Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Environment Protection Act 1997

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Act provides a regulatory framework to help reduce and eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the air, land, and water. Objects of the Act include to protect and enhance the quality of the environment. to prevent environmental degradation and risk of harm to human health by promoting pollution prevention, clean production technology, reuse and recycling of materials and waste minimisation programs. The Act requires people who engage in pollutant activities to make progressive environmental improvements, and is administered by the Environment Protection Authority.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

Potential interaction with ongoing land management activity or new proposed agricultural developments that are anticipated/likely to result in pollutant activities that impact the environment.

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.