Summary: This report provides the results of the first year of the revised Local Authority Performance Framework, which assesses the effectiveness of local authority inspection activities in targeting key environmental issues. Local Authorities play a vital role in protecting the environment and they are responsible for enforcing much of our environmental legislation. The EPA’s Local Authority Performance Framework is a national approach to target key environmental issues. The EPA assess 20 priority areas to measure how local authority actions are delivering outcomes. The emphasis is on the follow-up of any non-compliances so that real environmental improvements are achieved for air quality, water quality and waste management.
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