The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2023

Jurisdiction: England

Commencement: 1st December 2023

Amends: The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

Mini Summary

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 set out the environmental permitting and compliance regime that applies to England and Wales. The Regulations require operators to obtain permits for some facilities or activities, to register others as exempt and provides for ongoing supervision by regulators.


Various duties apply.


From 1st December 2023, additional enforcement powers are given to the Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency may now issue monetary penalties and recover the costs of enforcement action, in accordance with Schedule 26A.

The Environment Agency must publish guidance on:

  • penalties that may be imposed;
  • how the penalties will be determined; and
  • rights of appeal.

These Regulations apply to England only.


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