Focus on Local Authority Environmental Enforcement - Activity Report 2019

Summary: This report looks at local authority environmental enforcement activities for 2019. The report shows that local authorities have undertaken 188,000 inspections in 2019.

Published: 2021

ISBN: 978-1-84095-874-4

Pages: 32

Filesize: 7,485KB

Format: pdf

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This report by the EPA looks at  local authority environmental enforcement activities for 2019.  The report shows that local authorities have undertaken 188,000 inspections in 2019, an increase of 10 per cent on the previous year.  This increase is due mainly to more waste inspections which accounted for two thirds of all inspections.  42,000 routine water inspections were completed together with a further 4,200 non-routine ones.  Inspection levels in relation to air account for 4 per cent of all local authority inspections.  The number of air enforcement actions was lower than in 2018.  In addition, local authorities also managed over 78,000 environmental complaints during the year.