Department of the Environment and Energy
About this document
This document sets out the six core elements of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s approach to improving compliance with national environmental law.
- Intelligence – We use intelligence to understand the types and degree of non-compliance, and to predict what sort of non-compliance we may face in the future. Intelligence enables a more proactive approach to managing compliance.
- Risk analysis is a well-established method for identifying and assessing factors that could lead to non-compliance, or prevent non-compliance from being managed appropriately. It provides an objective, structured method for deciding what we focus on.
- Strategy brings together our intelligence and risk analysis. Our strategy is outlined in the Department's Compliance Policy and the Office of Compliance Annual Compliance Plan 2018-19.
- Monitoring. We proactively work with our stakeholders to identify and manage non-compliance. Monitoring, inspections and audits provide information about compliance with national environmental laws.
- Operations include engagement and collaboration with our stakeholders, as well as our investigation and enforcement activities.
- Evaluation and reporting. We measure what we have done and assess how that work has achieved environmental outcomes. We use this information to improve our approach to managing non-compliance.