Auditing & Inspections

Environmental Audit and InspectionThe core function of the Inspections Section is to ensure observance of proper environmental safeguards in the execution of all development strategies, projects and policies that have or is likely to have significant impact on the environment. This function contributes to the NEMA strategic objective on strengthening compliance and enforcement of environmental laws. The key expected outcomes of successful implementation of this strategy include:

  1. Ensuring observance of proper environmental safeguards in development strategies, projects, and policies
  2. Increasing self-monitoring and auditing by permit holders
  3. Reducing public complaints
  4. Reducing water, air, and land pollution
  5. Increasing Environmental Auditing and permit applications
  6. Increasing regulated community participation in compliance monitoring
  7. Reinforcing credibility of environmental protection efforts
  8. Enhancing compliance monitoring, enforcement, and reporting
  9. Strengthening compliance assistance for increased impact
  10. Ensuring timely review and processing of Environmental Audits and permit applications
  11. Enhancing data collection, processing, and analysis for decision making
  12. Reviewing Audits, permitting and auditing facilities/projects, pollution control, compliance assistance, and environmental quality monitoring
  13. Checking performance of environmental monitoring equipment
  14. Checking corporate compliance with environmental legislation and checking the accuracy of environmental impact predications
  15. Verifying or confirming compliance with environment regulations such as emission limits, effluent standards, waste management practices, and EIA Regulations
  16. Liaising with the Legal Section in developing environmental audit guidelines and regulations
  17. Carrying out inspection of sites threatened by degradation
  18. Maintaining a register (database) on auditors practitioners and audits done
  19. Reviewing audits and EIA reports
  20. Ensuring restoration and compensation of damages or liabilities caused
  21. Ensuring compliance with audit and inspection requirements
  22. Identifying areas of weakness and problems and in so doing ensure solutions
  23. Collecting and analyzing relevant and sufficient audit evidence to determine audit findings and reach audit conclusions