Environmental Information - Routine Disclosure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Routine d​isclosure

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Under the Right to Information Act 2009 we make information available to the public through proactive disclosure. This means we will routinely make available information to assist the public in understanding what it is we do and how we do it, such as the information on this page. 

Further information in relation to the operation of the Environment Protection Authority is available on the Statistical and Other Information page.​

Active and assessed​​ disclosure

Information is also made available through active and assessed disclosure. For more details, please see our Information Di​sclosure Policy, the EPA Policy Statement on Information Provision, our Right to Information Act page and the Disclosure Log​. ​

Annual statistics

For the 2022/23 financial year:

Assessments completed and percentage within statutory timeframes

Seventeen​ assessments were determined by the EPA Board or by the Director, EPA, under delegation. In 2022/23, 88.23% of assessments were completed within the statutory timeframe.

Information about assessment processes from commencement to completion, and the resulting decisions, are published on this website - Proposals assessed by the EPA.

Number of environmental and contaminated land notices (issued or varied)

During the period, 219 notices were issued including 

  • ​​Environment Protection Notices
  • Environmental Licences
  • Environmental Approvals
  • Registration Certificates
  • Contaminated Sites Notices

All environmental and contaminated land notices issued are recorded on the EPA Regulated Premises layer on LISTmap - for more information see Site Information.​

Number of variations approved to permits or environmental licences 

Twenty variations were approved. 

Number of environmental ​notifications to the EPA

The EPA's Notification Management System recorded 1405 entries for the 2022-2023 financial year. Notifications include level 2 notifications, general incidents, pollution incidents, investigation referrals, external agency referrals, as well as information and questions from various sources.

Forty entries were reported as incidents, including pollution events often involving other agencies (e.g. oil spills, fires). Forty-seven investigations were commenced.

Data released under the national pollutant inventory

Approximately 150 facilities in Tasmania report annually to the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI). Information is checked by the Tasmanian NPI Officer, submitted to the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and then published on the NPI website. More information is available on our National Pollutant Inventory page​.

Number of infringement notices issued

Of the 126 infringement notices, 67 Litter Infringement Notices were issued through the Litter Reporting System and 59 Environmental Infringement Notices included those issued by regulators and investigators and infringement notices associated with investigations into illegal dumping.

Authority publications

Authority documents published​ on this website include:

Air quality information