Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011

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Reprint as at 1 June 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011

Public Act
2011 No 14
Date of assent
17 May 2011
see section 2

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


4Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
6Act binds the Crown
7Environmental Protection Authority established
8EPA is Crown entity
9Board of EPA
10Qualifications for appointment to board
11Restriction on membership
12Objective of EPA
13Functions of EPA
14Limitation on power to contract
15Appointment of chief executive
16Delegation of functions or powers of Minister under environmental Acts
17EPA’s power of delegation
18Māori Advisory Committee established
19Functions of Māori Advisory Committee
20Terms of reference of Māori Advisory Committee
21Remuneration of Māori Advisory Committee
23Environmental Protection Authority established by Resource Management Act 1991 disestablished
24Consequences of disestablishment of former Environmental Protection Authority
25References to EPA established by Resource Management Act 1991
26Environmental Risk Management Authority disestablished
27ERMA committees disestablished
28Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao disestablished
29No compensation for loss of office
30Transfer of functions, etc, of ERMA to EPA
31Certain delegations continue
32Applications to be completed
33Matters relating to continued committee
34Final report and accounts of ERMA
35References to ERMA
36Transfer of certain State services employees to EPA
37Terms and conditions of employment of transferred employees
38Transfer of ERMA employees to EPA
39Continuity of employment
40Employees covered by collective agreement
41Restriction on compensation for technical redundancy
42Superannuation or retiring allowance
43KiwiSaver Act 2006 not to apply to transferred employee
44Cancellation of appointment of Registrar
45Consequences of transfer of functions under Climate Change Response Act 2002 to EPA
46Delegations continued
47Transfer of contracts to EPA
48Consequences of transfer of contracts to EPA
49Continuation of enforcement officers
50Consequences of transfer of functions under Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988 and Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996 to EPA
51Transfer of contracts to EPA
52Consequences of transfer of contracts to EPA
53Consequential amendments
54Minor amendments to Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004
55Minor amendments to Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: