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Environment Protection Authority

Acts administered by the EPA

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responsibilities and functions under the following NSW environmental legislation.

Under each Act name, there are links to the full text of the Act (from the NSW legislation website) and, where available, further information relevant to the operation of the Act and Regulations made under that Act.

Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
Summary | Full text | Regulation | More about contaminated land

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008
Summary | Full text

Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985
SummaryFull text | Regulation | More about chemicals

Forestry Act 2012
Note: The EPA administers Parts 5A and 5B of this Act and the remainder is administered by the Minister for Primary Industries
Summary | Full text

National Environment Protection Council (New South Wales) Act 1995
Summary | Full text

Ozone Protection Act 1989
Summary | Full text | More about air

Pesticides Act 1999
SummaryFull text | Regulation | More about pesticides

Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991
SummaryFull text | Regulation 

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
SummaryFull text | Regulations | More about air, wood smokeemissions trading noisepenalty notices, and  waste

Radiation Control Act 1990
SummaryFull text | Regulation | More about radiation

Recreation Vehicles Act 1983
Summary | Full text

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001
Summary | Full text

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Page last updated: 11 July 2013