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Review of the Environmental Protection Authority

The Ministry for the Environment has reviewed the effectiveness of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The EPA was established in 2011 to be New Zealand’s single national-level environmental regulator. It is a stand-alone Crown agent responsible for national-level consenting and regulatory functions under a number of statutes. 

Our review of the EPA was mandated by Cabinet, which directed the Ministry for the Environment to review the effectiveness of the EPA three years after it became operational (1 July 2011).  

Please see the Review of the effectiveness of the Environmental Protection Authority – Overview report

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference outline the scope, components and methodology of the review.

View the Terms of Reference as a PDF version [126 KB] or a DOC version [34 KB].

Find out more about the Environmental Protection Authority on their website. 

Reviewed:
12/05/15