Why it matters

Remaking the Clean Air Regulation

The Clean Air Regulation is being remade so that it remains relevant and effective. The Regulatory Impact Statement outlines the costs and benefits of proposed changes to the regulation. This statement should be read in conjunction with the draft regulation.

Modernising how we regulate air quality

We sought your feedback on the draft Clean Air Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement. The links are still open but consultation is now closed.

The draft regulation reflects latest environment and health research, current jurisdictional regulatory settings, emerging technology and standards and evolving community and stakeholder concerns. It will deliver cost-effective emission reductions with benefits to industry, the community and environment while reducing complexity and improving clarity by removing or harmonising duplicated, outdated and obsolete provisions.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has consulted with the community, local councils and other stakeholders before finalising the Clean Air Regulation.

Your views on the proposed changes to the Clean Air Regulation are highly valued and will inform finalisation of the regulation.


  • one

    Extend the summer period when less polluting petrol must be supplied in the NSW Greater Metropolitan Region.

  • two

    Require older activities and plant to comply with more stringent air emission standards.

  • three

    Require stricter emission limits and controls for volatile organic liquids for storage tanks, loading plant and tank vehicles and across a broader part of the NSW Greater Metropolitan Region that is at high risk of ozone formation.

Public consultation on the draft Clean Air Regulation is now closed. Thank you for your contributions.


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