The Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality) 2004, also known as the Air Quality EPP, provides a framework for the management and regulation of point and diffuse sources of emissions to air for pollutants with the potential to cause environmental harm. The EPP was developed to help regulatory authorities and industry maintain and improve Tasmania’s air quality.
EPP (Air Quality) 2004
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The EPP was made under section 96K of the
Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA) and came into effect on 1 June 2005.
The environmental values to be protected under the Air Quality EPP are:
- the life, health and well-being of humans at present and in the future
- the life, health and wellbeing of other forms of life, including the present and future health, wellbeing and integrity of ecosystems and ecological processes
- visual amenity
- the useful life and aesthetic appearance of buildings, property and materials
Provisions of the Air Quality EPP include:
- application and objectives
- environmental values and standards
- managing point sources of air contaminants
- managing diffuse sources of air contaminants