Acts administered by the EPA

We have responsibilities and functions under the following NSW environmental legislation. Links are provided to the full text of the Act on the NSW legislation website.

Contaminated Land Management Act 1997
Summary | Full text | Regulation | More about contaminated land

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008
Summary | Full text | Regulation

Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985
SummaryFull text | Regulation | More about chemicals

Forestry Act 2012
Summary | Full text
We administer Parts 5A and 5B of this Act and the remainder is administered by the Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade.

Local Land Services Act 2013
Summary | Full text
We administer Part 11 and Divisions 2 and 3 of Part 12, so far as they relate to private native forestry. The remainder is administered by the Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW.

National Environment Protection Council (New South Wales) Act 1995
Summary | Full text

Ozone Protection Act 1989
Summary | Full text | More about air

Pesticides Act 1999
SummaryFull text | Regulation | More about pesticides

Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021
Summary | Full text | More about plastics

Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991
SummaryFull text | Regulation 

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
SummaryFull text | Regulations | More about air, wood smokeemissions tradingnoise, and waste

Protection from Harmful Radiation Act 1990
SummaryFull text | Regulation | More about radiation

Recreation Vehicles Act 1983
Summary | Full text

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2001
Summary | Full text | Regulation

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