The EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including abattoirs and rendering plants, fish processing, vegetable processing, milk, cheese, chocolate and beer production as well as textiles manufacturing.
A broad range of environmental issues associated with these industries include odour management, effluent treatment, solid waste management disposal and re-use (e.g. biosolid application to land) and emissions to atmosphere.
Food and Textiles Processing Related Publications and Resources
- Emission Limit Guidelines for Fruit and Vegetable Activities
Regulatory authorities should ensure that emission limits set for the point source discharge of pollutants to surface waters from new or existing fruit and vegetable processing activities are set in accordance with these guidelines.
- Wastewater Management Guidelines for Meat Premises & Pet Food Works
Provides advice to regulators on wastewater management requirements for meat premises and pet food works. It also provides guidance to operators on best practice environmental management in their industry sector.
- Wastewater Management Guidelines for Intensive Animal Husbandry Activities
Provides advice to regulators on wastewater management requirements for intensive animal husbandry activities. It also provides guidance to operators on best practice environmental management in their industry sector.
- The Environmental Law Handbook
The Environmental Defenders Office produced an easy to read, practical guide to Tasmania's environmental protection and planning laws for citizens, local councils, conservation groups, landowners, business operators and regulatory authorities. Chapter 10 in particular, discusses rural lands, soil and water management. Chapter 9 discusses fisheries and marine protection.
Other Relevant Organisations