Preparing a Compliance Assessment Plan

If a Statement has been served under Section 45(5) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the proponent must ensure the proposal is implemented in accordance with the implementation conditions of that Statement.

Statements may include an implementation condition requiring the proponent to develop a Compliance Assessment Plan (CAP). All CAPs require approval of the CEO1.

CAPs will be used by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and proponents to ensure documentation which supports/verifies the compliance status of the implementation conditions and/or procedures of the Statement is recorded and retained to facilitate assessment and determination of compliance status and inform these processes.

This guideline outlines the minimum requirements for a CAP and assists proponents in developing a CAP in accordance with those requirements.