The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.

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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.

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.

Items of Interest

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

Burn Brighter this Winter

Tasmanians are being encouraged to 'Burn Brighter this Winter' to reduce wood smoke pollution.

EPA considers proposal for metal recycling facility at Bridgewater

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Thurlow Metal Recycling for a metal recycling facility at 120 Cove Hill Road Bridgewater, in the Brighton municipality.

EPA considers proposal for Asphalt Plant, Remount Road Mowbray

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Downer EDI Works for an Asphalt Plant at 59 Remount Road, Mowbray in Launceston.

EPA considers proposal for mining lease expansion at Western Junction Quarry

The Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposal by D. N. Hughes for expansion of the mining lease boundary at Western Junction Quarry in the Northern Midlands Council municipality.

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.