About this evaluation

Read about the evaluation of the hazardous substances compliance system, the terms of reference, and how to contact us.

The Technical Working Group (TWG) will assess the current hazardous substance compliance system, comment on whether it is fit for purpose, and recommend improvements.

It is not intended that the evaluation will make any recommendations about legislative changes to the:

  • Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO)
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)
  • Resource Management Act (RMA)

The TWG will be engaging with key players in the hazardous substance compliance system and will produce a report. Local government and other agencies involved in the compliance system will have the opportunity to provide any feedback to the TWG, ahead of the completion of the final report.

You can read more about the evaluation in the terms of reference.

Technical Working Group’s terms of reference (pdf, 168KB)

Contact the Technical Working Group

The EPA are the secretariat for the TWG, including managing all of the communications. You can contact us by:  

Email: HSReviewPanel@epa.govt.nz

Postal address

Environmental Protection Authority
Private Bag 63002
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Physical address

Level 10
215 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Media queries

Email: media@epa.govt.nz