The Environmental Protection Authority is established under Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The Act provides for "the prevention, control and abatement of pollution and environmental harm, for the conservation, preservation, protection, enhancement and management of the environment and for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing".

The EPA is charged with the development of environmental protection policies under Part III of the Act, and environmental impact assessment of proposals and schemes under Part IV.

The Office of the EPA administers and operates under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and its regulations. It is responsible for overseeing implementation of proposals under Part IV Division 2 of the Act.

The Department of Environment Regulation is responsible for control of pollution under Part V of the Act, and for enforcement under Part VI.

The Office of the Appeals Convenor has responsibility for managing and reporting on appeals in respect of levels of assessment of, and reports on, proposals and conditions of implementation under Part VII of the Act.

Copies of the Act and regulations can be found at the State Law Publisher's website.

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