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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.
Any liquid (hazardous or seemingly harmless) has the potential to pollute the environment and harm human health.
Spills and leaks can occur despite best efforts. Implementing preventative steps to minimise spills and leaks from occurring and from leaving your site helps you manage your responsibilities, prevent harm to the environment and human health, and helps you save money.
EPA’s Liquid storage and handling guidelines (publication 1698) has been published to help businesses with practical controls to ensure liquid substances are appropriately stored and handled to prevent spills. The guideline outlines the principles for preventing harm to the environment and human health when storing and handling liquid substances.
This guidance is intended to replace the Bunding guideline (publication 347).
The guideline refers to bulk storage as well as smaller containers or packaged storage of liquid substances, and to liquids that are considered ‘raw materials’, ‘product’ and those that are considered as ‘waste’.
If you store and/or handle liquids at your site, then this guide applies to you. Some examples of industries that should refer to this guide include (but are not limited to):
The fact sheet (publication 1700) contains information about preventing liquid leaks and spills from entering the environment.
A poster (publication 1699) is also available for displaying onsite.
Also see the waste guidance page.
Page last updated on 26 Jun 2019