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  • Energy use Building or stationary energy use is EPA’s biggest environmental impact and accounts for 69%of our overall emissions (based on our 2012-13 greenhouse gas inventory). Since 2005-06 EPA has reduced greenhouse gas emissions associated with stationary energy use by 42%. This is mostly due to the commissioning of a tri-generation plant at our Carlton head office, which largely uses natural gas to generate electricity onsite. Natural gas has much lower emissions intensity than grid electricity a... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/about-us/environmental-performance/energy-use Last updated on 6 Mar 2014
  • Programs and initiatives EPA runs a number of programs and initiatives designed to protect the environment by, for example, reducing environmental impacts and increasing resource efficiency.... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs Last updated on 3 Jul 2019
  • Major industries EPA's major industries team works with Victoria’s largest and most complex industrial sites to identify and manage potential environmental risks. Major industries are classified as those that generate large volumes of waste, discharge high volumes of emissions or treated effluent, or store or process large volumes of chemicals or hazardous materials. Typical sectors include refineries, power stations and chemical manufacturing. Many of these sites are critical infrastructure and wil... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/major-industries Last updated on 25 Jan 2019
  • Underground petroleum storage systems at service stations On this page: What does the UPSS project involve? What can site operators and owners expect next from EPA? Self-evaluation and summary report The UPSS flipchart What has been done in the past? How can operators prepare for an EPA inspection? Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) runs an ‘Underground Petroleum Storage Systems at Service Stations’ program that aims to reduce the risks to people and the environment from leakin... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/upsss-at-service-stations Last updated on 24 Jul 2018
  • Better Bays and Waterways Better Bays and Waterways is the water quality improvement plan for the Port Phillip and Western Port region. More than 90 actions have been pulled together in the five-year plan as part of an unprecedented approach by all levels of government to improving Melbourne’s bays and waterways. Better Bays and Waterways, developed by EPA Victoria and Melbourne Water, sets out the actions of more than 30 organisations including local government, five Victorian Government agencies, research insti... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/better-bays-and-waterways Last updated on 5 Feb 2018
  • Research and Development Program 2013–16 EPA’s Research and Development Program 2013–16 is made up of five integrated research areas: compliance and enforcement improving environmental outcomes (water, air, land, noise, odour) environmental citizenship contaminated land and groundwater regulating waste. These five program areas support our core role as the regulator of pollution in Victoria and our role as an influential authority. They are focused on the knowledge and evidence EPA needs t... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/research-and-development-program-2013-16 Last updated on 10 Aug 2016
  • Past programs Find out about some of the programs and initiatives that EPA has run in the past.... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/past-programs Last updated on 21 Nov 2018
  • Illegal Dumping Strikeforce On this page: What is illegal dumping? EPA’s Illegal Dumping Strikeforce program Our priority areas Our approach How you can help What is illegal dumping? Illegal dumping is leaving waste on private or public land that is not licensed to accept such waste. Unlike littering, illegal dumping can involve significant quantities of waste. It is a crime to illegally dump, bury, burn or dilute industrial waste (including hazardous waste known as... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/epa-strikeforce-program Last updated on 29 Jul 2019
  • Inspiring Environmental Solutions community funding program The Inspiring Environmental Solutions (IES) program offers funding for projects that seek to restore or enhance the local environment. Under section 67AC of the Environment Protection Act 1970, or through other remedy and sanctioning tools, a company or individual found guilty of environmental pollution may be directed by a court to fund a community environmental project instead of, or in addition to, paying a fine. This is how funding for the IES program is sourced. Applicants can submit a&nbs... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/inspiring-environmental-solutions Last updated on 14 Dec 2018
  • Landfills Improvement Program On this page: Final landfill licence conditions Response to submissions Timeframe for rollout of new licences Further information Final landfill licence conditions EPA has developed a set of new landfill licence conditions. We have amended the wording of a number of conditions based on feedback we received from licence holders. We have also prepared an FAQ (frequently asked questions) sheet relating to the updated conditions. Download the final lice... http://www.apps.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/programs/landfills-improvement-program Last updated on 29 Dec 2017

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