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 is open from 2 September - 31 October 2019.
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
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
Send your submission via email or post:
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
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.