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EPA manages risk

EPA Chief Executive Rob Forlong spoke about environmental risk management on 7 August 2014 at the Environmental Defence Society national conference in Auckland.

EPA manages risk

HSNO reform

Hazardous substances rules are changing. Learn more.

HSNO reform

Annual ETS figures

The latest annual data reports on the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme are now available.

Annual ETS figures

Pūhoi Draft Decision

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision.

Pūhoi Draft Decision

Draft Decision released

The Basin Bridge Board of Inquiry has released its Draft Decision.

Draft Decision released

Welcome to the Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) administers applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, and regulates new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) and hazardous substances and chemicals. The EPA also administers the Emissions Trading Scheme and New Zealand Emission Unit Register, and manages the environmental impact of activities in the EEZ, including prospecting for petroleum and minerals, seismic surveying and scientific research.
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About us

Who we are, what we do, international connections, careers and job vacancies, corporate publications, and fees and charges.

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New Organisms

New Zealand’s economy relies on organisms that are not native to New Zealand. The EPA ensures new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.

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Hazardous Substances

From petrol and LPG to toothpaste and fireworks - there are more than 100,000 hazardous substances in common use. We set the rules for safe use.

Resource Management

Applications for building roads, wind farms, and power transmission lines are examples of projects of national significance that are managed by us.

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Emissions Trading

The EPA manages the administration of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the operation of the New Zealand Emission Unit Register.

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Te Hautū

The EPA supports iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensures Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.

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Careers

See available roles and job vacancies, qualifications we seek, and application forms and information

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The EEZ

We commenced regulation of activities in the EEZ and Continental Shelf when the EEZ Act came into force on 28 June 2013.

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Read the August 2014 EPA Bulletin

22/08/2014

The latest EPA Bulletin is now available online.

EPA’s focus on managing environmental risk

20/08/2014

EPA Chief Executive Rob Forlong spoke about environmental risk management on 7 August 2014 at the Environmental Defence Society national conference in Auckland.

Submissions sought on modified reassessment of certain OPC substances - APP202142

22/07/2014

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to review and implement appropriate non-contact periods for certain organophosphate or carbamate plant protection substances.

Have your say on consultations

21/07/2014

Submissions are a way you can contribute towards decision-making.

Read the August 2014 EPA Bulletin

22/08/2014

The latest EPA Bulletin is now available online.

EPA’s focus on managing environmental risk

20/08/2014

EPA Chief Executive Rob Forlong spoke about environmental risk management on 7 August 2014 at the Environmental Defence Society national conference in Auckland.