Environmental Protection Authority
We manage the decision-making process for proposals of national significance, for example major roading projects and wind farms.
We are responsible for managing the environmental effects of restricted activities in NZ's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.
We set rules for safe use of over 100,000 commonly used hazardous substances, including cleaners, cosmetics and fireworks.
We manage the administration of NZ's Emissions Trading Scheme and the operation of the Emission Unit Register.
Our economy relies on organisms that are not native to NZ. We ensure new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.
We support iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensure Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.