Tumbarumba Shire Council has authority to issue environment protection notices under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. The Notices are issued to individuals or companies where pollution has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur. Examples of these notices include:
- Clean Up Notice - issued when an incident has occurred or is occurring
- Pollution Prevention Notice - issued if a pollution incident is occurring or is likely to occur
- Noise Control Notice - may restrict the times of operating some noisy equipment
- Compliance Cost Notice - issued by Council to recover the costs of cleaning up some else's pollution or to recover costs involved with monitoring compliance with Clean Up or Prevention Notices.