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National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs)

​​​​​​​​National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs) are statutory instruments that specify national standards for a variety of environmental issues. They are binding on all Governments that are members of the National Environment Protection Council (NEPC).

The NEPC was established under the Commonwealth National Environment Protection Council Act 1995. In Tasmania, this is given effect through the National Environment Protection Council (Tasmania) Act 1995.

Current NEPMS include:

Further information is available on the NEPC website.

NEPMs in Tasmania

In Tasmania, NEPMs are State Policies in accordance with section 12A of the State Policies and Projects Act 1993. They are generally not directly enforceable and are implemented using a variety of mechanisms and approaches depending on the particular contents of each NEPM.

Information on how each of the NEPMs is being implemented in Tasmania can be found in NEPC annual reports.

Environmental Policy and Support Services Section
EPA Tasmania, DPIPWE
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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.