• UG Career Fair

    Career Day at the University of Guyana

  • Litter

    Litter Enforcement Name Shame ( click to learn)

  • Climate Change Outreach

    Climate Change Outreach

  • Environmental camp

    Environmental Camp

  • Forest Day

    International Day of Forest 2014

  • Teacher camp

    Teacher's Training Camp

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 EPA’s Regulatory Model

 

 

The EPA Act, 1996, establishes the EPA and provides a framework for preventing and controlling air, land, water and noise pollution, increasing resource efficiency, reducing waste and improving environmental performance. EPA coordinates activities to address the discharge of wastes into the environment; the generation, storage, treatment, transport and disposal of industrial waste; and the generation and release of noise.

The EP Act gives the Agency discretion to exercise its functions and to address the harms and impacts it was established to prevent and control. This discretion includes how to prioritise and allocate resources and enforcement decisions are made and what actions are taken. EPA’s regulatory model and this Manual explain how the legislation will be enforced administered, and will prioritise compliance and enforcement activity. It outlines the strategies will be applied when dealing with activities that are we regulated.

 

A risk-based and responsive regulatory model

 

EPA will allocate resources where the biggest difference can be made, or where the biggest risks to environment, health, safety or well being can be managed.

We have adopted a risk-based model in which targeting of enforcement and responses to incidents, compliance requirements, level of non-compliance and pollution reports will change depending on the risk or harm to health and the environment.

EPA will prioritise its compliance monitoring and inspection efforts towards the biggest risks of harm to the environment and to those people and businesses that are less likely to comply.