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HSNO reform

Hazardous substances rules are changing. Learn more.

HSNO reform

OMV marine consent

The EPA has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by OMV New Zealand Ltd to complete its existing programme of development drilling in the South Taranaki Bight.

OMV marine consent

EPA SPE 2014-15

The EPA’s Statement of Performance Expectations is now published on our website. It shows what we will deliver in 2014-15.

EPA SPE 2014-15

Phosphate mining application

Submissions can be made until 10 July on a marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Phosphate mining application
Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd

TTR decision

The EPA Decision-making Committee has released its decision on the application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd for a marine consent for its iron sand mining project in the South Taranaki Bight.

TTR decision
The EPA Decision-making Committee has released its decision on the application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd for a marine consent for its iron sand mining project in the South Taranaki Bight.

New safety campaign

An upcoming campaign focuses on the importance of wearing the right safety gear when using farm chemicals.

New safety campaign

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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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.

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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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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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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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OMV New Zealand Ltd (OMV) application for a non-notified marine consent

07/07/2014

OMV is applying for consent to drill an exploratory well, WHIO-1 in the Taranaki Basin.

Submissions open on OMV marine consent application

01/07/2014

The EPA has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by OMV New Zealand Ltd to complete its existing programme of development drilling in the South Taranaki Bight.

Submission period opens on OMV marine consent application

01/07/2014

The Environmental Protection Authority has opened the submission period on a marine consent application by OMV New Zealand Ltd to complete its existing programme of development drilling in the South Taranaki Bight.

CRP marine consent application

12/06/2014

Submissions can be made on a marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

OMV New Zealand Ltd (OMV) application for a non-notified marine consent

07/07/2014

OMV is applying for consent to drill an exploratory well, WHIO-1 in the Taranaki Basin.

04/07/2014

Guidance for petroleum mining operators on how the EPA will process a request for a Ruling under section 162 of the EEZ Act to continue with activities that existed prior to the EEZ Act.