Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Act is the primary environmental protection and pollution control legislation in Tasmania. It is a performance-based style of legislation, with the fundamental basis being the prevention, reduction and remediation of environmental harm. The focus of the Act is on preventing environmental harm from pollution and waste.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

Ongoing land management and proposed developments.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

All penalties recovered in respect of offences under this Act are to be paid in the case of a prosecution brought by a council, to that council; or in any other case, to the Environment Protection Fund.

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Tasmanian Consolidated Legislation Online. →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.