Legislative Context - Pollution Incidents

​​​​​​​EPA officers respond to

  1. Environmental incidents
  2. Public complaints about environmental harm

We primarily regulate under the ​Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994.

Our aim when responding to incidents and complaints is to

  • coordinate a response to prevent or minimise environmental harm, and
  • find out about the circumstances of the incident or complaint, and document evidence of any breach or non-compliance of environmental legislation.