Our responsibilities

The NT EPA is tasked with promotion of waste avoidance, mitigation, re-use and recycling.

In fulfilling our responsibilities we:

  • provide advice to the Minister on amendments to legislation and policy on waste and pollution
  • work with industry on minimising and eliminating waste and pollution
  • provide information to promote community awareness and understanding of waste and pollution issues
  • provide guidelines and codes of practice on managing waste and pollution
  • provide technical support and education programs in consultation with:
    • industry
    • other government agencies
    • local government bodies and
    • non-government organisations
  • assess and advise on environmental monitoring programs
  • develop waste management plans and strategies in consultation with local government bodies
  • monitor air quality
  • license and approve the following activities:
    • landfills
    • listed waste handlers
    • wastewater discharge and
    • LNG/methanol manufacturing
  • undertake enforcement of legislation and require audits of licensed activities and environmental contamination.
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