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OEP publishes its first Corporate Plan

23.06.2022

The Office for Environmental Protection has today (Thursday, June 23) published its Corporate Plan, setting out a work programme for its first operational year.

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The Office of Environmental Protection welcomes appointment of a Northern Ireland Non-Executive Member

25.03.2022

DAERA has announced that Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has appointed Malcolm Beatty to the OEP for a five year term, from April 1, 2022.

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The OEP Chair and interim CEO appear before Select Committee

24.03.2022

The OEP appear before the Environment Audit Committee – Wednesday, 23 March.

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Dame Glenys Stacey: Aldersgate Group Speech

24.02.2022

The speech of Dame Glenys Stacey at the Aldersgate Group event. Environment Act: From ambition to delivery

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Dame Glenys Stacey: BDB Pitmans Webinar Speech

22.02.2022

The speech of Dame Glenys Stacey at the BDB Pitmans Webinar

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Consultation on our draft strategy and enforcement policy

25.01.2022

The newly-formed Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has today (Tuesday, January 25) launched a consultation on how it will carry out its role to protect and improve the environment by holding government and public authorities to account.

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Dame Glenys Stacey: Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum Policy Conference Speech

18.01.2022

The speech of Dame Glenys Stacey at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum Policy Conference

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The Office for Environmental Protection is legally formed

17.11.2021

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.

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Parliament passes the Environment Act setting the legal framework for the OEP

10.11.2021

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.

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