, to discuss the environmental and health implications of smoke caused by wood heaters, planned burns and bushfires.
24 June 2016
As part of the State Government's Flood Recovery response, the EPA Division of DPIPWE is coordinating the removal and disposal of dead livestock to assist impacted landowners.
23 June 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed temporary clay extractive pit located at Synotts Clay Quarry, 90 Youngs Road, Cranbrook in the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality.
06 June 2016
Nominations are now open for the 2016 EPA Sustainability Award - designed to recognise businesses demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, particularly in regard to clean production, energy and water conservation, resource efficiency, waste...
31 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed Bio-chemical Plant at Norske Skog's Boyer Pulp and Paper Mill.
31 May 2016
The EPA Board visited Savage River Mine for a tour and briefing from Grange Resources about waste management, legacy mine issues and rehabilitation work at the site, highlighting the environmental improvements achieved over recent years.
27 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed fish oil and protein extraction plant at Parramatta Creek, East Sassafras in Latrobe Council.
27 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed tyre recycling and disposal facility at 3 Weily Park Road, Bridgwater in the Brighton municipality.
27 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed resumption by Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) of extraction at the Akaroa Quarry, St Helens in the Break O'Day municipality.
26 May 2016
Three Honours research projects at the University of Tasmania, which aim to support and encourage students with an interest in Environmental management and conservation, have been awarded the 2016 Governor's Environment Scholarship.
20 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been advised by Shree Minerals Ltd that it intends seeking a new planning permit for its magnetite mining site at Nelson Bay River, North West Tasmania.
16 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed increase in production at a shale pit in the Meander Valley municipality.
10 May 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence the use of supplementary diesel generators at Hellyer Mine Substation.
02 May 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed extension to the McRobies Gully landfill, South Hobart.
02 May 2016
New draft regulations for the control and management of noise pollution in residential areas and on building sites have been prepared and are now available for review and comment.
02 May 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence use of generators for supplementary energy generation at the Bell Bay Power Station.
18 April 2016
The EPA's Bunding and Spill Management Guidelines provides advice on the effective design and management of spill containment systems (primarily bunds) to minimise the risk of environmental harm from hazardous material and liquid spills or leakages.
08 April 2016
Maree Bakker from the EPA Division of DPIPWE recently attended Kingborough's Love Living Locally festival to promote reducing, re-using and recycling one type of household waste - our clothing.
08 April 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry off Lewisham Rd, Lewisham, in the Municipality of Sorell.
05 April 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence its use of diesel power generators at its Port Latta Substation.
01 April 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence its use of diesel power generators at its Que River Substation.
31 March 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by George Town Seafoods Pty Ltd to increase production at its fish processing facility in Franklin Street, George Town in the George Town Council municipality.
24 March 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence its use of diesel power generators at its George Town substation.
21 March 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry and crushing operation in the Southern Midlands Council area.
17 March 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence its use of diesel power generators at Meadowbank Power Station.
10 March 2016
Seafish Tasmania was fined $40,000 today for the unlawful disposal of wastewater from its fish waste processing plant in Triabunna in 2012.
04 March 2016
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) announced today that he has authorised Hydro Tasmania to commence its use of diesel power generators at Catagunya power station.
23 February 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry and crushing plant in the Northern Midlands municipality.
18 February 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed mine tailings dam in Rosebery within the West Coast Council municipal area.
16 February 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed landfill leachate treatment facility, located at the Burnie Waste Management Centre, Mooreville Road, Burnie.
11 February 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed upgrade to an existing clay quarry at 1521 Illawarra Rd, Carrick in the municipality of Meander Valley.
22 January 2016
Current air quality measurements recorded at the EPA's monitoring stations around the State show that moderate to high smoke levels associated with the bushfires are still being experienced at many locations.
20 January 2016
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed hard rock and gravel quarry on Valleyfield Road, Campbell Town in the Northern Midlands.