Environmental Legislation (England) Survey



Environmnetal 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I have, often, come across environmental legislation, which is not relevant or has been revoked.

This got me thinking that, maybe, there is a misunderstanding on the relevant and current environmental legislation.

So, I am looking to understand the recognition of the appropriate environmental legislation in England by Environmental Managers, Environmental Auditors & other Environmental Professionals through a survey.

The survey has three questions relating to waste legislation, which is a common legal requirement for most organisations.

The overall time for completion of the survey estimated to take no longer than 1 – 2 minutes.

It is anticipated that the responses should be based on the instinctive understanding of the person completing the survey.

This survey is completely anonymous with no personal information gathered or processed & is compliant with the requirements of GDPR & the Data Protection Act 2018.

The results of this survey will be published at the same location, where you originally accessed this survey (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc.).

The survey can be accessed here.

Thank you, in advance, for completing this survey.

Andrew

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


PRS 208 - Registration Extension - Aug 2018

As reported in two earlier post (Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018UPDATE: Waste Carrier, Broker and Dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018), the Environment Agency’s current online registration system for Waste Carriers, Brokers and Dealers does not allow customers who have registered since March 2015 to renew online.

The Environment Agency is upgrading this system, so customers can renew online, but it may not be ready until August 2018.

Accordingly, the expiry of the Agency’s Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 208 has been extended until August 2018.

If you need to renew your registration after 25 March 2018 and before August 2018, the Environment Agency will:

  • Tell you what you need to do if the extension applies to you when they send you your renewals reminder
  • Extend your current registration at no extra cost – you will not need to renew until the upgraded online registration system is ready
  • Extend the registrations of affected customers in stages until the upgraded online registration system is ready
  • Put a notice on the renewals page of the online registration system telling those affected about the automatic extension
  • Make sure your business is still registered and visible on the public register during the extension period.

Enforcement
The Environment Agency will not take enforcement action against you if you do not register during the extension period you have been given.

They will take enforcement action against you if you do not register after your extension period.


ACTION POINTS

  1. Review your current activities as a business that is required to re-registered as a Waste Carrier, Broker or Dealer to understand whether the Environment Agency’s RPS 208 applies to your organisation and activities as a compliance obligation.
  2. If RPS 208 applies to your activities to ensure that you comply with its conditions during the interim period: 25 March – August 2018.
  3. Check back with the Environment Agency in August 2018 to review whether RPS 208 still applies as this is their review date for this RPS.

 

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Hazardous Waste Classification changes on 5 July 2018



You will need to be aware of new changes to the criteria for the classification of hazardous waste, which will take effect on Thursday, 5 July 2018.

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997 of 8 June 2017 amending Annex III to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the hazardous property HP 14 ‘Ecotoxic’ implements three main changes for the classification of hazardous waste, namely:

  1. Changes in the criteria for Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
  2. The summation equations for acute and chronic aquatic hazards as well as wastes containing heavy metals, and;
  3. Changes to HP 14 ecotoxicity

A copy of the Council Regulation can be freely downloaded here with other EU language versions that can be found here

ACTION POINTS

  1. Review the implications on your business of the new hazardous waste classification criteria on your current classification procedure.
  2. Revise any hazardous waste classification in relation to Ozone Depleting Substances, acute and chronic aquatic hazards as well as wastes containing heavy metals, and ecotoxicity
  3. Discuss any revised hazardous waste management issues with your waste management contractor.
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Beat Plastic Pollution Video 9: A Celebration


This is the ninth in a series of videos on the theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution” for World Environment Day on 5 June 2018 exploring my interaction with plastic & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

This video is a celebration of World Environment Day (5 June 2018) & of my Plastic-less experiences over the past 10 days covering my business and personal life.

The options for going Plastic-less is illustrated in taking a traditional English meal of Fish & Chips by the seaside.

Other videos in this series explore my interaction with plastic through work and leisure & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

You can watch these and other environmental videos on my YouTube Channel here

Enjoy this and other videos
Have a good World Environment Day
Andrew

#WorldEnvironmentDay

#BeatPlasticPollution

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Beat Plastic Pollution Video 8: A Night in a Hotel


This is the eighth in a series of videos on the theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution” for World Environment Day on 5 June 2018 exploring my interaction with plastic & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

This video follows my experiences at hotels, whilst on business trips in the UK and Europe & trying to find Plastic-less options in the shower room, tea and coffee facilities & at Breakfast.

Other videos in this series explore my interaction with plastic through work and leisure & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

#WorldEnvironmentDay

#BeatPlasticPollution

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Beat Plastic Pollution Video 7: A Lazy Sunday Afternoon


This is the seventh in a series of videos on the theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution” for World Environment Day on 5 June 2018 exploring my interaction with plastic & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

This video follows my attempt to have a simple Sunday afternoon away from plastic relaxing with the Sunday Newspapers.

I look at the choices for a Plastic-less Sunday Newspaper based on a selection of Newspapers readily available from Newsagents.

Other videos in this series explore my interaction with plastic through work and leisure & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

#BeatPlasticPollution

#WorldEnvironmentDay

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Beat Plastic Pollution Video 6: National Fish and Chip Day 2018


This is the sixth in a series of videos on the theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution” for World Environment Day on 5 June 2018 exploring my interaction with plastic & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

This video follows my trip to have a Fish & Chips meal, which is one of the prized national meals in the UK & a guilty pleasure after a busy week.

I look at the simple choices for a Plastic-less Fish & Chip meal, especially on the UK’s National Fish & Chip Day (1 June 2018).

Other videos in this series explore my interaction with plastic through work, leisure and at meal times & the opportunities for going plastic-less.

#WorldEnvironmentDay

#BeatPlasticPollution

#NationalFishandChipDay

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