Environmental offences

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The definitive guideline on environmental offences was issued on 26 February 2014 and came into force on 1 July 2014.

The consultation on the draft guideline on environmental offences was open from 14 March to 6 June 2013.

There were 124 responses received.

The following are included in the definitive guideline:

  • Guideline for offenders that are organisations.
    • Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc of waste / Illegal discharges to air, land and water.
    • Other environmental offences.
  • Guideline for offenders that are individuals.
    • Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc of waste / Illegal discharges to air, land and water.
    • Other environmental offences.