Consultation on the EPA’S Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Summary: A draft revision of the EPA’s Enforcement & Compliance Policy is now open for public consultation.

Published: 2019


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This draft policy sets out the EPA’s approach to enforcement and compliance. It is intended that this document will replace the policy document issued in 2003.

This document sets out the policy that the EPA applies when enforcing environmental and radiological protection legislation to ensure compliance. It aims to promote a shared understanding of the principles and criteria underpinning enforcement decisions. It also aims to demonstrate to the public and other stakeholders that, in taking such decisions, there is proportionality of action, consistency of approach and transparency of process.

This policy ensures that the public, the regulated community and other stakeholders know what to expect from the EPA. In ensuring compliance and enforcing environmental and radiological protection legislation, the EPA’s objective is to protect people and the environment.

Please email your comments using the attached comment sheet to  The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 31st May 2019.