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

Burn Brighter this Winter - brightly burning fire with sleeping dog and slippered feet

Don't smoke out your neighbours this winter

Burn Brighter This Winter to reduce wood smoke from household wood heaters.

EPA considers proposal for Windsors Quarry Extension, 2118 Lyell Highway, Hayes

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by MSD Constructions Pty Ltd to extend the existing Windsors Quarry at Hayes in the Derwent Valley.

Recycal Pty Ltd withdraws legal challenge to Environment Protection Notice

Recycal withdraws its appeal of Environment Protection Notice issued by the EPA.

Consultation on Technical Standards for Marine Finfish Farms - Extended

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. The public comment period on the technical and scientific content of the draft Technical Standard – Soft Sediment Video Surveys for Marine Finfish Farms has been extended and will now close on 15 July 2024.

EPA considers proposal for Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant, 18228 Tasman Highway, Bicheno

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by TasWater for the Bicheno Wastewater Treatment Plant, 18228 Tasman Highway, Bicheno in Glamorgan Spring Bay Council.

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: 15/7/2024

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd, Collins Cap Quarry

AllTas Engineering Pty Ltd proposes to develop a crushing plant at its existing quarry off Collins Cap Road.

Case for Assessment open for public comment until: 22/7/2024

ABx Group Limited, DL 130 Bauxite Project, Reedy Marsh

The proposal is to extract up to 50,000 cubic meters of material per year via excavation, to produce mostly bauxite products. The proposal includes screening of most material and crushing of a small portion of the extracted material (up to 1,000 cubic meters per year).

Case for Assessment closed: 18/6/2024

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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.