Facility operators

All transitional and containment facilities must have an MPI-approved operator. Find out the requirements and how to get approval to become a facility operator.


Important

Due to Christmas and New Year, applications for new and existing transitional and containment facilities and facility operators, submitted after Friday, 24 November 2017 will fall outside our expected processing time of 6 weeks.  We will resume normal operations Monday, 22 January 2018.

Note: Should you have containers arriving it is recommended that you make alternative arrangements.

Facility operators and accredited persons

All transitional and containment facilities must have an MPI-approved operator. The facility operator is the person who will have overall responsibility for the transitional or containment facility. A facility operator must have the authority to make changes at a facility when directed by MPI.

Facilities receiving containers must also have enough trained, accredited persons available to check containers.

Getting a facility operator approved

You can apply for approval of a new operator and a new facility at the same time (and using the same application for approval form).

We've created a step-by-step process for getting a new transitional facility operator approved, or for changing an approved operator.

Follow the steps

Who to contact

If you have questions about facility operators, email facilityapprovals@mpi.govt.nz

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