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Wood Processing and Pulp

The EPA is currently responsible for actively regulating over 60 wood processing activities. This includes a broad range of industrial activities including sawmilling, veneer mills, woodchipping operations, integrated wood processing centres, wood preservation plants, and pulp and paper manufacturing.

Typical environmental issues associated with these industries include noise and atmospheric emissions (associated with boilers), effluent discharge management, odour (associated with paper manufacturing), site contamination, wood waste management and treated effluent sludge management/disposal.

Wood Processing And Pulp Related Publications and Resources

Other Relevant Organisations

  • Forest Practices Authority
    Forestry operations conducted on public land or on private land, where forestry is a permitted activity under the Forest Practices Act 1985 are overseen by the Forest Practices Authority. The EPA Board and the Forest Practices Authority have signed an MoU to provide greater clarity.

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