Regional air quality

The EPA works in partnership with regional and local communities to minimise regional air pollution, particularly fine particle pollution, which arises from a combination of natural sources and industrial and domestic activities.

The EPA has implemented innovative measures to manage regional air pollution, including

  • playing a leading role in amending the legislation to impose more stringent emission limits and new efficiency limits on domestic wood heaters
  • imposing a series of pollution reduction programs on coal mines to reduce dust
  • undertaking research into air quality in various regions to inform future policy on minimising emissions and improving air quality

The EPA consults with local committees which include representatives from communities, industry and government. The committees represent a broad range of views to ensure a balanced approach to the management of regional air quality issues.

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