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Regulation of Industrial Activities

The EPA is the primary regulatory body for administering the functions and powers of EMPCA in relation to industrial activities.

​​EPA Tasmania currently supports the EPA in monitoring and regulating the environmental performance of approximately 600 environmentally relevant activities, and exercises a number of statutory powers and functions under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and supporting legislation. The activity sectors regulated by the EPA are broadly described below.

  • EPA Regulated Premises Information
    For each of the premises it regulates, the EPA produces several types of documents which specify conditions under which the activities are to operate. These documents can be accessed via ListMap by searching for the location of the regulated premise. They are linked directly from the EPA's database ensuring that the public are provided with the latest information on environmental regulation throughout Tasmania.
  • Food & Textiles Processing
    The 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 & Chemical
    The EPA is responsible for actively regulating a diverse range of chemical and metallurgical industries such as smelters and fertilizer manufacturers.
  • Mining & Extractive
    The EPA is responsible for the regulation of over 200 quarrying and mining operations.
  • Wind Farms
    The EPA is responsible for regulating windfarms in Tasmania.
  • Wood Processing
    The 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.
  • Regulatory Tools
    There are a range of tools available to the EPA (through the EMPCA) to regulate Industrial activities in Tasmania.
  • Major Developments and Projects
    If 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.

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