Office for Environmental Protection
Making a complaint
You can complain to us if you think that a public authority has broken environmental law. Our service is free for you to use.
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Submitting a complaint
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The Office for Environmental Protection is legally formed17.11.2021
17th November 2021 marks a significant day for the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) which has now been legally formed. This follows the passing of the Environment Act 2021 by Parliament last week. This is an important step towards the OEP becoming a fully operational and independent organisation, in the New Year, standing ready to hold government and public authorities to account.
Advertisement for the Appointment of a Northern Ireland Non-Executive Member to the Office for Environmental Protection11.11.2021
Parliament passes the Environment Act setting the legal framework for the OEP10.11.2021
The Environment Act 2021 has received Royal Assent, providing in law for the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) to be created as an independent body. We expect the OEP to be legally formed in the coming days, and for the government and Parliament to take the steps needed for our functions to be made available to us early in the new year.
OEP Governance Framework17.11.2021
The OEP Board has agreed its Governance Framework, which sets out how it will work to high standards of corporate governance and how it will make its decisions. It adopted this Governance Framework in November 2021.
Minutes and meeting papers of the meeting of the Interim OEP Board, on 1 July 202111.11.2021
The Natural Capital Committee
The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) delivered independent advice to government on protecting and improving natural capital. In carrying out its scrutiny and advice functions, the OEP will build upon work undertaken by the NCC.