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This guidance covers fixed penalty notices issued for environmental offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and a number of other pieces of legislation, as amended and extended by the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. The latter Act introduces significant changes to the fixed penalty notice regime. It widens, in some cases, the scope of persons or bodies that may issue fixed penalties. It also allows, again in some cases, for the fixed penalty amount to be specified at the local level. Furthermore, discounts may also be offered for early payment of fixed penalties.
The guidance also covers the detailed implementing provisions contained in the Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2006 and the Environmental Offences (Use of Fixed Penalty Receipts) Regulations 2006.