Closing soon – have your say to help EPA to protect environment

Your chance to comment on how risks to human health and the environment from pollution and waste will be managed from next year, will close on 31 October.

The Victorian Government has called for comments on the proposed environment protection regulations and environment reference standards (standards) that are intended to apply from July 2020.

The proposed regulations and standards are part of the Victorian Government’s modernisation of EPA through the new Environment Protection Act.

The regulations set out obligations in relation to environment protection, pollution incidents, contaminated land and waste.

We want to hear from community groups, industry, small business operators, anyone with an existing EPA licence, environmental lobby groups, or any other member of the public or industry with an interest in the environment protection laws.

Public comment can be anything from a detailed technical submission to a simple suggestion from a member of the public.

You can find the draft regulations and standards for comment on the Engage Vic website until 31 October 2019.

EPA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will review all public submissions and there will be a public report that includes responses to substantive comments, published alongside the final regulations and standards.

To read about the new legislation and regulations, and to have your say, go to the Engage Victoria website:

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