Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011

Functions of EPA

12 Objective of EPA


The objective of the EPA is to undertake its functions in a way that—


contributes to the efficient, effective, and transparent management of New Zealand’s environment and natural and physical resources; and


enables New Zealand to meet its international obligations.


When undertaking its particular functions under an environmental Act, the EPA must also act in a way that furthers any objectives (or purposes) stated in respect of that Act.