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Spectran Group fined over $40 000 for illegal rubbish dumping

In May 2023, the Environment Protection Authority commenced investigations into allegations of unlawful waste disposal at a property in Pawleena by Spectran Group. (4/3/2024)

Consultation open on proposed decisions for managing five chemical substances

Submissions to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water close on 13 May 2024. (16/4/2024)

EPA considers proposal for Meander Valley Council - Increase in Height of Existing Landfill Area - Deloraine Refuse Disposal Site - Tip Road, Deloraine

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Meander Valley Council for an increase in height of the existing landfill area at the Deloraine Refuse Disposal Site, Tip Road, Deloraine in Meander Valley Council municipality. (15/3/2024)

Concerns raised about visible emissions from cruise ship vessel Resilient Lady

The Environment Protection Authority has received ongoing complaints from the community regarding persistent and extensive smoke plumes that have been evident on the cruise vessel Resilient Lady’s recent visits to Tasmanian ports. (28/2/2024)

Jenkins Hire Pty Ltd convicted of causing material environmental harm

The Environment Protection Authority welcomes the guilty plea and sentencing last week of Jenkins Hire Pty Ltd and Mr Timothy Jenkins in relation to a number of environmental offences, including causing material environmental harm. (27/2/2024)

EPA considers proposal for a Class A Recycled Water Treatment Plant at Blackmans Bay

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by South Arm Pipeline Pty Ltd for a Class A Recycled Water Treatment Plant at Blackmans Bay in the Kingborough municipality. (20/2/2024)

EPA considers proposal for Macquarie Point Sewage Pumping Station

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by the Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd for the Macquarie Point Sewage Pumping Station and Emergency Storage in Hobart. (15/2/2024)

Call for Expressions of Interest - Board of Environment Protection Authority

The Minister for Environment and Climate Change seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the positions of Member and Deputy Member of the Board of Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority. (5/2/2024)

Environment Protection Notice issued to Recycal Pty Ltd

EPA Director Wes Ford has issued an Environment Protection Notice requiring the Recycal Pty Ltd facility at 256 George Town Road Rocherlea to immediately cease using the equipment that produces dust and to cover stockpiles of material that are likely sources of dust on windy days. (2/2/2024)

Environmental contamination detected in Rocherlea industrial area

The Environment Protection Authority and the Department of Health are working together to investigate potential public health risks from environmental contamination near a recycling facility in Rocherlea. (1/2/2024)

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