The Environment Agency recognises the difficult circumstances faced by businesses because of EU Exit.
We expect businesses to have contingency plans to help them comply with regulatory requirements and minimise any non-compliance that unavoidably occurs.
To help businesses cope with disruption, we have published these temporary EU Exit regulatory position statements (EU Exit RPSs) for the activities we regulate. They will help you minimise risks to the environment where, for reasons beyond your control, compliance with certain regulatory requirements is not possible due to the circumstances of EU Exit.
These EU Exit RPSs do not absolve you from your responsibility to comply with environmental regulation. If you wish to use an EU Exit RPS you must comply with its:
- specific conditions
- requirements concerning pollution and harm to human health
If you do this, we will not normally take enforcement action against you.