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.

MPI SERVICES UP TO 21 JANUARY 2019

After 23 November 2018, applications for new and existing transitional and containment facilities and facility operators will take longer than the normal 6 weeks to process. This is because of Christmas and New Year holidays. Services will return to normal on 21 January 2019.

Note: If you have containers arriving between 23 November 2018 and 21 January 2019, we recommend 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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