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New Energy Regulations

The Energy Information Regulations 2011 implement the requirements of EU Directive 2010/30/EU on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products. They also implement elements of the EU market surveillance Regulation (765/2008.)

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New Planning Regulations

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 replace the Town and Country Planning (EIA) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999, but only for England. Since the 1999 Regulations came into force they have been amended on several occasions to take account of case law and amendments to the EIA Directive. The 2011 Regulations include further changes to take account of recent case law, as well as to make a limited number of other amendments.

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New Waste Regulations

EU Regulation 664/2011 amends Regulation 1013/2006 on the shipments of waste to include certain mixtures of wastes – such as solid plastic waste -in Annex IIIA.

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Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (“RWM”)

“Environmental Compliance Ltd are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at this years Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (“RWM”) taking place in Birmingham’s NEC from 13 to 15 September (STAND 2618). The RWM, which is conducted in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) or which Environmental Compliance are an affiliated organisation, is regarded as the UK’s largest sustainable waste, resource and environment exhibition. The exhibition will feature some 650 exhibitors, including consultants from Environmental Compliance who will be on hand to provide information on:
• Planning Application Services;
• Permit Applications (EPR);
• Environmental Management Systems;
• Environmental Impact Assessments;
• Environmental Project Management;
• Due Diligence Audits;
• Air Quality (Ambient and Industrial Air Emissions, including dispersion modelling);
• Environmental Noise Monitoring and Modelling Services;
• Occupational Hygiene (Noise, Personal Exposure, LEV Testing and Inspection, Vibration);
• Health & Safety.
If you would like a meeting to be arranged while at the exhibition to discuss any of the services on offer, please contact us on and we will ensure that an appropriate consultant is on hand to answer any of your queries.

We look forward to meeting you there”.

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Environmental ‘Red Tape’ Challenge

From the 1st – 21st September 2011 the Red Tape Challenge (RTC) will be focusing on the 287 environmental regulations that apply to businesses, covering issues such as waste, emissions and wildlife protection.
The RTC asks whether existing regulations are providing the environmental protection that is intended and should therefore be retained, or if they are unnecessarily burdensome or redundant and should be scrapped.
People are also being asked for suggestions on how regulations could be simplified to make them easier to follow and more effective, or if an environmental aim could be better achieved through an alternative non-regulatory way.
The Government suggests that by simplifying regulations and removing burdens will also benefit the economy by saving businesses millions in unnecessary costs
Environment Minister Jim Paice said: “This is not about reducing our standards. Regulation has an important role to play in protecting the environment and our natural resources, but some of the rules we ask businesses to follow are either too complicated, ineffective or just obsolete. The Red Tape Challenge is a chance to tell us how we can protect the environment in a more effective and simpler way that puts fewer burdens on businesses.”
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “Firms are best placed to understand the effect these regulations can have on the day to day running of a business and I hope they can give us an honest and frank appraisal of where improvements can be made, without compromising the protection that the regulations were designed to provide.
“The Red Tape Challenge has already been used to highlight a number of ways in which compliance problems are getting in the way of businesses, and we want to hear the different views on which environmental regulations can be simplified, improved or scrapped.”
Defra is already making progress in simplifying and reducing the number of our regulations, but there is scope for more through the Red Tape Challenge.

Celebrating 10 years of success – Thanks to all our clients and staff.

Environmental Compliance Ltd (ECL) are celebrating 10 years of success.

ECL provides a specialist range of consultancy, measurement, monitoring &training services to clients operating in a broad range of industrial sectors.
We have have a client base which is spread throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and is resourced from offices located in South Wales and the Midlands. Our clients range from large scale international blue chip companies to small privately owned firms and regulatory bodies.

We are very grateful to all our clients and staff for aiding us in achieving the ten year anniversary.

A very sincere thank you!

Waste success for every Welsh council

All Wales’ 22 local authorities have cause for celebration after meeting tough waste targets for 2010-2011. The Landfill Allowances Scheme report, released today by Environment Agency Wales, shows that every council met its target for diverting biodegradable waste (such as food waste) from landfill.

As a whole, Wales used less than three quarters (73 per cent) of its maximum landfill quota for biodegradable municipal waste.

The Landfill Allowances Scheme, launched in October 2004, is designed to help Wales meet its obligations under the EU Landfill Directive. The Directive aims to cap the amount of biodegradable municipal waste going to landfill at 50 per cent of the 1995 figure by 2013, and 35 per cent of the 1995 figure by 2020. Every Welsh council has an allowance for the amount of biodegradable waste it can send to landfill; exceeding these allowances can lead to fines.
Keeping biodegradable waste away from landfill is not just important on financial grounds. When biodegradable waste is landfilled it produces methane, which as a greenhouse gas has a far greater impact on climate change than carbon dioxide.

As a result, food waste is a key priority in Wales’ waste strategy Towards Zero Waste and the Welsh Government funds Waste Awareness Wales, which works closely with Welsh local authorities to help them encourage people to reduce their waste. Unlike elsewhere in the UK, every council in Wales runs a kerbside food waste collection, which will cover nine out of ten households by the end of the year. Food collected in this way is then composted or treated using anaerobic digestion to create biogas which can be used as a fuel.

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