EPA releases new separation distances guidelines

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The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has released new separation distance guidelines entitled ‘Recommended separation distances for industrial residual air emissions’ (EPA publication number 1518). The guidelines provide advice on recommended separation distances between industrial land uses that emit odour or dust and sensitive land uses.

The “Recommended Separation Distances for Industrial Residual Air Emissions – Guideline” was released by the EPA this month and replaces the EPA publication Recommended Buffer Distances for Industrial Residual Air Emissions (1990) (AQ2/86).

The guideline provides a list of recommended minimum separation distances between industrial land uses that emit odour or dust, and sensitive land uses that aim to minimise the off-site impacts on sensitive land uses arising from unintended, industry-generated odour and dust emissions…

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