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

coastal landscape with water spray on rocks

Have your say on proposed changes to EMPCA

The draft Environmental Management and Pollution Control Amendment Bill 2022 proposes changes to the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA). The public comment period is open until 3 June 2022.

EPA announced as a new partner for the Derwent Estuary Program

The EPA is delighted to join as a new partner for the Derwent Estuary Program (DEP) and looks forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring in assisting the coordination of initiatives to reduce water pollution and monitor river health.

Draft EIS guidelines for Mt Livingstone and Mt Lindsay mines open for public comment

Draft project-specific EIS guidelines for two new mines are currently open for public comment until 21 May 2022.

EPA considers proposal for Devonport East Terminal 3 Dredging and Reclaim

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by TasPorts for proposed dredging and land reclamation in Devonport.

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.