Environmental Protection Authority Bill

  • enacted

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Environmental Protection Authority Bill

Government Bill

246—3

As reported from the committee of the whole House

Contents

Bill note

Key

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose

3A Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)

4 Interpretation

5 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
Environmental Protection Authority

Establishment of Environmental Protection Authority

6 Environmental Protection Authority established

7 EPA is Crown entity

8 Board of EPA

9 Qualifications for appointment to board

10 Restriction on membership

Functions of EPA

11 Objective of EPA

12 Functions of EPA

13 Limitation on power to contract

14 Appointment of chief executive

Delegation by Minister

15 Delegation of functions or powers of Minister under environmental Acts

Delegation by EPA

16 EPA's power of delegation

Māori Advisory Committee

17 Māori Advisory Committee established

18 Function of Māori Advisory Committee

19 Terms of reference of Māori Advisory Committee

20 Remuneration of Māori Advisory Committee

Part 3
Disestablishment of entities, transfer of functions, and other matters

21 Interpretation

Subpart 1Disestablishment of Environmental Protection Authority established by Resource Management Act 1991

22 Environmental Protection Authority established by Resource Management Act 1991 disestablished

23 Consequences of disestablishment of former Environmental Protection Authority

24 References to EPA established by Resource Management Act 1991

Subpart 2Disestablishment of Environmental Risk Management Authority and Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao

Disestablishment of Environmental Risk Management Authority and Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao

25 Environmental Risk Management Authority disestablished

26 ERMA committees disestablished

27 Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao disestablished

28 No compensation for loss of office

Transfer of functions, etc, of ERMA to EPA

29 Transfer of functions, etc, of ERMA to EPA

30 Certain delegations continue

31 Applications to be completed

32 Matters relating to continued committee

33 Final report and accounts of ERMA

34 References to ERMA

Subpart 3Transfer of employees

35 Transfer of certain State services employees to EPA

36 Terms and conditions of employment of transferred employees

37 Transfer of ERMA employees to EPA

38 Continuity of employment

39 Employees covered by collective agreement

40 Restriction on compensation for technical redundancy

Superannuation

41 Superannuation or retiring allowance

42 KiwiSaver Act 2006 not to apply to transferred employee

Subpart 4Matters related to transfer of functions under Climate Change Response Act 2002

Cancellation of Registrar's appointment

43 Cancellation of appointment of Registrar

Consequences of transfer of climate change functions

44 Consequences of transfer of functions under Climate Change Response Act 2002 to EPA

45 Delegations continued

Transfer of contracts

46 Transfer of contracts to EPA

47 Consequences of transfer of contracts to EPA

Continuation of enforcement officers

47A Continuation of enforcement officers

Subpart 5Matters related to transfer of functions under Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988 and Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996

47B Consequences of transfer of functions under Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988 and Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996 to EPA

Transfer of contracts

47C Transfer of contracts to EPA

47D Consequences of transfer of contracts to EPA

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Part 7
Minor and consequential amendments

86 Consequential amendments

87 Minor amendments to Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004

88 Minor amendments to Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996

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Schedule 3
Amendments to other Acts consequential on disestablishment of ERMA

Schedule 4
Consequential amendments to regulations under Climate Change Response Act 2002

Schedule 5
Consequential amendments to regulations under Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

Schedule 6
Amendments to Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004

Schedule 7
Amendments to Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: