EPA administers the:

Subordinate legislation sits under the Environment Protection Act 1970. This allows EPA to regulate pollution and waste that impacts human health and the environment.

Subordinate legislation aims to protect air, water and land. It also covers noise, waste and serious chemical hazards. It includes:

EPA regulates industry’s greenhouse gas emissions as part of protecting air quality. When we make a works approval or licensing decision, we look at industry’s potential to impact climate change.

EPA must also uphold certain legislation. This includes laws that deal with:

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Reviewed 2 October 2020