Consultants involved in atmospheric dispersion modelling in Tasmania must be familiar with Clause 11.1 and Schedule 2 of the Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality) 2004.
Consultants should contact the EPA Tasmania Air Modelling Officer - contact details below.
The Air Modelling Officer will be able to ensure the modelling tools to be used will be adequate and may be able to assist with information about relevant data sources. A
Draft of the Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Guidelines is available.
Draft Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Guidelines (221Kb)
The Director, EPA has approved several models for use in Tasmania. These include:
TAPM (V4.0 or later).
TAPM was developed by the CSIRO for predicting the dispersion of air pollutants and provides a range of outputs for visual interpretation of pollutant dispersion under changing weather conditions and summary statistics.
Calmet/Calpuff (V6.4 or later).
Calmet/Calpuff is a pair of meteorological and dispersion models developed in the US and adopted by the US EPA as a preferred model for assessing long range transport of pollutants.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority has provided
useful guidance documents for modellers
The New Zealand Ministry for the Environment has prepared a useful
guide to atmospheric dispersion modelling.