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Environmental Protection Authority


  • administer applications for major infrastructure projects
  • regulate new organisms (plants, animals, GM organisms) and hazardous substances and chemicals
  • help industries work safely with hazardous substances
  • administer the Emissions Trading Scheme and New Zealand Emission Trading Register
  • manage the environmental impact of activities in the EEZ, including prospecting for petroleum and minerals, seismic surveying and scientific research. 




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