Category Archives: Compliance

Latest and developing issues of legal / regulatory compliance in the environmental field

BAT Conclusions For Large Combustion Plants published


Thursday, 17 August 2017 saw the publication of the “BAT (Best Available Techniques) Conclusions for Large Combustion Plants (LCP)” in the Official Journal of  the European Union, which, principally, to the energy and heating sectors. There is a four-year period … Continue reading

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The process for the Great Repeal Bill starts…


Following on from yesterday’s (29 March 2017) Prime Minister’s letter triggering the Article 50 process to facilitate the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, the UK Government have published the White Paper to start the process for the Great Repeal … Continue reading

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Treatment and disposal of invasive non-native plants


Many Environmental Managers working across the construction sector or with Facilities Management for a number of sites will have experienced the dreaded Japanese Knotweed or its cousins; Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed. These plants are what is known as “Invasive … Continue reading

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Right Waste, Right Place Campaign


Speaking with prospective clients about their waste management often provokes conversations about the disposal costs & the bureaucracy of all the paperwork. Once I can move the discussion to the positive aspects of reviewing waste minimisation or recycling strategies to reduce … Continue reading

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ESOS Enforcement begins 16 April 2016 onwards


Having completed a ESOS Energy Assessment for a client who was late in recognising their need for compliance to the ESOS Regulation, I am aware that the Environment Agency has sent e-mails to all those who made an “Intent to Comply” … Continue reading

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Changes for UK Hazardous Waste Registration (& SIC Codes)


The current hazardous waste regime will change with amendments to the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005). The changes come into effect on 1 April 2016 and are aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on business in-line with the Red Tape Challenge … Continue reading

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Further revision of ESOS Guidance, now, at Version 5.0


The Environment Agency has published version 5 of its original Complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme laying out guidance on the determination of a large undertaking, steps to complete an ESOS Assessment, the role of the Lead Assessor and specific … Continue reading

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