The publication scheme describes the types of information we publish and explains how to access it.
The Freedom of Information Act requires us to have a publication scheme to tell members of the public how to find information we make available. The Environmental Information Regulations require us to make environmental information available.
Information about our accounts, management and governance can be found in our annual reports and accounts.
We follow the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme (PDF, 138KB, 9 pages) .
The services we offer
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.
How we make decisions
Decision-making processes and records of decisions: Public consultations.
Financial information about income and expenditure, procurement and contracts:
- Procurement at the Environment Agency
- Data.gov.uk: Organogram and staff pay data for Environment Agency
Capita maintains a website with the Environment Agency pension fund. It provides information for members on our active and closed funds, digital versions of member publications and information for non-members.
Our priorities and performance
Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews:
How to find the information
We publish information on the environment and maintain public registers of environmental information.
You may wish to make a request to us under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
Our policies and procedures
Written protocols, responsibilities and internal procedures are available on request.
Lists and registers
We are legally required to hold information in registers and other lists relating to the functions of the authority.
Some information can be found by accessing the public registers.
These maps are in paper form and can be viewed at your local Environment Agency office. Contact the Environment Agency’s general enquiries team to find out where your local office is and to make an appointment to visit
- maps of main rivers
- maps of freshwater limits
- maps of Environment Agency waterworks
- maps of sensitive areas and high natural dispersion areas
Using our information
Information is available free-of-charge, unless it is for commercial use, or if you need multiple hard copies. Some of our information is already licensed for re-use. Find out more about re-using our data.
If the information is not online, or if you’d prefer us to send it to you, or like to give us feedback you can contact us:
National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
Telephone 03708 506 506
Telephone from outside the UK (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm GMT) +44 (0) 114 282 5312
Minicom (for the hard of hearing) 03702 422 549
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm