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Burn Brightly and Reduce Smoke Pollution

EPA Tasmania and Public Health Services are encouraging residents to use their wood heaters responsibly to minimise smoke emissions. (25/5/2020)

Nominations are open for the EPA Sustainability Award 2020

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations for the EPA Sustainability 2020 Award until entries close on Wednesday 22nd July 2020. (25/5/2020)

EPA considers proposal for upgrade to Haytons Hill Quarry, Wattle Hill

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by JG & EA Doddridge for an upgrade to the existing Haytons Hill Quarry in the Sorell municipality. (20/5/2020)

Salmon company fined $40,000 for breaching EPA regulations

Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd was fined $40,000 yesterday (4 May 2020) in the Hobart Magistrates Court for the illegal disposal of wastewater, contravening environmental conditions at its Whale Point netwash facility in early 2018. (5/5/2020)

EPA considers proposal for Jim’s Plain Renewable Energy Park in Northwest Tasmania

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by UPC Robbins Island Pty Ltd for the Jim’s Plain Renewable Energy Park in Circular Head Council area. (30/4/2020)

EPA considers proposal for New Boiler at Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd, Smithton

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd for a new boiler at its Smithton abattoir in Circular Head municipality. (28/4/2020)

COVID-19 and your environmental responsibilities

EPA Tasmania continues to monitor work, health and safety considerations of its staff, as well as providing regulatory activities in light of the coronavirus. Business and community stakeholders can follow EPA Tasmania’s web page for updates​​. (20/3/2020)

EPA considers proposal for increase in materials handling, Calder Road Sand Washery

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by DJ Rowell for an increase in materials handling at Calder Road in Waratah Wynyard Council. (20/2/2020)

Review of Tasmanian and International Regulatory Requirements for Salmonid Aquaculture

The EPA has prepared a draft review of Tasmanian and international regulatory requirements for the Salmon Industry, which will guide the development of new environmental standards and underpin the environmental sustainability of salmon farming in Tasmania. (20/2/2020)

EPA considers proposal for Williams' Quarry, Campania

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by CA and SM Williams for Williams' Quarry, Campania in the Southern Midlands municipality. (19/2/2020)

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The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.