Environment Agency issues £3.7m in enforcement undertakings

The Environment Agency has agreed 44 enforcement undertakings with environmental offenders, the largest among them being against the water industry. Some have also been targeted against individuals, a rare decision by the regulator.

Total payout: £3,726,141

Type: Enforcement undertakings

Date: June 2019

Location: England

Follow-up: ENDS Report article

SectorTotal payoutTypeDateLocationOffenderDescription of offence
Water£200,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandYorkshire WaterOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£350,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNorthumbrian WaterOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£35,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandWessex WaterOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£53,760.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandUnited UtilitiesOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£350,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandSouth West WaterOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Waste£10,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandSeearo Group LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Waste£5,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandMcCarthy Marland (Recycling) LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and and failing to comply with a permit condition, contrary to regulation 38(2)
Waste£15,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandAstley Sand and Aggregates Limited (reference 563)Failing to comply with a permit condition, contrary to regulation 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£6,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandWoodwards Farm LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Waste£450.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandSamuel BancroftOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Waste£5,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNorth West Construction UK LimitedFailing to comply with a permit condition, contrary to regulation 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£511,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandUnited UtilitiesOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Waste£7,500.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandChris Sheehan (of John Sheehan (Oxford) Limited)Caused John Sheehan (Oxford) Ltd to breach its environmental permit, an offence under regulation 38(6) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Waste£1,600.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandMichael Sheehan (of John Sheehan (Oxford) Limited)Caused John Sheehan (Oxford) Ltd to breach its environmental permit, an offence under regulation 38(6) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£210,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNorthumbrian Water LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£14,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandMacDonald Hotels and Resorts LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£226,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandSevern Trent Water LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£35,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandAlvis Brothers LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£225,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNorthumbrian Water LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£2,500.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandPhillip Mason (trading as P D and M J Mason) (reference 515)Operating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£5,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandKingsplay Farming Company LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£45,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNorthumbrian Water LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£350,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNorthumbrian Water LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£6,500.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandT G & K Fisher LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£5,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandA E Brown (Farms) LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£20,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandWight Farm Energy LLPOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£150,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandFuerst Day Lawson LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£500,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandUnited Utilities Water LimitedOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Water£5,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandNicholas David TylerOperating without or other than in accordance with a permit, contrary to regulation 38(1) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Packaging£3,103.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandB Braun Sterilog LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£2,604.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandSabre Retail Fashion Limited trading as Mint VelvetFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£39,004.09Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandRolson Tools LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£10,549.96Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandALDO UK LtdFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£8,189.51Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandVenator Pigments UK LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£6,624.57Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandQ Catering Supplies LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£19,665.81Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandApollo Gardening LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£31,805.93Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandCote Restraurants LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£3,670.73Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandJoe Browns LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£121,700.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandLEC (L’Pool) LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£19,377.42Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandBauder LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£12,353.04Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandLimitless Digital Group LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Packaging£43,183.11Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandAll Pallets LimitedFailure to register 40(1)(a) and failure to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste 40(1)(b)
Water£25,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandSouthern WaterAbstracting water contrary to or without a licence, contrary to section 24(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991
Water£30,000.00Enforcement undertakingJune 2019EnglandBNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK LimitedDischarging matter or effluent that is poisonous or injurious to fish, spawn, spawning areas or food of fish, contrary to section 4(1) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975

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