Enforcement undertakings extended

DEFRA has finally allowed the Environment Agency to accept enforcement undertakings for breaches of the environmental permitting regulations in England

The Environment Agency (EA) will start accepting enforcement undertakings for breaches of the environmental permitting regulations later this year.

A new set of draft regulations reveal that DEFRA plans to extend the regulator’s civil sanctioning powers to a wider range of environmental offences in England.1

It has long been able to do this and has been pressured by groups such as the environmental law association UKELA to do so (endsreport.com/44240). But the idea has proved politically controversial (endsreport.com/36265).

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