The EPA regulates the use of chemicals in NSW under Acts and Regulations to reduce harmful effects on people and minimise environmental impacts. Some hazardous chemicals are also more strictly regulated under chemical control orders.
Use of chemicals in NSW is strictly regulated to ensure they are managed responsibly.
- Chemicals are regulated in NSW under NSW Acts and Regulations as well as national legislation and international agreements.
- Industries storing, treating, using and transporting chemicals generally require an environment protection licence.
- Chemicals that pose a serious threat to the environment and present challenges in their management may be regulated by a chemical control order.
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