Compliance guidelines

    Compliance and Enforcement

    Information and guidance is developed in line with legislative requirements. Some guidance is general in nature and others more descriptive, such as the statutory tools used by the department.

    Statutory tools

    Statutory declarations may be required in certain circumstances. These instances include:

    Recipient

    • If you are the recipient of an environmental evaluation notice, in accordance with section 326E of the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
    • Confirmation that you have provided all relevant information to the person who carried out the environmental evaluation for the purpose of submitting an environmental report.

    Auditor

    • If you are an auditor who conducted the environmental evaluation, in accordance with section 574C of the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
    • Confirmation that you have the qualifications and experience relevant to the environmental evaluation.
    • Ensure a copy of your authored report is attached to the statutory declaration.

    Suitably Qualified Person

    • If you are a suitably qualified person who conducted the environmental evaluation, in accordance with section 574C of the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
    • Description of qualifications and experience relevant to the environmental evaluation.
    • Ensure a copy of your authored report is attached to the statutory declaration.

    Statutory Declarations are published on the Queensland Government Publications portal, and can be located by going to the Queensland Government website and searching the words ‘Statutory Declarations’. These can be electronically witnessed by following the process described on the publications portal.