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​​​​​​​​​Items of interest, news and media releases from the EPA and EPA Tasmania.

Schools taking the lead on sustainability

Tasmanian students are showing a keen interest in sustainability. Maree Bakker from EPA Tasmania has been busy presenting cheques to local schools as part of the 2021 Sustainable Schools grant program administered by Keep Australia Beautiful (Tasmania). (2/9/2021)

EPA to investigate Norske Skog incident

​​​The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will investigate an incident in the Derwent River near the Norske Skog Paper Mill after wastewater not fully treated was found to have been discharged to the river. (23/9/2021)

A Stronger Environment Protection Authority

The Tasmanian Government has announced the structural and organisational separation of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment (DPIPWE) into a standalone independent State Authority. (9/9/2021)

Waste educators a hit with kids at National Science Week

EPA Tasmania staff partnered with colleagues from the Department of Education to host a display titled “Fabulous Fungi, Wonderful Worms and Rotting Rubbish" at the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart's Princes Wharf on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August. (2/9/2021)

Environment Protection Authority launches new look website

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new look website. The redesign of the website features improvements in search functionality and navigation, making it easier for users to learn and locate information about the EPA. (24/8/2021)

EPA considers proposal Sunshine Quarry, Maydena

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Gadtech Materials Pty Ltd for the Sunshine Quarry, at Mining Lease 2065P/M, Sunshine Road, Maydena in the Derwent Valley municipality. (24/8/2021)

Deadline extended for EPA Sustainability Award nominations

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for nominations for this year’s EPA Sustainability Award and the nomination deadline has been extended to midnight on Thursday 2 September 2021. (23/8/2021)

EPA issues final EIS Guidelines for Assessment for MMG Australia Pty Ltd Tailings Storage Facility

MMG Australia Pty Ltd is proposing to construct a Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) for its Rosebery Mine at South Marionoak North West of Rosebery. (16/8/2021)

Progress Update, July 2021, PFAS Action Plan for Tasmania

The EPA has released a progress update on the PFAS Action Plan for Tasmania (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) on behalf of the Government's Interagency PFAS Working Group. (12/8/2021)

EPA considers proposal for a Leachate Wetland Treatment System, at Zeehan waste depot, Zeehan

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by West Coast Council for a Leachate Wetland Treatment System in the West Coast municipality. (10/8/2021)

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