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About Defra

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Our telephone number is 020 7270 8885 or you can email us

Register of environmental information registers

Public authorities are required to proactively and progressively disseminate to the public, any environmental information that they hold. This should be made available by electronic means where possible.

Defra has created a central register showing where statutory and other environmental registers can be found, as required in EU Directive 2003/4/EC Article 3 (5)(c) - see also Regulation 4 of the EIRs. The Register initially held details of Defra and Defra Agency registers and is being expanded to contain as many UK environmental registers as possible. Please notify the Environmental Information Unit if you have and updates to this Register of Environmental Registers.

We are working in association with the Environment Agency who have responsibility for many statutory registers which were previously the responsibility of the then Department of the Environment.

Every public authority that is subject to a legislative requirement to maintain a public register will be asked to provide a link to the central register. This link should be maintained and kept up-to-date.

Information on how to access many public registers is already available:

Page published: 20 February 2008

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs