Frequently asked questions

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 Does the EPA approve projects?  

 What happens to proposals that were in the assessment process before the EP Act amendments of November 2010?  

 How long does an assessment take?  

 The EPA seems to approve every proposal. Is this so?  

 What’s the difference between the EPA, the OEPA and the DER? 

 What is the relationship between the EPA and the Minister for the Environment? 

 How can I help protect the environment? 

 Where can I get more information about the EPA and copies of past reports and policies? 

 What is an Environmental Protection Policy? 

 What is a State Environmental Protection Policy (SEP)? 

 How do I report a pollution incident?