Post-decision Phase Activities — Compliance and Enforcement

The purpose of compliance and enforcement is to:

  • Promote, educate, verify, and facilitate compliance with the IAA and the conditions set out in the Decision Statement
  • Undertake compliance activities and enforcement actions to prevent, identify or correct non-compliance and adverse effects
  • Promote a consistent and transparent approach to compliance with, and enforcement of, the IAA

There are provisions to verify compliance, issue orders, and correct non-compliance. For example, the Agency will:

  • Carry out inspections in relation to designated projects to verify compliance or prevent non-compliance
  • Coordinate inspections and investigations with other jurisdictions
  • Take enforcement actions as required
  • Investigate suspected contraventions
  • Undertake measures to compel compliance through court action, such as injunctions and prosecutions.

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