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Tukituki draft decision

The Board of Inquiry into the Tukituki Catchment Proposal has released its draft report and decision.

Tukituki draft decision

NZ’s offshore waters

Who does what in New Zealand’s offshore waters? Learn how oil, gas and mineral exploration and production are managed.

NZ’s offshore waters
Map of NZ's offshore boundaries.

ETS New Zealand Unit changes

The EPA has made changes to the New Zealand Emission Register so account holders have access to information on the origin of New Zealand Units.

ETS New Zealand Unit changes
Changes to New Zealand Units for the Emissions Trading Scheme

Register now!

Registrations have opened for our Hazardous Substances Conference. Learn more...

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Increased carbon market information

We are expanding the information we publish on carbon market activity from 2 April 2014.

Increased carbon market information
Increased information on carbon markets in New Zealand

Having your say

The EPA's Chief Executive has advice for people who want to make a submission on an application that is before the EPA.

Having your say
The EPA's Chief Executive has advice for people who want to make a submission on an application that is before the EPA.

Safety campaign launched

Our new campaign aims to reduce the number of NZers dying from workplace exposure to hazardous substances.

Safety campaign launched

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 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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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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Tukituki Catchment Proposal draft report and decision

15/04/2014

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision.

Increased carbon market information

02/04/2014

The EPA is expanding the information it publishes on carbon market activity from 2 April 2014. You can read more about this information here.

Class 3.1 Hazardous Substances

19/03/2014

Have your say on the proposed code of practice for the location of class 3.1 hazardous substances.

Performance Standard for Magazine design and construction

18/03/2014

We are calling for submissions on a test certifier Performance Standard for Issuing a Test Certificate for Containers Securing Class 1 Substances (Explosives).

Tukituki Catchment Proposal draft report and decision

15/04/2014

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision.

Who does what?

09/04/2014

Learn how government agencies and regional councils manage oil, gas and mineral exploration and production in NZ waters.