Environmental regulators

Environmental regulators guidance:

The Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have extensive, but not unlimited, powers to enter premises. Environment...

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The Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental crime in England. Other...

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Restriction notices Section 109A of the Environment Act 1995 (EA 1995) gives the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in England and Wales the power...

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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences? Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we live in. Local...

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When does Natural England investigate? There is an overlap between the responsibilities of the various enforcement bodies (eg the police, local authorities, the...

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the principal regulator responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental crime in Wales. It took...

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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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