The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) accepted all the recommendations in our 2001 audit report on Controlling and Reducing Pollution from Industry and has demonstrated leadership in addressing the issues raised. Most of the recommendations have now been fully or largely implemented. Major achievements include new measures to facilitate a more consistent approach to licensing, new risk assessment tools to assist in dealing with noncompliances and to identify priorities for its compliance audit activities and a new licensing information management system. In our view the EPA has a suitable framework with which to control the amount of pollutants discharged to the environment by industry.
Parliamentary reference - Report number #122 - released 12 May 2004