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Legal basis of Establishment & Aims

Basis of foundation Founded as a legal corporation affiliated to the Ministry of Environment based on the Article 59 of the Framework Act on Environmental Policy (1978)
Objective By conducting survey & research, technology development, education & promotion, and ecological restoration for the preservation of the environment, KEPA strives to maintain a pleasant environment and contribute to improving quality of life.

History

Oct. 1978
The Korea Environmental Preservation Association Established (Based on the Article 61 of the Environment Conservation Act)
Jul. 1979
Hosted the 1st International Exhibition on Environmental Technologies & Products (ENVEX) (INPOCO, former name)
Oct. 1981
Implemented the environmental pollutant measurement/impact assessment project
Aug. 1983
Designated as the legal environmental education institution of the Ministry of Environment
Jun. 1992
Introduced eco-labelling system and conducted certification work (transferred to the Korea Environmental Labeling Association in June, 1994)
Sep. 1996
Led the introduction of ultra-light aircrafts to monitor water pollution in the four major rivers
Apr. 2001
Designated as a training organization to foster environmental product declaration certification personnel by the Ministry of Environment
Jan. 2004
Entrusted with the Han River Basin Environmental Office's waterside maintenance task
Mar. 2004
Entrusted with the operation of vehicles for the environmental education of the Ministry of Environment
Oct. 2004
Performed the service of measuring BOD in sewer pipes around the Han River region
Oct. 2006
Designated as the agency to analyze water quality during the total water pollution load management of the four major rivers
Feb. 2008
Designated as the consignment agency in accordance with the Environmental Education Promotion Act (Article 18)
Jun. 2008
Entrusted with the pilot project to restore the waterside ecosystem of the Han River region (Yongin Woonhak District)
Aug. 2008
Entrusted with the operation of a website that provides comprehensive information on environmental education
Sep. 2009
Entrusted with the project to restore waterside plants around purchased land of the Han River region
Jun. 2011
Designated as a greenhouse gas and energy verification organization
Oct. 2012
Appointed as the National Environmental Education Center
Nov. 2012
Designated as a consignment agency for the asbestos safety management education
Feb. 2013
Implemented the project on the restoration of waterside ecosystem in the four major rivers
Jul. 2013
Performed the service of monitoring the total water pollution load management system of the Han River region
Oct. 2014
Redesignated as the National Environmental Education Center
Nov. 2014
Registered as the engineering business operator
Jan. 2015
Performed tasks as the Korea-EU FTA CSF Secretariat
Jun. 2015
Entrusted with the operation of visiting environmental class for children
Jul. 2015
Registered as an engineering business operator (landscape soil environment)
Aug. 2015
Designated as an asbestos investigation agency
Sep. 2016
Designated as a consignment agency to manage the waterside ecosystem in accordance with the Four River System Act
Feb. 2017
Designated as a state-run organization

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart