Office for Environmental Protection
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Advice on the draft environmental principles policy statement16.08.2021
The Interim Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has today (6 July) published its advice on Defra's draft environmental principles policy statement, following a request from Environment Minister Rebecca Pow.
Chair and CEO update MPs on set up of OEP08.07.2021
Chair and Interim CEO of the Interim Office for Environmental Protection answer questions from MPs about the work of the interim body, and progress in establishing the OEP.
Interim Office for Environmental Protection launches on the 1st July 202101.07.2021
Today (1 July) the Interim Office for Environmental Protection has commenced business, ahead of the OEP being formally established later this year once the Environment Bill becomes law.
Interim OEP consultation response on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish environmental review13.08.2021
The Interim OEP has responded to Defra’s consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to allow for environmental review.
Second Complaint Report of the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat15.07.2021
Report of complaints received by the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.
Governance Framework of the Interim OEP15.07.2021
The Interim 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 July 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.