Enforcement & Compliance Services
DIVISION: Compliance & Enforcement
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 292-6549
FAX NUMBER: (609) 984-9658
This program is responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Compliance and Enforcement. The bureau, as a whole, represents a commitment to working smarter and focusing resources where they can have the greatest impact. The bureau is responsible for communications and outreach including web design. The bureau also provides special project support and development, as well as report development and information gathering. The bureau is responsible for Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request management and tracking within the division, and provides data system support, implementation and quality control and case management support.
Compliance and Enforcement has created an advisory system to help quickly and easily recognize the intent and utility of its various outreach efforts. Each advisory follows a common abbreviated format to outline the issue, help you determine if you are affected, describe what you can do, and how to get more information. There are three types of advisories that are currently issued:
Enforcement Alerts - anticipated enforcement activities
Enforcement Alerts highlight areas of concern within the department where some change will likely result in increased observation of non-compliance and/or more strict enforcement. The change might be a shift in department policy, or a targeted effort to address a specific environmental issue or rule change. By heeding an Enforcement Alert, you may be able to get ahead of the change and avoid non-compliance as well as an associated potentially strict enforcement approach.
Warnings – emerging patterns of non-compliance
Compliance Advisory Warnings highlight non-compliance issues experienced by others. These problems may be common, recurring or newly emerging. By heeding Compliance Advisory Warnings you can benefit from the experiences of others and avoid common mistakes. Widespread response to Warnings may prevent an issue from rising to the level of an Enforcement Alert where the department must initiate new steps to address a problem.
Updates - incentives, compliance assistance and rule changes
Compliance Advisory Updates highlight an opportunity to improve compliance on your own, and/or reduce your liability or potentially avoid regulation altogether. Compliance Advisory Updates subjects cover rule changes or new rules, potential benefits of specific incentives/initiatives/ programs or tools as they become available.
All advisories are posted on the web. Interested persons can subscribe to receive notices of new advisories.
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The EZ Inspect Guide is a guide to assist the regulated community in understanding Compliance and Enforcement’s inspection process. It is not intended to be program/media specific nor contain all of the applicable regulations or requirements. The guide focuses on general questions to help simplify the inspection process.