Adeptus Blog

November 5, 2015
Topsoil exemption from Environmental Permit

The situation with regard to the use of manufactured topsoil, as opposed to its production, has been somewhat unclear in the past. The UK government has recently recognised that it is not sensible to require all users of manufactured topsoil to obtain an environmental permit, since many of them will be simply carrying out relatively […]

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October 29, 2015
Devolution of the Contaminated Land Regime

The Environmental Protection Act 1990, Part 2A, is the underlying basis of contaminated land regulations, but guidance as to its implementation varies, as responsibility for contaminated land has been devolved within the UK. Contaminated Land Regulation in the UK England The revised ?Contaminated Land Statuary Guidance? (concerning part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990) […]

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October 22, 2015
The Environmental Damage Regulations (2015)

The Environmental Damage Regulations (EDRs) are wide-ranging government regulations that can potentially apply to many businesses. The regulations are the UK government?s implementation of the EU Environmental Liability Directive 2004/35/EC. The regulations were formally designated as ?The Environmental Damage (Protection and Remediation) Regulations 2009?, but have recently being re-issued for England, with very minor modifications, […]

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October 14, 2015
Contaminated Land Site Investigation: Code of Practice Updated

BS10175, the code of practice for the investigation of potentially contaminated sites, was substantially revised in March 2011. Most commentators regard the revised British Standard as a significant improvement on the earlier 2001 version. The standard is a code of practice, rather than a legally binding standard. Nevertheless, non-adherence to the standard can still have […]

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