The aim is to ensure that in performing its functions, the Board recognises and takes into account published Tasmanian Government policies, or those advised in writing by the Minister. The Register represents a listing of the Government’s policy-type documents that the Board will take into account when relevant.
EPA Policy Register
(308Kb) - April 2020
The EPA's Statement of Intent commits the Board to maintaining a public register of policies relevant to its powers and functions under the Act. The aim is to ensure that in performing its functions, the Board recognises and takes into account published Tasmanian Government policies, or those advised in writing by the Minister. The Register represents a listing of the Government's policy-type documents that the Board will take into account when relevant.
The Board is committed to working within the established administrative framework of the State of Tasmania, whilst also retaining its independence in performing its statutory duties.
The following policies and documents are included on the Board's Policy Register:
A. State Policies
These are statutory policies made under s. 11 of the
State Policies and Projects Act 1993:
B. Environment Protection Policies
These are statutory policies made under s.96K of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994:
C. Policies or strategies approved or issued by the Minister for Environment
D. National Environment Protection Measures
National Environment Protection Measures are made by the National Environment Protection Council and are taken to be State Policies by virtue of s.12A of the State Policies and Projects Act 1993:
E. National Policies or guidelines - COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water
These are policies or documents with a policy content agreed to or endorsed by Tasmania at meetings of national environment Ministers. As such they may be considered Tasmanian Government policies.
- National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources 2009
- Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks 2006
- Guidance for Assessing the Beneficial Reuse of Industrial Residues to Land Management Applications - A National Approach 2006
F. Approved Management Methods (AMMs)
AMMs are made by the Director, EPA pursuant to regulation 19 of the Environment Protection (Waste Management) Regulations 2020 and equivalent provisions in preceding Regulations.
G. Codes of Practice
These industry operational guidelines were developed in consultation with stakeholders and endorsed by the EMPC Board (predecessor to EPA Board).
H. Emission Limit Guidelines
These were issued by the EMPC Board pursuant to clause 18 of the State Policy on Water Quality Management.
I. Other Guidelines or documents with a policy content issued by or endorsed by the EPA (or EMPC) Board, Director EPA or DPIPWE
Sewage Spill Notification Guidelines, 2017 (152Kb)
Bunding and Spill Management Guidelines, 2015 (503Kb)
Information Bulletin 114 - Guide to Engaging an Environmental Site Assessment Consultant, 2012 (180Kb)
Guidelines - Decommissioning and Rehabilitation Plans for Level 2 Wastewater Treatment Plants in Tasmania 2010
Effluent Reuse Feasibility Study Guidelines, August 2011
Environmental Guidelines for Wood Processing, November 2018
Environmental Standards Applying to Liner Construction March 2006
Guide to EPA Regulatory Expectations for Wastewater Management in Tasmania, 2018 (760Kb)
Noise Measurement Procedures Manual, Second Edition 2008
Policy on the Referral of Activities to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority for Environmental Assessment, 2010 (44Kb)
Sewage Sludge Management Plan Guidelines, 2014 (128Kb)
Tasmanian Biosolids Reuse Guidelines August 1999
EPA Guideline UPSS1 - Underground Petroleum Storage Systems: Decommissioning Assessment Report Requirements, 2018 (381Kb)
EPA Guideline UPSS2 - Underground Petroleum Storage Systems: Decommissioning Assessment - Sampling and Risk Assessment Requirements, 2018 (474Kb)
Directive on the Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State Waters, 2013 (4Mb)
DPIPWE, including whole of Government
J. Agency Policies