This submission focuses primarily upon aspects of the new EP laws as they relate to air pollution and climate change, as these are closely related to DEA policy and expertise. DEA expertise is medical rather than legal and our submission is made upon this basis
The new Environmental Protection (EP) laws for Victoria, including subordinate legislation are:
- Environment Reference Standards (ERS)
- ERS Impact assessment
- Environment Protection Regulations
- Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)
DEA is supportive of some of the features of the new EP laws, however have a number of concerns as the new laws relate to air pollution and climate change.
Read DEA’s full submission here