The Environment Protection Authority's purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.

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Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Residential Noise & Hours of Use

Noise regulations allow for noisy activities to be undertaken at reasonable times.

Policy & Legislation

Policy & Legislation

Policies and legislation underpin Tasmania's environmental management and pollution control systems.

Current Air Quality

Current Air Quality

Real-time air quality data for Tasmania from the BLANkET network of monitoring stations.

Assessment

Assessment

The EPA is responsible for assessing the environmental impacts of new development proposals.

Regulation

Regulation

The EPA regulates several hundred industrial and municipal activities of various types and sizes.

Items of Interest

A new era begins for the EPA today

Today marks the commencement of the structural and organisational separation of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania into a standalone independent State Authority.

EPA considers proposal for relocation of discharge from Geeveston WWTP to the Huon River at Shipwrights Point

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd (TasWater) for the relocation of Geeveston Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) outfall to the Huon River at Shipwrights Point in the Huon Valley.

EPA considers proposal for relocation of the discharge from Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant in Port Cygnet

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd (TasWater) for relocation of Cygnet Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) outfall (discharge) in Port Cygnet in the Huon Valley.

EPA considers proposal for Heemskirk Quarry capacity increase, Heemskirk Road, Granville Harbour

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Gaspersic Pty Ltd for a capacity increase to the Heemskirk Quarry in West Coast Council municipality.

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.