The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1 January 2003, by the Order of the Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania No. 466 of 30 August 2002. EPA was established in a way of restructuring and merging former Joint Research Centre and Water Resources Department of the Ministry of Environment. Recently, on January 1, 2006, the activities of the management of chemical substances and preparations were shifted from the State Non Food Products Inspectorate under the Ministry of Economy to EPA, and new Chemical Substances Department with functions to implement these activities was established.
The Agency is managed by its Director and is financed by the budget of the Republic of Lituhuania.
The Environmental Protection Agency has its deat in Vilnius.