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.
Real-time air quality data for Tasmania from the BLANkET network of monitoring stations.
The EPA regulates several hundred industrial and municipal activities of various types and sizes.
Noise regulations allow for noisy activities to be undertaken at reasonable times.
Policies and legislation underpin Tasmania's environmental management and pollution control systems.
The EPA is celebrating 10 years as naming rights sponsor for the EPA Sustainability Award category of the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards and will be sponsoring two Award categories.
The Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 has recently been amended to include among other things a new section 23AA that provides the Director EPA with the discretion to publish, provide or make available environmental monitoring information.
IQAir recently published their 5th Annual World Air Quality Report which details the world’s most polluted countries, territories, and regions in 2022.
Last Friday 24 March, a team of staff from the EPA, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and the Burnie City Council conducted a clean-up at Emu River.
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.