Industry regulation fact sheet - Asphalt manufacturing

Fact sheet
Guidance on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s administration of works approvals and licences for asphalt manufacturing premises.
Last updated: 23 May 2023

Under regulation 5 of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 (EP Regulations), any premises specified in Schedule 1 to the EP Regulations are prescribed premises for the purposes of Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

If the activity described in each category of prescribed premises in Schedule 1 of the EP Regulations is carried out at, or above, the specified production or design capacity those premises are regulated by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation under Part V of the EP Act.

Prescribed premises require a works approval for their construction and will require either a licence or registration to operate the described activity.