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Industrial Activities

Under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA), the EPA is Tasmania’s principal regulator of potentially polluting activities. Its role is to ensure that measures are taken to protect, restore and enhance the quality of the environment so that these activities do not have an unacceptable impact on the environment or the community. EMPCA provides for the EPA to set and enforce conditions on Level 2 Activities, being those industrial activities considered to have a high potential for emitting pollutants and/or causing environmental harm.
  • Legislative Context - Industrial Operations
    The 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.
  • Regulation of Industrial Activities
    The EPA Division is the primary regulatory body for administering the functions and powers of EMPCA in relation to major industrial activities.
  • Regulation Related Resources
    A full list of EPA environmental regulation related publications, including online forms and legislation.

Industrial Operations Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4604
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au