Reports and publications
OEP response to Defra consultations on Fisheries Management Plans30.10.2023
The Office for Environmental Protection has responded to Defra’s consultations on Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs).
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).
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.
OEP correspondence with Secretary of State as the REUL Bill gained Royal Assent31.07.2023
OEP Chair Dame Glenys Stacey wrote to the Secretary of State for the Environment Thérèse Coffey to seek assurances that environmental protections will not be reversed as a result of the Retained EU Law Bill gaining Royal Assent. Her letter and the reply from the Secretary of State can be found here.
Update on publication of Environmental Targets by Defra09.12.2022
The Office for Environmental Protection has been receiving regular updates from Defra about the progress being made towards the publication of new Environmental Targets.
Correspondence between the OEP and Defra on Environmental Targets October 31 deadline28.10.2022
Correspondence between the OEP and Defra on the October 31 deadline for Environmental Targets.
OEP supports adoption of NI EIP but identifies areas for improvement22.09.2022
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has written to DAERA to comment on the suitability of adopting the Northern Ireland Environment Strategy as the Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP).
Correspondence with DAERA on River Basin Management Plans04.08.2022
Correspondence between the OEP and DAERA on River Basin Management Plans.
Correspondence with Defra on River Basin Management Plans04.08.2022
Correspondence between the OEP and Defra on River Basin Management Plans