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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Policy & Legislation

Policy & Legislation

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

Wood Heater Smoke

Wood Heater Smoke

You can reduce smoke pollution and help your neighbours to breathe easier. Find out how to Burn Brighter this Winter.

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 Tasmania's Maree Bakker presenting a big cheque to two students at Huonville High

Schools taking the lead on sustainability

Tasmanian students are showing a keen interest in sustainability. Maree Bakker from EPA Tasmania has been busy presenting cheques to local schools as part of the 2021 Sustainable Schools grant program administered by Keep Australia Beautiful (Tasmania).

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.

Waste educators a hit with kids at National Science Week

EPA Tasmania staff partnered with colleagues from the Department of Education to host a display titled “Fabulous Fungi, Wonderful Worms and Rotting Rubbish" at the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart's Princes Wharf on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August.

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.