What is the Board’s statement?
The Board is an independent, expertise-based governing body that oversees and monitors the functions of the EPA.
Each year the Board provides the Minister with a statement that addresses:
- an assessment of the EPA’s success in reducing risks to human health and preventing environmental degradation, and of whether the level of environment protection achieved by the EPA is satisfactory compared to other Australian jurisdictions
- an assessment of the performance of industries regulated by the EPA in reducing risks to human health and preventing environmental degradation, and of the impact those industries have on the environment
- recommendations for improving the EPA’s performance and the performance of industries regulated by the EPA as they relate to (a) and (b)
- any other matters the regulations prescribe.
This statement covers items (a), (b) and (c) in more detail. The Board has not identified any matters under item (d) in this year’s assessment.