Compliance and enforcement

Compliance and enforcement policy

EPA’s Compliance and enforcement policy (publication 1388) was first released in 2011 in direct response to recommendations from the Compliance and Enforcement Review undertaken in late 2010.

All effective regulators are backed by clear-cut policies regarding the two basic regulatory functions of compliance and enforcement.

The Policy provides EPA with the framework to be able to say to business and the community when it will and will not do things – it is essentially a rule book on how EPA will exercise its discretion around compliance and enforcement.

As a result of the new policy, EPA’s actions will be more consistent and predictable. Business and the community will know what to expect from EPA.

Since the Compliance and enforcement policy was released, EPA has published the following subordinate policies and guidelines:

Page last updated on 2 Jan 2018