The new Act will commence on 1 July 2021
The Governor in Council has proclaimed that the new Environment Protection Act will commence on 1 July 2021.
The formal process for making the subordinate legislation – the Environment Protection Regulations and Environment Reference Standard – will now proceed.
Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will let you know when they are made as legislation and published. Until then we encourage you to continue to use the proposed final versions released by Government in December 2020 to prepare for the new laws.
The new environment protection laws will come into effect on 1 July 2021. Until then you are required to continue operating under the Environment Protection Act 1970.
EPA will continue to work with you on preparing for the new laws.
The proposed final Regulations, ERS, supporting documents and guidance are available Click Here