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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Environment protection licences

Powers of authorised officers

Authorised officers may be appointed to assist appropriate regulatory authorities to exercise their functions under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act). This document, revised in May 2006, introduces some general principles, summarises the statutory basis for the powers and provides a commentary on the powers under the POEO Act and other key environment protection legislation.

Document available as powers06172.pdf (316 KB, requires Acrobat Reader)

Page last updated: 18 June 2013