EPA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) develop and review environmental policy and regulation.
EPA is reviewing the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009 to minimise impacts of waste on human health and the environment.
DELWP, in collaboration with EPA, has commenced a review of two state environment protection policies for water.
EPA and DELWP have commenced a review of the two state environment protection policies for noise (the noise SEPPs).
EPA is reviewing the Waste Management Policy (Solid Fuel Heaters) with the intention of varying the policy.
Following an extensive review process, the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulation 2017 commenced on 25 June 2017, replacing the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations 2007.
The Industrial Waste Resource Regulations have been amended to clarify beneficial reuse provisions and embed waste codes directly into the Regulations.
These Interim Regulations change the requirements for approval of the conditions under which non-liquid prescribed industrial waste may be transported for destruction or deposit.
The State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality) was varied in July 2016 to adopt changes to particle standards.
In 2014, EPA and DELWP prepared a regulatory impact statement for public consultation during the making of Regulations to manage risks from the storage of waste tyres.
The Vehicle Emissions Regulations were reviewed and remade in 2013.
The statutory policy review 2012 examined the statutory policy framework – its function, structure, content, effectiveness and management.