Entities can reduce their risk profile by having in place systems and clear documentation identifying all parties who are identifiable as “a related person” for the "chain of responsibility" laws under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EPA 1994).

On January 27, 2017, the Queensland government approved by regulation the statutory guideline to provide more certainty in the decision-making process for issuing an environmental protection order (EPO) to a “related person.” The objectives of the 2016 amendments to the Act were to facilitate enhanced environmental protection for sites operated…