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News from 2012

18 December 2012
A report card looking at the health of the Derwent has found that the condition of the estuary declined in several areas during 2011-12.
07 December 2012
A Minor Assessment Statement has been released to start community consultation on a proposed ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags.
31 October 2012
The EPA Annual Report 2011-12 was tabled in Parliament on 24 October 2012.
26 October 2012
The Board of the Environment Protection Authority has concluded its assessment of a proposed expansion of an existing woodchip mill on Mobil Road at Bell Bay in the state's north east.
26 October 2012
A proposal to allow an existing landfill to accept Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) has been considered by the EPA Board.
18 September 2012
Training for a potential marine oil spill off the Tasmanian coastline is moving in a new and exciting direction, with a focus on delivering locality specific training in remote but vulnerable locations.
18 September 2012
Given the significant community interest in the Copping Category C Landfill Cell proposal, a fact sheet has been prepared by EPA Division officers in response to queries arising from the community.
31 August 2012
A proposal to develop an underground coal mine in Tasmania's Fingal Valley has been considered by the EPA Board.
31 August 2012
A proposal to expand the Lion cheese factory in Burnie has been considered by the EPA Board.
27 July 2012
A proposal to develop an open pit magnetite and hematite mine and processing plant in northwest Tasmania has been considered by the EPA Board.
14 June 2012
Proposals to operate a controlled waste depot at Copping and to expand a quarry near Sheffield have been considered by the Board of Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
07 June 2012
Sixteen Launceston businesses came together recently to celebrate a collective saving of almost $10,000 through their participation in EcoSmartBiz in 2010-11.
16 May 2012
The latest EPA Newsletter is now available.
23 April 2012
EPA Environmental officers are overseeing the clean up of waste from a fire at a tyre recycling facility in Longford earlier this year.
23 March 2012
A man has been fined by the EPA for dumping cattle carcasses on to a forestry coupe located at Lileah in north-west Tasmania.
23 February 2012
Tasmanians will be better equipped to protect their health during high smoke seasons, following the launch of an early warning system.
10 February 2012
A mediation service is about to be trialled in Tasmania to try to resolve environmental disputes over issues such as music and motorbike noise, smoke from wood fires and backyard burning, other air pollution sources, and water contamination.
09 January 2012
An underwater clean-up around Hobart's docks has retrieved litter left-over from the festive season.