On 1 January 2012, the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NES) came into force, which specifies that preliminary and detailed site investigation reports required under the Standard must be certified by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner (SQEP).

In June 2012, WasteMINZ’ Contaminated Land Management Sector Group formed a working group to respond to uncertainty created in the NES requirement for a SQEP, consisting of senior contaminated land practitioners and other stakeholders to explore the potential for an accreditation system for New Zealand.

A flow chart was developed to stimulate discussion on what a SQEP could look like, you can see the flow chart (and the accompanying article here).

The working group needs feedback from stakeholders on what they think an SQEP should “look like”, so we would greatly appreciate your thoughts on this by 5pm on Monday 17 December.

To follow are a small number of focused questions, which should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Please click here to complete the survey.