Why it matters


New approved methods

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has produced new approved methods for the sampling, measurement and analysis of air, water and environmental noise in NSW.

Approved methods for air, water and noise

We are seeking feedback on the new approved methods. Click on the tiles below, have a read and tell us what you think.

The EPA is consulting with licensees, environmental consultants, laboratories, local councils and the community before finalising the approved methods.

We are seeking your feedback to make sure the new approved methods:

Are easy to use

Reflect up to date methods

Provide better guidance

Remove unnecessary requirements

Have your say

Public consultation on the new approved methods for air, water and noise is now open.

To provide your feedback, click on the tiles below, read the new approved methods and take one or more of the surveys.

If you would prefer to provide feedback by email, send your submission to epa.methods@epa.nsw.gov.au.

Your privacy

Please note, your feedback on the approved methods may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (the EPA) must comply with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Visit the EPA’s privacy page and the Privacy Policy for further information on its online consultation platform.

The EPA will not publish your personal information. The EPA may publish all or part of your feedback on its website, on its online consultation platform or in a consultation report. In providing us with your feedback, you consent to the EPA publishing all or part of your submission. If you would like all or part of your feedback to be withheld from publication, please let us know when making your feedback.

If you send us an email, we will record your email for the purpose of responding to you.

All information held by the EPA is subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.