Legislation and compliance
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responsibilities and powers under a range of NSW environmental legislation.
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) establishes the NSW environmental regulatory framework and includes a licensing requirement for certain activities.
The EPA is required by law to maintain several public registers. You can access these registers online and search for information about specific companies and specific circumstances or events, such as environmental protection measures and regulatory actions.
Policies and guidelines
This area contains policies and guidelines that set out specific details about how the EPA operates.
The NSW Gas Plan sets a framework for the future of the State's gas industry and ensures a consistent and transparent approach to compliance and enforcement.