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Consultation on Revision of the EU legal framework on environmental inspections

Policy field(s)



Target group(s)


Contributions are particularly sought from national, regional and local authorities with environmental enforcement tasks, trans-European and national networks of environmental professionals such as inspectors and prosecutors, businesses and their organisations, environmental non-governmental organisations, outdoor recreational organisations and citizens at large.

Period of consultation


                        From 22.02.2013 to 26.05.2013

Objective of the consultation



The purpose of this consultation is to collect the views of all relevant stakeholders, at national and EU level, and the public at large on the possible main concepts for the revision of the current EU framework on environmental inspections.

It builds on previous consultations and seeks to complement them with stakeholder views on ideas for the design of a new horizontal binding instrument on environmental inspections which the Commission, subject to the conduct of a full impact assessment, intends to propose later in 2013.

How to submit your contribution


Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document


Reference documents and other, related consultations


All relevant documents are available on Europa website.

Contact details


responsible service

DG Environment, Unit A.1 Enforcement, infringements co-ordination and legal issues and Unit A.2 Compliance promotion, governance and legal issues




postal address

European Commission
DG Environment, Unit A.1 Enforcement, infringements co-ordination and legal issues
1049 Brussels

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Results of consultation and next steps


Summary of the responses

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement