The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015
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The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2015
6 April 2015
Permitting - England
Under the environmental civil sanctions regime, enforcement undertakings are voluntary offers by offenders to restore or remediate environmental damage to an agreed standard in lieu of a criminal record.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2015 will allow the Environment Agency to accept these undertakings for specified permitting offences. These offences are knowingly causing or permitting an operation requiring a permit to be carried out; breaching or failing to meet a permit condition; failing to comply with a notice requiring information; and failing to meet record keeping obligations under a waste management exemption.
Offences by third parties will also be subject to this regime.
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