New EPA Act
The Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act) comes into effect on 1 July 2021. It signals the start of a fairer, more balanced era of environmental regulation for Victorian businesses.
The Act aims for fairness for people who run their business legally. It will strengthen our powers to investigate businesses. There will also be large increases to penalties for rogue operators.
‘Proposed final’ versions of the new subordinate legislation – the Environment Protection Regulations and Environment Reference Standard (ERS) – have been released to support Victorians to prepare for the new Environment Protection laws.
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