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  • Acts administered by EPA On this page: Environment Protection Act 1970 Environment Protection Act 2017 (the 2017 Act) Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986 National Environment Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995 Copies of these Acts are available via www.legislation.vic.gov.au Environment Protection Act 1970 The Environment Protection Act 1970 was at its inception only the second Act in the world to deal with the whole of the environment in a systematic and integr... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/acts-administered-by-epa Last updated on 29 Aug 2018
  • Hierarchy of legislation and guidance This page provides a snapshot of the different instruments and documents in our legal framework – including how they are used and how they relate to each other. Acts EPA’s primary Act is the Environment Protection Act 1970 (‘EP Act’; Word 1.8MB, Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents). Guide to the Environment Protection Act gives a brief overview. We also jointly administer the Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986 (‘POWBONS ... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/hierarchy-of-legislation-and-guidance Last updated on 31 May 2019
  • Climate change legislation State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) Climate Change Act 2017 State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) As with other air quality management requirements, the State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) requires that generators of greenhouse gas emissions: avoid and minimise emissions in accordance with the principles of the waste hierarchy pursue continuous improvement apply best practice to the m... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/climate-change-legislation Last updated on 23 Mar 2018
  • Air legislation State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality) State Environment Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) Industrial Waste Management Policy (Protection of the Ozone Layer) Waste Management Policy (Solid Fuel Heating) Environment Protection (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2013 Publications For more information, also refer to the Environment Protection Act 1970. State Environment Protection Policy (Ambient Air Quality) SEPP (Ambient Air Quali... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/air-legislation Last updated on 1 Aug 2016
  • State environment protection policies State environment protection policies (SEPPs) are subordinate legislation made under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act 1970 to provide more detailed requirements and guidance for the application of the Act to Victoria. Subordinate legislation is law made by a body that has been delegated the power to create law by an Act of Parliament. It is used to implement the policies outlined in the primary legislation (or Act) and its powers cannot exceed those provided in the pri... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/legislation/state-environment-protection-policies Last updated on 19 Oct 2018
  • EPA’s environmental performance As a leading environmental regulator, EPA strives to improve the environmental performance of its own operations and activities as we believe that ‘Environmental outcomes start with us’. Through our environmental policy we commit to continually improving the environmental management and performance of our office, laboratory and field-based operations. The scope of EPA’s operations includes our 6-star head office at 200 Victoria St, Carlton, the Centre for Applied Sciences at M... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/environmental-performance Last updated on 29 Aug 2017
  • Procurement Achievements Procurement (buying goods or services) at EPA presents many opportunities to purchase more responsibly. When it comes to purchasing, EPA prioritises products that have the lowest environmental impact over their life cycle. For example, when selecting office paper EPA looks at the amount of post-consumer recycled content, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the paper manufacturing and transport, and the environmental performance of the paper mills that make the paper. EPA ... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/environmental-performance/procurement Last updated on 22 Jan 2016
  • EPA’s sustainable head office 200 Victoria Street is the redevelopment of a pre-loved building into one of Melbourne’s most sustainable commercial office buildings. It is the head office of EPA Victoria and delivers on EPA’s vision of ‘a healthy environment that supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria’. Sustainability permeates every aspect of 200 Victoria Street and EPA's fit-out – including integrating a tri-generation plant to power the building, hollowing out the light-filled atri... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/environmental-performance/epas-sustainable-head-office Last updated on 6 Mar 2014
  • Water use Achievements Since 2006, many measures have been taken across EPA sites to reduce water use including: cooling tower operation changes installation of water-efficient taps, toilets and showers installation of 5-star water efficient dishwashers at our Carlton head office highest-rated water-efficient appliances and fittings behaviour change to reduce staff shower times and individual dishwashing rainwater harvesting at our Dandenong site water audits inv... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/environmental-performance/water-use Last updated on 22 Jan 2016
  • Transport use Achievements EPA tackles sustainable transport in many ways, ranging from how we manage and use our vehicle fleet to sustainable staff commuting and end-of-trip facilities at each of our offices. Since 2005-06, EPA has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions associated with fleet vehicles by 55% mainly due to the transition to lower emission vehicles and hybrid vehicles of which make up 19% of EPA's current fleet. In 2012-13, the percentage of EPA staff across all offices regularly using public tra... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/environmental-performance/transport-use Last updated on 6 Mar 2014

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