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28 August 2015
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Effective monitoring and enforcement arrangements are vital to ensure the integrity of the Emissions Reduction Fund.

The Clean Energy Regulator encourages scheme participants to voluntarily comply with legislative requirements. We monitor compliance with project requirements to determine compliance levels, identify possible non-compliance and assess the education or enforcement action that may be required. We do this by assessing your reports, referring to audit reports, gathering information, conducting agency initiated audits and undertaking inspections.

We hold enforcement powers, which include the power to:

  • inspect premises to determine whether a project complies with legislation and regulations

  • require documents and information, and

  • require scheme participants to appoint a registered greenhouse and energy auditor to carry out compliance audits.

In addition the Clean Energy Regulator runs an annual audit program which can apply to any registered project.

Refer to documentasset:Guidance for Audits under the ERF for more information about how audits are conducted over the life of a project.

We work in close partnership with other agencies that have regulatory responsibilities under climate change and other legislation. This includes sharing of relevant information, intelligence gathering, and referring matters for the attention of other agencies where appropriate.

Learn more about the Clean Energy Regulator's compliance, education and enforcement policy.

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