RMA enforcement

We have the enforcement powers to support local councils to investigate contraventions of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Our RMA enforcement powers

EPA enforcement powers under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) will complement local authorities' compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) functions.

Councils seeking enforcement action support

Councils can apply to us for support to investigate non-compliance with the Resource Management Act.

Reporting pollution

Complaints about pollution should first be made to your local council. Find out how to make a complaint.