Environmental civil sanctions—non-compliance penalties
Environmental civil sanctions—non-compliance penalties

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Environmental civil sanctions—non-compliance penalties
  • What is a non-compliance penalty?

Reviewed by Professor Richard Macrory

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with offences using six new civil sanctions, instead of prosecuting. In 2010, powers were given to the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England (NE) for a number of environmental offences. In 2015, the scope of civil sanctions was extended when the EA was given power to accept enforcement undertakings in respect of environmental permitting offences.

The Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010, SI 2010/1157 applies in England and the Environmental Civil Sancti