Decision-makers and their functions

Minister for the Environment

The Minister for the Environment is responsible for developing regulations, with the assistance of the Ministry for the Environment.

Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is responsible for deciding applications for marine consents, monitoring compliance with the EEZ Act, enforcing the requirements of the EEZ Act, promoting public awareness of the requirements of the EEZ Act, and performing any other function specified in the EEZ Act. 58

The Environmental Protection Authority delegates its power to decide applications for marine consents to Decision-Making Committees, the members of which will be appointed to hear each particular application based on experience or expertise relevant to matters raised by the application.

Information about current marine consent applications is available on the EPA website.

  1. Section 13 Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012

Last updated at 3:51PM on September 10, 2014