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Regulation of Industrial Activities

The EPA Division is the primary regulatory body for administering the functions and powers of EMPCA in relation to major industrial activities.

The EPA Division currently supports the EPA in monitoring and regulating the environmental performance of approximately 600 environmentally relevant activities, and exercises a number of statutory powers and functions under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and supporting legislation. The activity sectors regulated by the EPA Division are broadly described below.

  • EPA Consultants Register
    The EPA Environmental Consultant’s Register is a service maintained by the EPA Division. The purpose of the Register to act as a clearing house for environmental consultants/ engineers who either are based in and/or have undertaken or are seeking to undertake environmental consultancy work for industry in Tasmania.
  • Food & Textiles Processing
    The EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including abattoirs and rendering plants, fish and shellfish processing, fish waste rendering, vegetable processing, milk, cheese, chocolate and beer production as well as textiles manufacturing.
  • Major Developments and Projects
    If a project can be shown to be in the interest of Tasmania or to require development approval from several councils, then a different assessment process applies.
  • Metallurgical & Chemical
    The EPA is responsible for actively regulating a diverse range of chemical and metallurgical industries.
  • Mining & Extractive
    The EPA is responsible for the regulation of over 200 quarrying and mining operations.
  • Regulatory Tools
    There are a range of tools available to the EPA (through the EMPCA) to regulate Industrial activities in Tasmania.
  • Wind Farms
    The EPA is responsible for regulating windfarms in Tasmania where conditions are ideal for producing electricity through wind power.
  • Wood Processing and Pulp
    The EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including sawmilling, veneer mills, woodchipping operations, integrated wood processing centres, wood preservation plants, and pulp and paper manufacturing.

Industrial Operations Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4604
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au