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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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.

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.

Items of Interest

EPA issues direction to Recycal Pty Ltd

The EPA has issued a direction to Recycal under section 92(1)(l) of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

EPA releases report on the Plenty River health monitoring

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) engaged the Water Management and Assessment Branch (WMAB) of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) to undertake river health monitoring in the Plenty River in September 2020.

EPA welcomes decision on Recycal Pty Ltd

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes the decision of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT) in relation to the regulation of the Rocherlea site of Recycal Pty Ltd (Recycal).

EPA considers proposal for Artec Woodchip Mill Upgrade, Bell Bay

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Artec Pty Ltd for the upgrade of its woodchip mill at Bell Bay in George Town Council municipality.

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.