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Following an extensive review process, the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017 (Scheduled Premises Regulations 2017) were made on 14 June 2017 and commenced on 25 June 2017. They have replaced the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007 (the 2007 Regulations).
These Regulations define which types of premises in Victoria are ‘scheduled premises’. Occupiers of these sites are required to obtain an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) works approval and/or licence, and/or provide a financial assurance.
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Compared to the 2007 Regulations, the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017 do they following:
Further information is available on when and how to apply for works approvals and licences.
The works approval application guideline (publication 1307) has been updated and divided into three publications for ease of use:
Several other publications have subsequent minor updates:
In October 2016, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and EPA released the regulatory impact statement (RIS) (publication 1639) for the proposed Scheduled Premises Regulations 2017, including an exposure draft of the Regulations, with comments sought by mid-December.
We received 29 submissions from stakeholders on the content and design of the proposed Regulations and EPA’s administration of works approvals and licences. A summary response (publication 1656) been prepared. It provides EPA’s response to each of the key comments received and outlines how the feedback received has informed the final version of the Scheduled Premises Regulations 2017. The non-confidential submissions are published below. (Some parts of the comments have been redacted – blacked out – for privacy reasons.)
To help inform the review, DELWP and EPA published a discussion paper in November 2015.
Page last updated on 8 Dec 2017