We work closely with compliance and
enforcement agencies. If you wish to report a possible compliance issue, please contact the relevant agency from the list below.
Hazardous waste and ozone depleting substances
Contact the EPA hazardous substances group:
Other hazardous substance and new organism matters
Contact the enforcement agency responsible for the relevant area.
For new organisms
For hazardous substances
In places of work
Travel and transport
In or on any motor or rail vehicle, on any road or railway line:
In or on any ship:
At the border
Where it is necessary to protect public health:
Distribution systems, gas installations or appliances
In, on, at, or around any distribution system, gas installation or gas appliance:
All other premises, including any premises where the RMA is being enforced
Territorial authorities are responsible for enforcement:
- in or on any premises situated within their district (other than those premises mentioned above)
- those premises specified above where the function, power or duty has been transferred to the territorial authority by another enforcement agency.
The territorial authority may also enforce the HSNO Act if they are on the premises for the purpose of enforcing the Resource Management Act (RMA).
Each regional council may enforce the HSNO Act if they are on the premises for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the RMA, or in or on those premises mentioned above if the function, power or duty has been transferred to the them by another enforcement agency.
Roles and responsibilities guide
The technical guide below provides a mechanism (decision process) for identifying a lead agency to respond to non-compliance or an incident.