EPA response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) prevention measures
The EPA recognises the difficult circumstances faced by business because of the coronavirus prevention measures. This page provides information on the EPA’s approach to our engagement with businesses, industry and other partners in response to these important measures.
Legislation and compliance
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has responsibilities and powers under a range of NSW environmental legislation.
Licences are required for certain activities under the POEO Act, for Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals, transport of Dangerous Goods, use of Pesticides and use of Radiation apparatus.
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.
Use eConnect EPA to apply online for Environment Protection, Radiation, Dangerous Goods and Pesticides licences, to manage your licence and submit annual returns.
Authorised officers and enforcement officers
The role of authorised officers is to ensure that businesses, government and individuals comply with environment protection legislation in NSW.