Guidance

Environment Agency enforcement, sanctions and offences

The Environment Agency's position on enforcement and sanctions (including prosecution) and options to respond to an offence.

Documents

Enforcement and Sanctions: Statement

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Enforcement and Sanctions: Guidance

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Enforcement and Sanctions: Offence Response Options (ORO)

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Detail

These documents explain how the Environment Agency (EA) makes enforcement decisions, the types of tools available and associated processes. This may range, for example, from providing advice and guidance through to prosecution.

These documents replace a previous publication known as the Environment Agency’s enforcement and prosecution policy.

See related form: Enforcement undertaking offer form.