The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.

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Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Noise regulations allow for noisy activities to be undertaken at reasonable times.

Policy & Legislation

Policy & Legislation

Policies and legislation underpin Tasmania's environmental management and pollution control systems.

Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality

Real-time air quality data for Tasmania from the BLANkET network of monitoring stations.

Assessment

Assessment

The EPA is responsible for assessing the environmental impacts of new development proposals.

Regulation

Regulation

The EPA regulates several hundred industrial and municipal activities of various types and sizes.

Items of Interest

EPA Sustainability Award Finalists 2021

EPA Sustainability Award Finalists announced

The Finalists have been selected for the EPA Sustainability Award in the 2021 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards.

EPA considers proposal for Deep Creek Sawmill and Kiln, Wynyard

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by CLTP Panel Products Pty Ltd for Deep Creek Sawmill and Kiln, Wynyard in the Waratah-Wynyard Council municipality.

EPA to investigate Norske Skog incident

​​​The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will investigate an incident in the Derwent River near the Norske Skog Paper Mill after wastewater not fully treated was found to have been discharged to the river.

A Stronger Environment Protection Authority

The Tasmanian Government has announced the structural and organisational separation of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment (DPIPWE) into a standalone independent State Authority.

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.