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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Items of interest, news and media releases from the Environment Protection Authority.

Have your say on proposed changes to EMPCA

The draft Environmental Management and Pollution Control Amendment Bill 2022 proposes changes to the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA). The public comment period is open until 3 June 2022. (2/5/2022)

EPA announced as a new partner for the Derwent Estuary Program

The EPA is delighted to join as a new partner for the Derwent Estuary Program (DEP) and looks forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring in assisting the coordination of initiatives to reduce water pollution and monitor river health. (23/5/2022)

Draft EIS guidelines for Mt Livingstone and Mt Lindsay mines open for public comment

Draft project-specific EIS guidelines for two new mines are currently open for public comment until 21 May 2022. (11/5/2022)

EPA considers proposal for Devonport East Terminal 3 Dredging and Reclaim

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by TasPorts for proposed dredging and land reclamation in Devonport. (9/5/2022)

EPA considers proposal for construction and operation of a new electrolysis plant (cellhouse) at Nyrstar Hobart, Lutana

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd for construction and operation of a new electrolysis plant (cellhouse) at its existing metallurgical site in Lutana. (26/4/2022)

EPA considers proposal for expansion of Centre Pit, Savage River

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd for the expansion of Centre Pit and construction of a waste rock backfill dump at Savage River Mine in the Waratah-Wynyard municipality. (13/4/2022)

Have your say on the IChEMS decision-making principles

Public consultation is now open on the draft Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS) decision-making principles.

Submissions close at 5pm (AEST) on Tuesday 24 May 2022

Please note: this news item has been updated to clarify that it is the decision-making principles that are open for consultation, not the roadmap. (12/4/2022)

Interim approved management method for clean fill disposal

Recent legislative changes mean that clean fill is no longer exempt from regulation. A new Approved Management Method (AMM) for clean fill disposal now applies. (6/4/2022)

EPA considers proposal for Woodchip Processing Plant, Bell Bay Industrial Precinct

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Midway Tasmania for a woodchip mill at Bell Bay in George Town Council municipality. (5/4/2022)

EPA considers proposal for expansion to landfill area, Forthside

​​The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Kentish Construction & Engineering Co Pty Ltd (trading as Treloar Transport) for a proposed increase to the landfill area at an existing inert landfill in Forthside, in the Devonport City Council municipality. (29/3/2022)

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