Regulators’ Code and the Environment Agency

How the Environment Agency meets the Regulators’ Code.



The Regulators’ Code came into statutory effect on 6 April 2014 under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, replacing the Regulators’ Compliance Code. It provides a clear, flexible and principles-based framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.

This guidance explains how the Environment Agency is meeting the requirements of the Code.

Published 9 January 2015
Last updated 19 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated links to EA2025 creating a better place which sets out our priorities from 2020 to 2025, how we charge for activities that need an environmental permit and our risk-based approach to assessing and scoring environmental permit compliance.

  2. Page updated with a link to the document about recording non-compliance using the Compliance Classification Scheme (CCS):

  3. Updated references to our objectives to 2020 and how we apply the business impact target (BIT).

  4. First published.