Compliance & Enforcement Ladder

The NRCB’s Compliance and Enforcement operational policy emphasizes education and voluntary compliance as the first and preferred approach to bringing an operation into compliance with the act or conditions attached to the operation’s permit. If there is an immediate risk to the environment, the inspector may issue an emergency order. In rare circumstances the inspector may initiate prosecution, if required.

In most cases the inspector and operator work together to identify a plan to address the compliance issue that is appropriate for the issue and the specific operation. The plan may include a commitment to timelines for completion. For more information, please refer to Operational Policy 2016-8: Compliance and Enforcement.