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Acts & Regulations

The Acts

  • EMPCA
    EMPCA is part of the Tasmanian Resource Management and Planning System, and provides the legislative framework for environmental management and pollution control in the State.
  • Litter Act
    The Litter Act 2007 is Tasmania's key litter legislation. The Act introduced new types of littering laws into Tasmania and provides a legal basis for the Litter Hotline.
  • NEPC Act
    An Act that mirrors corresponding legislation in the other Australian jurisdictions to establish the National Environment Protection Council, and provide a framework for the development of national environmental standards in Australia.
  • Plastic Bag Act
    The Plastic Shopping Bags Ban Act 2013 prohibits retailers in Tasmania from supplying lightweight bags to shoppers.
  • POWONSA
    The Act establishes the framework for dealing with discharges of oil and the like from vessels, and gives effect in Tasmania to the international MARPOL convention on marine pollution.

Other Acts

Other Acts also have an important role in Tasmania's planning and management systems. These include:

 


Further information is available on the role of the range of organisations in implementing environmental management and pollution control in Tasmania.