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EPA Annual Report 2017-18 now available

The EPA Annual Report 2017-18 covers the work of the EPA Board and Director, and the activities undertaken by staff of EPA Tasmania (a Division of DPIPWE) during the last financial year. It is now available to the public here. (23/10/2018)

EPA welcomes Airservices Australia preliminary investigation report of PFAS at Hobart Airport

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed the release of Airservices Australia’s Preliminary Site Investigation of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (commonly known as PFAS) at and around Hobart Airport. (19/10/2018)

A teaching resource for primary schools developed by EPA Tasmania on plastic waste

EPA Tasmania has recently developed a teaching resource on the very topical issue of plastic waste. (19/9/2018)

EPA considers proposed relocation of oil recycling facility, Launceston

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Gourmet Oil (Australia) Pty Ltd, trading as Hagen Oil, to relocate its existing oil recycling facility from Murphy Street to Venture Court, Invermay, Launceston. (18/9/2018)

Anti-littering workshops a hit at the Festival of Bright Ideas

EPA Tasmania celebrated National Science Week by hosting litter workshops in conjunction with Keep Australia Beautiful at the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart last week. (21/8/2018)

EPA issues Environmental Licence for Norfolk Bay salmon farm

Media Release - The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Mr Wes Ford today granted an Environmental Licence to Huon Aquaculture to establish a short-term harvest facility on its marine farm lease in Norfolk Bay. (17/8/2018)

Teaching Resource on Plastic Waste

​​EPA Tasmania have just released a teaching resource to enable students to investigate the role of plastic in our society, the effect of plastic waste (especially in the ocean) and how students can reduce, re-use and recycle plastic. (16/8/2018)

EPA considers proposal for BioMar Pty Ltd, Wesley Vale

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by BioMar Pty Ltd for an aquacultural feed mill in the Latrobe municipality. (15/8/2018)

EPA Board managing ethical risks

The Board of the Environment Protection Authority recently worked through an education package launched by the Integrity Commission on managing ethical risks. (30/7/2018)

EPA considers proposal for Far West Deposit at Temma

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Tasmanian Advance Minerals Pty Ltd (TAM) for an additional silica extraction area on an existing mining lease at Blackwater Road, Temma. (30/7/2018)

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