How the Environment Agency conducts enforcement activity for environmental offences and breaches.
Includes how we:
- make enforcement and sanctioning decisions including the decision to prosecute
- apply Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 civil sanctions and when we may accept enforcement undertakings
- apply climate change civil penalties
- enforce the Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017
The Offence Response Options (ORO) document sets out the options available to every offence we regulate.