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Victorian Air Quality Strategy


Here in the state of Victoria we are expecting an updated Air Quality Strategy to be released this year. My submission on the Victorian Air Quality Statement is available here, along with many other great submissions.

My recommendations for the new strategy to focus on are:

    - Enforceable standards on ambient air pollutants that meet or exceed WHO guidelines, either within or outside of the NEPM framework.

    - Action against the greatest contributors to ambient air pollutants, including coal fired power stations and diesel trucks, as well as restrictions on future expansion of such activities.

    - Major efforts to tackle smoke pollution, from individual wood fireplaces to large industrial and forest fires.

    - A re-evaluation of the way in which air toxics are regulated, so that the Government is empowered to rapidly respond to emerging threats from highly toxic air pollutants.

    - Regulation of CO2 and ozone depleting substances as air pollutants that impact air quality in Victoria.



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