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We're hiring

See our latest job vacancies, and how to register your interest in future vacancies.

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See our latest job vacancies, and how to register your interest in future vacancies.

TTRL submissions now closed

Submissions on the TTRL application to mine iron sands off the Taranaki coast are now closed.

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Submissions on the TTRL application are now closed.

Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao

The EPA’s Māori Advisory Committee, Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao, is a statutory (legally mandated) group that is appointed by the EPA Board.

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The EPA’s Māori Advisory Committee, Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao, is a statutory (legally mandated) group that is appointed by the EPA Board.

What we do

We administer applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, and regulate new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) and hazardous substances and chemicals.

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We administer applications for major infrastructure projects of national significance, and regulate new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) and hazardous substances and chemicals.

Environmental Protection Authority

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Resource Management

We manage the decision-making process for proposals of national significance, for example major roading projects and wind farms.

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The EEZ

We are responsible for managing the environmental effects of restricted activities in NZ's Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

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Hazardous Substances

We set rules for safe use of over 100,000 commonly used hazardous substances, including cleaners, cosmetics and fireworks.

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Emissions Trading

We manage the administration of NZ's Emissions Trading Scheme and the operation of the Emissions Trading Register.

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New Organisms

Our economy relies on organisms that are not native to NZ. We ensure new organisms can be imported without harming our environment.

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Te Hautū

We support iwi and applicants through the engagement process and ensure Māori perspectives are considered in our decision making.

Felling a giant

17/01/2017

Two insects common around the Mediterranean can now be imported into New Zealand to control the giant reed (Arundo donax), following a decision by the EPA made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (1996).

Stockholm Convention Persistent Organic Pollutants and Rotterdam Convention Chemicals

21/12/2016

Two of the UNs agreements that NZ is a party to are: the Stockholm Convention on POPs, & the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals & Pesticides in International Trade.

Submissions open for broadleaf grasses

14/12/2016

AgResearch Limited has submitted an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) seeking approval under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO Act) to release 18 new grass species.

Consultation on application to import the herbicide Monument

24/11/2016

​The EPA is seeking your views on an application to import the herbicide Monument.

Felling a giant

17/01/2017

Two insects common around the Mediterranean can now be imported into New Zealand to control the giant reed (Arundo donax), following a decision by the EPA made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (1996).

Project Management Accountant

16/01/2017

We are looking for a Fixed Term Project Management Accountant to work with our finance team.