This page relates to EPA’s policies and tools under the Environment Protection Act 1970. To find out about EPA’s compliance and enforcement role under the Environment Protection Act 2017, which is intended to come into effect on 1 July 2021, visit the compliance and enforcement page.

A notice recipient can apply to EPA to amend the following types of remedial notices:

  • pollution abatement notices (PANs)
  • minor works pollution abatement notices (MWPANs)
  • clean up notices (CUNs).

Applications can be made to:

  • extend compliance dates
  • amend requirements
  • revoke requirements.

Generally, we only make amendments to requirements when the notice recipient can demonstrate that all efforts to comply with the notice requirements have been made and either one of the following is true:

  • Factors beyond their control (such as weather events) mean compliance dates are not achievable and an extension of time is required to achieve compliance.
  • Changing one or more requirements will restore compliance with the law and deliver greater levels of control and a better long-term environmental outcome.

For an application to be considered, the notice recipient must provide adequate justification to support the case for any amendment.

How to apply for an amendment of a remedial notice

See our Remedial notices policy (publication 1418) for further information on the process for amending remedial notices.

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Remedial notices and directions

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Compliance and enforcement under the 1970 Act


This page was copied from EPA's old website. It was last updated on 14 October 2019.

Reviewed 3 May 2021