The EPA is Tasmania’s principal regulator of potentially polluting activities.
- Legislative Context - Industrial OperationsThe EPA’s responsibility for regulating the environmental impacts of industrial operations is clearly identified and defined by a range of statutory and non-statutory instruments.
- Food & Textiles ProcessingThe EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including abattoirs and rendering plants, fish and shellfish processing, fish waste rendering, vegetable processing, milk, cheese, chocolate and beer production as well as textiles manufacturing.
- Metallurgical & ChemicalThe EPA is responsible for actively regulating a diverse range of chemical and metallurgical industries such as smelters and fertilizer manufacturers.
- Mining & ExtractiveThe EPA is responsible for the regulation of over 200 quarrying and mining operations.
- Wind FarmsThe EPA is responsible for regulating windfarms in Tasmania.
- Wood ProcessingThe EPA is responsible for regulating a broad range of activities including sawmilling, veneer mills, woodchipping operations, integrated wood processing centres, Timber preservation plants, and pulp and paper manufacturing.
- Major Developments and ProjectsIf a project can be shown to be in the interest of Tasmania or to require development approval from several councils, then a different assessment process applies.
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.