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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Our reporting system lets you dob in litterers in cars.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Where erosion and sediment controls are not functioning as intended, it will be necessary to investigate why and to determine what actions are required to ensure the site is managed appropriately so that environmental objectives for site management are met. Controls may have failed due to lack of maintenance, poor implementation, or a result of changing site conditions over time. Actions that should be undertaken include:
*Turbid water can be treated to meet water quality requirements. Any dust suppression use should be carefully managed to prevent discharge of turbid water to drains or waterways.
Erosion and sediment control requires an adaptive approach that is based on continuous improvement.
Complaints from the community are often a sign that something has gone wrong or an activity is not being managed appropriately. If complaints are made to your business, use it as a signal. It's best to respond in a professional and timely manner, provide details on actions undertaken to remedy the situation, and keep people that have raised a concern informed on progress or completion where able.
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Page last updated on 28 Jun 2018