Wednesday 13th Nov, 11:00am
Ministry for the Environment
CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN CME
MfE and the EPA talk about their compliance projects and working with our local government partners
Last year MfE launched the Best Practice Guidelines for CME under the RMA, signalling a stronger role for central government in Environmental CME.
Since then, further initiatives have been announced, including the creation of a new RMA enforcement unit at the EPA, the ban on plastic bags, changes to the waste levy and landfill management, an evaluation of the hazardous substances compliance system, and the three waters review.
This presentation will be an opportunity for conference attendees to hear from representatives from MfE and the EPA about the work that is being undertaken and ask questions.
The presentation will address the following issues:
Proposed changes to the RMA including empowering the EPA to have a role in compliance
Work being done by the EPA to set up their new RMA team in partnership with regional and unitary councils
Update on MfE's compliance programme under the Waste Minimisation Act
EPA's compliance work for EEZ regulations
Challenges identified by the three waters review
Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry for the Environment
Jos is a Senior Analyst with the Ministry for the Environment, working on Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement. Prior to joining MfE, Jos was a Team Leader with Auckland Council's Regulatory Compliance Unit, running a team of monitoring inspectors for the southern part of the Auckland Region. He has over 10 years of experience in local government, including as a monitoring inspector, a senior investigator, a planner, and a compliance team leader.