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Resource Management Amendment Act 2009: Fact sheet 8: Environmental Protection Authority – role, functions and powers

Publication date:  October 2009
Publication reference number:  INFO 434H

This is one in a series of fact sheets summarising the main changes made by the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Act 2009. This fact sheet outlines the roles, functions and powers of the new Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to recieve and process applications for proposals of national significance.

This fact sheet should be read with Fact Sheet 7: Proposals of National Significance and the Resource Consent Applications for Proposals of National Significance flow chart.