EPA's compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) activities during the COVID-19 pandemic - Level 4

09 April 2020

From 27 March 2020 New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic response has been at Alert Level 4, which has resulted in a nationwide lockdown. This creates an unprecedented situation for us all.

During this time, compliance teams that manage our Hazardous Substances, Emissions Trading and Exclusive Economic Zone laws will continue to perform their regulatory functions.

While the country is at Level 4, site inspections and investigations would only take place if requested by, and in consultation with, other relevant authorities (for example Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Ministry of Health officials, or Civil Defence).

Read more about our compliance, monitoring and enforcement activities during the COVID-19 pandemic (pdf, 388KB)

Contacting us about any other matter

We are adhering to the instructions and advice of The Prime Minister regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our offices are now closed and staff are working from home. We have implemented a plan to minimise interruption to our statutory functions and to the work we do for New Zealand.

This remains an evolving situation, and we will stay connected with other government agencies to make sure we respond appropriately.

If you need to talk to us, our main contact number and email are the best way to get in touch:
Call us on: 04 916 2426
Email us at: info@epa.govt.nz

For general information about the COVID-19 virus, go to the Government's Unite against COVID-19 website.