The regulations set out the activities that may require a financial assurance. A financial assurance is a sum of money, like a security deposit. These include: 

  • reportable priority waste management
  • large, licensed landfills
  • licence and permit tier waste and resource recovery activities
  • bulk-storage facilities
  • on-site retention of contaminated soil.

The Regulations also allow additional risk assessment criteria to determine if an activity needs a financial assurance. This works on a case-by-case basis.

An activity may also need a financial assurance as a condition of a notice and some orders. This includes a site management order or an environmentally hazardous substance order.

Read more about the Regulations

Summary of regulations

Summary of air and water regulations

Summary of contaminated land regulations

Summary of litter regulations

Summary of noise regulations

Summary of onsite wastewater management regulations

Summary of permissions regulations

Summary of waste regulations

Environment reference standard

Reviewed 25 May 2021