Environmental offences

Environmental offences guidance:

This Practice Note explains the powers available to deal with anti-social behaviour in an environmental context, in particular those introduced by the Anti-social...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Consequences of non-compliance If a requirement in a remediation notice has not been carried out, the enforcing authority will need to consider whether to: • prosecute •...

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Who may be liable? Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA...

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Penalties The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’). They are an example...

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place controls, so that...

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Updated in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey The environmental damage regime (EDR) requires operators of activities responsible for serious environmental...

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On 1 January 2017, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154 came into force. The EPR 2016 consolidates and revokes the...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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What is fly-tipping? Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste. It can cause pollution, harm to human health and can affect the amenity of the area. It undermines the...

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Scope of Practice Note The List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/895 were revoked by the Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015, SI...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Noise is just one type of statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). For information about statutory nuisance generally, see Practice...

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Packaging waste offences and penalties are set out in the Packaging (Essential Requirement) Regulations 2015 (PERR 2015), SI 2015/1640 and the Producer Responsibility...

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Statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 A wide range of conduct (eg emission of smoke, fumes, dust etc), which was, in the past, subject to...

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The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1711 (TFSR) (as amended by the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/9 and...

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This Practice Note covers the prohibition on the unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of waste under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990...

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Compliance Carriers are required to: • register with the Environment Agency in England and Natural Resources Wales in Wales • produce authorisation (eg certificate of...

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Waste offences The regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales)...

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This Practice Note summarises the key offences under the various waste producer responsibility schemes, including packaging waste, batteries, end-of-life vehicles (ELV)...

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Water discharge and groundwater activities Water discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the Environmental Permitting (England and...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Wildlife offences Offences in respect of damage to wildlife are provided for principally by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA 1981) along with the Food and...

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