Charges laid for illegal dumping and hindering an EPA officer

EPA has laid 10 charges against an individual under the Environment Protection Act 2017, following a comprehensive investigation into the dumping and burning of industrial waste on an unlicensed property at Woodstock.

The charges allege the individual:

• Receiving Industrial Waste – s27A(2)(b) Environment Protection Act 1970.

• Contravened the duties of a person receiving industrial waste s134 of the Environment Protection Act 2017 – two charges;

• Contravened the duties of a person depositing industrial waste s133 of the Environment Protection Act 2017 – three charges;

• Contravened an Environmental Action Notice s274 of the Environment Protection Act 2017 – two charges;

• Contravened an Information Gathering Notice s225 of the Environment Protection Act 2017; and

• Hindered an Authorised Officer s266(a) carrying out duties under the Environment Protection Act 2017.

Each charge relates to a criminal offence under either the Environment Protection Act 2017 or the Environment Protection Act 1970.

EPA guidelines regarding the disposal of industrial waste are available at epa.vic.gov.au

On 27 June 2027, EPA officers served charges on the individual, who is required to attend the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court on 17 August 2022.

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