Reports and publications
Review of Nutrient Action Programme in NI a ‘Matter of Urgency’ as Deadline Missed12.10.2023
Helen Venn, OEP Chief Regulatory Officer wrote to DAERA about the failure to meet the 11 October deadline for a review and public consultation of the Nutrient Action Programme (NAP).
First annual whistleblowing report published18.09.2023
The OEP was designated as a Prescribed Person in law in Northern Ireland in November 2022, and in England in December 2022. This is therefore our first annual whistleblowing report.
Call for Evidence – Drivers and Pressures Affecting Biodiversity in Northern Ireland07.09.2023
We are inviting interested parties to submit evidence as part of our review of drivers, and pressures affecting biodiversity across Northern Ireland.
Advice on DAERA’s draft Environmental Principles Policy Statement04.09.2023
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has provided advice on the draft Environmental Principles Policy Statement (EPPS) for Northern Ireland, following a request from DAERA.
Proposed changes to laws on developments will weaken environmental protections, warns OEP30.08.2023
Proposed changes to the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill will reduce the level of environmental protection provided for in law and amount to a regression, the OEP is warning.
Failure to meet NI EIP deadline ‘deeply regrettable’10.08.2023
OEP CEO Natalie Prosser wrote to DAERA about the failure to meet the 25 July statutory deadline for an Environmental Improvement Plan to be laid before the Assembly.