Overview

On 1 July 2020, the new environment protection laws are intended to come into effect. You can access these new laws here.

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are working together to help Victorians seamlessly transition to the new laws.

We are proposing the new laws are supported by:

  • Environment Protection Regulations
  • Environment Reference Standards (ERS)
  • Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)
  • Impact assessment

All Victorians are now encouraged to review and have your say on the proposed environment protection regulations and environment reference standards.

Public comment about the proposed regulations and standards was held between 2 September – 31 October 2019.

You can view the submissions received (where permission was granted by submitter) below via Submissions Received to Date tab.

The submissions we received are currently being reviewed and considered by EPA and DELWP before regulations and standards are made by government.

All substantive comments will be responded to via a report published on this page in 2020.


Get involved in 2 steps

1) Read the documents for review

The Document Library on this page is where you will find the regulations and regulatory impact statement environment reference standards and impact assessment and a guide to the documents which is a great place to start to help you navigate to areas of interest.

The Summary documents are full of useful information about the proposed changes to Waste and Noise.

To see all documents, including supporting documents for consultation, click 'see more' at the end of the document library.


2) Have your say

There are several ways to provide your feedback:

Provide your comments via the public comment submission form or upload your submission via the public comment submission form below.

OR

Send your submission via email or post:

Email: sublegreform@epa.vic.gov.au

Postal address:

EPA Victoria
Attention: Director of Policy and Regulation
GPO Box 4395
Melbourne Victoria 3001

IMPORTANT: Responses to substantive comments may be released in a public report. If you are sending your feedback to us via email or post, please advise us if you wish to remain anonymous in the public report. If you are sending feedback via the form below, you also have the option to remain anonymous.

Not sure what to say? See the FAQs for tips on how to write a good submission.

Public comment submission form

Public comment submission form

You can provide your comments on the proposed Regulations and standards via the form found here. You can also upload your submission and supporting documents below.
Type of submission Required
If you’re providing feedback on behalf of an organisation, do you have permission to do so?

We will email you to acknowledge receipt of your submission.

How often do you interact with Victorian environment legislation? Select one Required
What role do you have in relation to environment protection? Required

Select as many that apply to you from this list.

Does your submission contain personal information of any third-party individual/s? Required

Note: If your submission contains personal information of any third-party individual/s, DELWP/EPA may elect not to publish your submission or may redact third party information from your submission.

You can upload up to three files if required. If you need more than three files included in your submission please email sublegreform@epa.vic.gov.au

Please provide your comments on the proposed regulations. Where possible, please indicate the section of the proposed regulations you are commenting on, for example Section 1. General comments about the proposed regulations are also welcome. See the FAQs for tips on how to write a good submission.

Please provide your comments on the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). Where possible, please indicate the section of the RIS you are commenting on. General comments about the RIS are also welcome. See the FAQs for tips on how to write a good submission.

Please provide your comments on the Environment Reference Standard (ERS). Where possible, please indicate the section of the ERS you are commenting on. General comments about the ERS are also welcome. See the FAQs for tips on how to write a good submission.

Please provide your comments on the Impact Assessment. Where possible, please indicate the section of the impact assessment you are commenting on. General comments about the impact assessment are also welcome. See the FAQs for tips on how to write a good submission.

Please provide other comments and feedback here.

Do you consent to EPA/DELWP publishing your submission? Required

Note: All submissions will be treated as public documents and may be published online unless clearly identified as being confidential. Where the submission is from an organisation, DELWP/EPA will publish the organisation’s name not the author’s name.

Can EPA/DELWP contact you about your submission? Required

Note: EPA/DELWP may use the information you have provided to inform you of further development of the proposed Regulations and standards.

Privacy Statement: This information is being collected for the purpose of EPA receiving and responding to public comment on the proposed Regulations and standards. In providing a submission, you agree to EPA collecting this information and handling it in accordance with our privacy policy.

You can access the EPA privacy policy, including information on use, disclosure, security, access, correction and complaints, here or by calling 1300 372 842.

You can also access your data by contacting EPA via email or by calling 1300 372 842.


The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Submissions received to date

Submissions received to date

Thank you for your interest in submissions received about the proposed Victorian environment protection regulations and standards. We received a high volume of submissions during the public comment period and will publish the submissions (where permission has been granted) in the near future.
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Disclaimer: To the full extent permitted by law, EPA does not accept liability for any loss or damage suffered or for any claims whatsoever arising in any way from any party making a submission or any third party included, identified or named in a submission in any way or form.