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News from 2017

16 June 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed open cut tin mine and processing plant by Ten Star Mining Pty Ltd off Heemskirk Rd, Zeehan in the West Coast municipality.
09 June 2017
The Environment Protection Authority is calling for nominations for the 2017 EPA Sustainability Award, which is one of several categories of the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards run by Awards Australia, designed to recognise individuals,...
07 June 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of Tasmanian Irrigation's proposed quarry at Tayene within Launceston City Council's municipality.
07 June 2017
The EPA has responded to media inquiries today, regarding the reissued biomass determinations of yesterday and whether Tassal is in breach of these.
06 June 2017
The EPA Director, Mr Wes Ford, today reissued the biomass determinations provided to Tassal for Macquarie Harbour for the period from 1 June 2017 to 31 May 2018 to avoid any doubt as to the intent of the determinations.
01 June 2017
The EPA Director, Mr Wes Ford has responded to additional media inquiries regarding approval issues, following his announcement of the final biomass determinations for Macquarie Harbour.
31 May 2017
The Director, Environment Protection Authority, Mr Wes Ford, has advised Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna that the biomass for Macquarie Harbour will be set at 12,036 tonnes, or 13 tonnes per hectare for the period from now until 31 May 2018.
26 May 2017
The EPA has issued environmental guidelines for the development of a waste collection system under fish pens in Macquarie Harbour.
26 May 2017
The Government is seeking comment from the community on new draft Smoke Regulations, which will replace the current regulations in August.
25 May 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has published the 3rd Edition of the Quarry Code of Practice. This replaces the 2nd Edition published in 1999, which the EPA has reviewed to reflect changes since that time.
25 May 2017
The EPA responded to media inquiries about Tassal's previous waste capture technology trial in Macquarie Harbour.
23 May 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responded to media inquiries today regarding Macquarie Harbour marine farming regulation, the IMAS progress report and matters raised in the media by Huon Aquaculture.
19 May 2017
The EPA Director has provided the following lines in response to media inquiries today regarding the ASC Draft Re-Assessment Report on Tassal's operations in Macquarie Harbour.
19 May 2017
Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the Board of Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
15 May 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has reported the results of water testing in Rosebery, showing no evidence to support the complaint alleging that leakage from the tailings dam is impacting town drinking water.
10 May 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry by Tasmanian Irrigation at White Hills within Launceston City Council's municipality
05 May 2017
The EPA Director has advised the three salmon companies operating in Macquarie Harbour of his intention to further reduce the fish biomass in the Harbour to 12,000 tonnes for the next year.
03 May 2017

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responded to a complaint about the alleged leakage from a Rosebery tailings dam into the Stitt River, impacting town drinking water supply.
03 May 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received a draft proposal from Tassal regarding a trial to vacuum solid fish waste from the sea floor under its Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour and decided that it should not proceed at this point.
28 April 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responded to a media inquiry regarding Macquarie Harbour salmon farming regulation with the following lines from the EPA Director, Mr Wes Ford.
28 April 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responded to a media inquiry regarding any research or warnings about lead pollution in backyard vegetables and/or chooks in areas around Hobart. The following information was provided in response to this...
24 April 2017
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Mr Wes Ford, has responded to Tassal's announcement of its latest survey results for Macquarie Harbour, saying that the data will now be analysed by the EPA and it will be included as part of...
17 March 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry on the Cleveland property, near Ouse in the Central Highlands municipality.
17 March 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responded openly to questions of salmon farming impacts in Macquarie Harbour and adjacent World Heritage Area (WHA), with statements to the media about how these impacts are monitored and assessed.
15 March 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry expansion at Dromedary in the Brighton municipality.
06 March 2017
EPA Tasmania joined forces with local businesses and council for this year's Business Clean-up Day on Tuesday 28 February at Glenorchy, organised by the Derwent Estuary Program (DEP).
24 February 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has directed Tassal to fully de-stock a non-compliant Macquarie Harbour salmon farming lease until the marine environment at the site has sufficiently recovered.
23 February 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) concluded its assessment of a proposed tyre storage and shredding operation in the Northern Midlands Council municipality.
23 February 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed upgrade to the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) off Tinderbox Road, Blackmans Bay in the Kingborough municipality.
23 February 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined two people in separate incidents for dumping rubbish in an area of bushland managed by Forestry Tasmania on the Tasman Peninsula.
23 February 2017

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry off Muddy Plains Rd, Melton Mowbray in the Southern Midlands municipality.
23 February 2017
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposed quarry at RA 188 Montgomery's Rd, Runnymede in the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality.
08 February 2017
The attached Technical Report was prepared by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Environmental Research in Macquarie Harbour- Interim Synopsis of Benthic and Water Column Conditions January 2017.
18 January 2017
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Mr Wes Ford today released his latest Determinations, lowering the maximum permissible biomass to 14,000 tonnes of finfish in Macquarie Harbour for the period from 14 February to...