The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.

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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

Large amount of rubbish, including building waste dumped in the landscape

Spectran Group fined over $40 000 for illegal rubbish dumping

In May 2023, the Environment Protection Authority commenced investigations into allegations of unlawful waste disposal at a property in Pawleena by Spectran Group.

Consultation open on proposed decisions for managing five chemical substances

Submissions to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water close on 13 May 2024.

EPA considers proposal for Meander Valley Council - Increase in Height of Existing Landfill Area - Deloraine Refuse Disposal Site - Tip Road, Deloraine

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Meander Valley Council for an increase in height of the existing landfill area at the Deloraine Refuse Disposal Site, Tip Road, Deloraine in Meander Valley Council municipality.

Concerns raised about visible emissions from cruise ship vessel Resilient Lady

The Environment Protection Authority has received ongoing complaints from the community regarding persistent and extensive smoke plumes that have been evident on the cruise vessel Resilient Lady’s recent visits to Tasmanian ports.

Jenkins Hire Pty Ltd convicted of causing material environmental harm

The Environment Protection Authority welcomes the guilty plea and sentencing last week of Jenkins Hire Pty Ltd and Mr Timothy Jenkins in relation to a number of environmental offences, including causing material environmental harm.

Consultations

Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd, North Pit Underground Operations, Savage River Mine

Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd is proposing to develop an underground mine below North Pit at Savage River Mine. The mine will be conducted in two stages, the first a trial mine developed using sub-level caving methods, followed by a main underground stage involving block cave mining.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 23/4/2024

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd, Cullenswood 6, St Marys

The Cornwall Coal Company Pty Ltd is proposing to extract up to 50,000 tonnes of raw coal per annum from a new open cut pit in the Cullenswood area.

Draft guidelines closed: 4/4/2024

TasWater, Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Scheme Expansion Project

The proposal is to continue to operate the existing Bicheno Sewage Treatment Plant and existing effluent recycled water scheme at the Bicheno Golf Club, and to expand the wastewater reuse scheme to other nearby properties, with the aim of significantly reducing discharges to the Old Mines Lagoons.

Case for Assessment closed: 3/4/2024

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We the Environment Protection Authority acknowledge all Aboriginal people; the traditional owners of the Land upon which we work, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.