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Environment Protection Authority

Media Centre

The NSW Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) media team is committed to providing journalists with timely responses on issues relating to the work of the EPA.

Submitting inquiries and requests

Journalists can contact the EPA media team to discuss their inquiry initially via telephone or email.

It may be necessary to outline the inquiry details in writing, including specific questions, deadline times, broadcast/publication date and the context of the request.

The media team may upload journalists' questions and responses on to the EPA website to clarify any inaccuracies or misconceptions that are reported.

Response times

The EPA media team aims to respond to inquiries within four hours of the request being made. The more detailed or technical the request, the more time the media team require to provide a response.

Due to the high volume of media inquiries the EPA media team receives, it must prioritise requests.

For non-urgent matters or background information, at least 24 hours' notice is required.

Out-of-hours and weekends

Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays, the on-call EPA media officer will respond to urgent and high priority media enquiries only. At least four hours' notice is also preferred.

At the discretion of the on-call EPA media officer, journalists with non-urgent media inquiries during these periods may be advised to put their inquiry in writing for a response during office hours.

For all media inquiries please contact the EPA media team on:

Phone: (02) 9995 6415 (including after hours)
Email: PublicAffairsSection@epa.nsw.gov.au

Requests from students

The EPA media team will prioritise requests from students according to its commitments at the time of making a request.

Students are encouraged to utilise the information and resources available on this web site prior to submitting a request.

Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act)

This Act requires government agencies to make certain sorts of information freely available and to release as much information as possible. Further information can be obtained about accessing information through the GIPA Act and how to make a request.Penalty Notices

For any non-media enquiries regarding the Environment Protection Authority please contact the Environment Line on 131 555.

EPA Public Registers

The media team reports on pollution and environmental incidents, penalty notices that it issues and environmental policies, regulation and programs. Information about specific businesses who have an Environment Protection Licence is required by law to be publically available and can be found on the website, under the following:

Follow us on Twitter

The media team uses twitter to report on emergency incidents and provide links to the latest media releases.

To find out the latest news from the EPA follow us at https://twitter.com/NSW_EPA

EPA Connect

EPA Connect is a quarterly newsletter that is produced by the media team which highlights a number of projects and initiatives undertaken by the EPA. To subscribe to this newsletter, please email epa.connect@epa.nsw.gov.au

EPA Connect

Page last updated: 18 February 2015