Contaminated sites compliance statement
The EPA’s Compliance Policy summarises the EPA’s general approach to compliance and enforcement of legislation that it administers.
It describes the EPA’s approach to regulation and compliance, the EPA’s response to environmental issues and non-compliance, and the EPA’s regulatory performance. The Policy guides EPA decision-making to ensure that its compliance activities and actions are consistent, fair and credible.
The Contaminated Sites Compliance Statement (PDF 664KB) details the approach taken to compliance and enforcement of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 and Contaminated Land Management Regulation 2013.
The overall objective of the EPA’s compliance activities in relation to contaminated land is improving environmental and human health outcomes. Consistent with the EPA’s Compliance Policy, a risk-based approach and an escalated regulatory response to compliance is taken to the regulation of contaminated land (Figure 1).
Figure 1: The EPA's risk-based approach
The Compliance Statement identifies the factors the EPA considers when selecting appropriate compliance tools and the circumstances under which the EPA escalates its response (Figure 2). The Compliance Statement also details specific requirements for compliance with statutory instruments, compliance tools and compliance monitoring.
Figure 2: The EPA’s escalating regulatory response to non-compliance
Page last updated: 31 March 2016