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Environmental Protection Policies
Responsible agency
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Summary

Environmental Protection Policies (EPP) are Parliament-ratified whole-of-Government policies to establish environmental values and environmental quality objectives for a particular environment or component of the environment. 

Description

Environmental Protection Policies (EPPs) are statutory policies developed under Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act). They are whole-of-Government policies that are ratified by Parliament and have the force of law from the day they are published in the Western Australian Government Gazette. EPPs are developed, for instance, to establish environmental values and environmental quality objectives for a particular environment or component of the environment.

There are currently four Environmental Protection Policies in force:

  • Environmental Protection (Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat) Policy 2011
  • Environmental Protection Goldfields Residential Areas Sulfur Dioxide Policy and Regulations 2003
  • Environmental Protection (Kwinana) (Atmospheric Wastes) Policy 1999 and Environmental Protection (Kwinana) (Atmospheric Wastes) Regulations 1992
  • Environmental Protection Peel Inlet - Harvey Estuary Policy 1992

For more information on the protection policies see www.epa.wa.gov.au/wa-government-policies.

For more information regarding this legislation please see www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_actsif.html.

For more information contact our office on (08) 6145 0800, or email us on info@epa.wa.gov.au or see www.epa.wa.gov.au/.

Date updated
05/07/2017 17:25:20