38(2): the regulation that has cost firms more than £10m

A failure to comply with permit conditions can prove costly, with recent penalties running into tens - and even hundreds - of thousands of pounds. Here's what you need to know about regulation 38(2), one of England’s most frequently enforced environmental regulations

Q. What is regulation 38(2)?
A. According to the EA's recently updated offence response options document, regulation 38(2) of the environmental permitting regulations is used to deal with a failure to comply with - or a contravention of - a permit condition.

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