Regulation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The EPA is the independent environmental regulator of several hundred industrial, municipal and fish farming activities of various types and sizes. EPA’s regulatory work has a particular focus on preventing pollution from regulated activities. EPA’s regulation also seeks to prevent harm to natural and cultural values, particularly during the construction phase for new activities. The EPA assesses compliance with and enforces relevant rules and laws.

The EPA provides information on these sites (including documents)​ through LISTmap.​  See our Site Information page for details and links.

  • Regulatory Tools
    There are a range of tools available to the EPA (through the EMPCA) to regulate Industrial activities in Tasmania.
  • Industrial Activities
    The EPA is Tasmania’s principal regulator of potentially polluting activities.
  • Remediation
    EPA Tasmania coordinates major remediation programs which aim to reduce pollution and improve river health in certain areas of the State.
  • Salmon Aquaculture
    EPA Tasmania is responsible for ensuring contemporary environmental regulation of the Salmon industry.
  • Underground Fuel Tanks
    The Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulations 2020 (UPSS regulations) commenced on 3 February 2020. The UPSS regulations aim to prevent or limit, to the greatest extent practicable, the release of petroleum product into the environment from underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS).
  • Waste Management
    The EPA applies a modern and effective regulatory approach in Tasmania to reduce the impacts of waste generation and to significantly increase the reuse, recycling and sustainable treatment of wastes. The EPA is responsible for the regulation of waste management activities and supports businesses committed to sustainable resource management.
  • Wastewater
    Information on wastewater management and sewage treatment in Tasmania.