The reform of regional State administration was carried out on 1/1/2010. The tasks of former North Ostrobothnia Regional Environment Centre have been transferred to the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Ostrobothnia. Responsibility for environmental permits now falls to the Regional State Administrative Agencies.
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Ostrobothnia works to improve the environmental situation in Northern Ostrobothnia according to the principles of sustainable development, while co-operating as widely as possible with the various parties concerned.
The Centre is also actively involved in the production of information concerning the relationship between human beings and their natural environment, while seeking to enhance the living conditions in the area.