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 can delegate its power to decide applications for marine consents to Decision-Making Committees, the members of which are appointed to hear each particular application. Since 1 July 2017, the Minister for the Environment appoints a Board of Inquiry to decide applications for publicly notified applications in place of the Environmental Protection Authority. 4480
Information about current marine consent applications is available on the EPA website.
Section 13 Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012
Section 52, Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012
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