Category Archives: Compliance

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

CONSULTATION: Evaluation of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation


As part of the process foreseen in Article 60(2a) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste (Waste Shipment Regulation), it calls upon the European Commission to carry out a review of this Regulation by the end of 31 … Continue reading

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Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018


Most business collecting and handling waste will be aware that there is a legal requirement for Waste Carriers, Brokers and Dealers to register with the Environment Agency (for England) & with the other Environment Agencies in the devolved administrations. The … Continue reading

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RPS 9: Collect and store mixed fuel from misfuelled vehicles


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 9), which applies to businesses who remove, transport and store mixed fuel from vehicles that have been misfuelled This RPS will have limited application as it may … Continue reading

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Using waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 139) applies to businesses who to use waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs. This RPS will have limited application as it may only impact … Continue reading

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Disposing of trees and plants infected with disease


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 71), which applies to business who need to dispose of trees and plants that are infected with the following diseases without an environmental permit for a waste operation: … Continue reading

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Classifying Waste Wood


The Environment Agency for England has issued a new regulatory position statement (RPS 207) applies to business who: produce waste wood transport waste wood keep waste wood process waste wood control waste wood – if you are a dealer or … Continue reading

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Burial at Sea Requirements in the United Kingdom


In a recent publication from the UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the specifications for coffins for burial at sea have been confirmed. Whilst this article is a little outside the normal environmental and sustainability issues, there is quite a demand … Continue reading

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