The EPA has recently completed an internal review of its compliance and enforcement framework to support transition to stronger, contemporary compliance and enforcement arrangements.
The EPA Compliance & Enforcement Policy 2022 sets out the approach and principles applied to compliance and enforcement work undertaken by the EPA. Compliance with the law is not a matter of choice - it is a requirement. The EPA has a range of options available to promote and support compliance, to deter and penalise offenders, and to remediate damage caused to the environment.
Compliance and enforcement work is relevant to all organisational divisions of the EPA. It is a continual process of assessing risks and engaging with industry, stakeholders, and the public to improve environmental outcomes
The EPA Compliance & Enforcement Policy 2022 can be viewed on this website.