Category Archives: Business Benefits

Latest and developing issues where businesses can benefit from an environmental management system

RPS: Temporary dewatering from excavations to surface water


In the United Kingdom, you usually need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid or waste water into surface water. There is an opportunity to work within a Regulatory Position Statement issued by the Environment Agency for England but, first, … Continue reading

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Butterflies in the wider UK Countryside: 1976 to 2017


The UK Government has published indicators on butterflies in the United Kingdom, which are intended to contribute to a suite of indicators due to be updated later this year (the UK Biodiversity Indicators). In the meantime, the specific indicators on … Continue reading

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New IAF Mandatory Document on CB control on Entities


A new IAF Mandatory Document describes additional controls for Certification Bodies to apply in relation to Entities, which support their Certification processes. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which is the global network of accreditation bodies and other organisations involved in … Continue reading

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Environmental Legislation (England) Survey


Whether in my role as an environmental consultant, manager or auditor, it is a moral and legal requirement to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the relevant environmental legislation and other requirements for my clients. I have, often, come across environmental legislation, … Continue reading

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RPS 208: Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer Registration renewals due after 25 March 2018


As reported in two earlier post (Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018 & UPDATE: Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018), the Environment Agency’s current online registration system for Waste Carriers, Brokers … Continue reading

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RPS 211: Excavated waste from utilities installation and repair


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 211), which applies to businesses who deal with excavated waste from unplanned utilities installation and repair works. It applies to businesses who: produce, transport, keep, process, control … Continue reading

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Compliance Classification Scheme published


The Environment Agency uses the Compliance Classification Scheme (CCS) to classify environmental permit breaches. In the event of an incident, the Agency will look at whether the conditions of environmental permit have been complied with and, also, look at the … Continue reading

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