The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of the Tasmanian environment in balance with economic and social values, and the needs of future generations.

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Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Noise regulations allow for noisy activities to be undertaken at reasonable times.

Policy & Legislation

Policy & Legislation

Policies and legislation underpin Tasmania's environmental management and pollution control systems.

Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality

Real-time air quality data for Tasmania from the BLANkET network of monitoring stations.

Assessment

Assessment

The EPA is responsible for assessing the environmental impacts of new development proposals.

Regulation

Regulation

The EPA regulates several hundred industrial and municipal activities of various types and sizes.

Items of Interest

Hermit crab on sea bed

Consultation on Technical Standards for Marine Finfish Farms

The EPA Director has released for consultation the first draft technical standard to support the implementation of the new Environmental Standards for Tasmanian Marine Finfish Farming 2023. Public comment on the technical and scientific content of the draft Technical Standard – Soft Sediment Video Surveys for Marine Finfish Farms is open for six weeks and will close on 17 June 2024.

Macquarie Harbour seabed compliance results best on record since becoming EPA regulated

Four-monthly seabed compliance surveys and the latest dissolved oxygen data show ongoing environmental improvements in Macquarie Harbour.

St Patricks Plains Wind Farm - Additional information

The Board of the Environment Protection Authority is assessing the proposal to construct and operate a wind farm at St Patricks Plains in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. St Patrick Plains Wind Farm Pty Ltd has provided additional information to address public and government comments.

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.

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.

Consultations

Technical Standard - Soft Sediment Video Survey for Marine Finfish Farms

The purpose of this technical standard is to ensure that soft sediment video surveys are undertaken in accordance with a consistent, quality-assured and contemporary framework and to provide the foundations for the evaluation and reporting of the survey findings. Public comment on the technical and scientific content of the standard is open for six weeks.

Public comment invited until: 17/6/2024

White Beach Civil Solutions Pty Ltd, White Beach Quarry Capacity Increase

White Beach Civil Solutions Pty Ltd is seeking approval to increase the maximum annual production capacity of the existing White Beach Quarry to 30,000 cubic metres of processed product.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 20/5/2024

BG & JM Barwick Pty Ltd, In-vessel Composting Facility, Boyer

The proposal involves the construction and operation of an in-vessel composting facility, producing up to 14,500 tonnes of compost product per year. The proposal composts within a closed loop system and includes a negative pressure facility that captures and treats (through a biofilter) odour produced from the composting process.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 5/6/2024

TasWater, Expansion of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, New Town

The proposal is to increase the treatment capacity of Selfs Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to accommodate predicted flows from both the existing Selfs Point WWTP and those currently treated by Macquarie Point WWTP. The treatment capacity of Selfs Point WWTP will be increased from 10.4 ML/day to 26 ML/day to provide adequate treatment capacity for anticipated catchment growth over the next 30 years.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 6/6/2024

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We the Environment Protection Authority acknowledge all Aboriginal people; the traditional owners of the Land upon which we work, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.