Compliance and enforcement

Compliance maintenance activities for 2014–15

Compliance maintenance activities include the assessment of sites and instruments known to EPA, where a statutory permission, approval, exemption or direction has been provided.

EPA issues statutory instruments, such as licences, to duty holders to ensure that their operations do not harm the environment. We monitor compliance with these instruments to ensure that risks to the environment are being managed appropriately, while maintaining EPA’s regulatory oversight and protecting the integrity of the statutory system. This also ensures a level playing field for operators who do the right thing.

Where appropriate, EPA prioritises activities and sites on risk. Other activities and sites may warrant assessment regardless of risk due to statutory obligations. A small portion of assessments will be conducted on a random sample of sites to ensure that the statutory process has been adhered to, or to increase EPA’s regulatory presence.

Page last updated on 1 Sep 2014