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Posted 09/07/2013

The EPA has just released a draft update to their 2006 ‘Guidance on Environmental Liability Risk Assessment, Residuals Management Plans and Financial Provision’. The Financial Provision’ element has not been addressed to any great extent in the current document and will be the subject of a separate guidance document. Our initial comments on the document are given below:


Posted 24/04/2013


Each quarter we pick one smartphone app which we believe enhances productivity or is particularly useful. 

Environet has been using Evernote for the past 6 months or so. It can take some time to figure out how it can be useful, but after a while you begin to wonder how you managed without it.

Posted 17/04/2013


On 16th April 2013 the European Parliament decided to reject proposals which were needed to save the emissions-trading system (ETS) from collapse. The price of carbon fell by 40%.

Posted 16/04/2013


Posted 17/01/2013


The EPA has recently announced the impending launch (on 21st January 2013) of a new web portal called ALDER  It stands for Application for Licensing Data and Environmental Reporting. All holders of IPPC and Waste Licenses will be required to submit monitoring and enforcement data through this portal.

Posted 14/01/2013


Each quarter we pick one smartphone app which we believe enhances productivity or is particularly useful.

This quarter its CamScanner.

Posted 02/01/2013


As reported here a number of months ago the Industrial Emissions Directive will revise and merge seven existing Directives, one of which is the Large Combustion Plants (LCP) Directive (2001/80/EC). LCP are those combustion plants with a rated thermal input ≥ 50 MW. Below is a summary of the main implications of the IED for LCP.

Posted 12/12/2012


The EPA has issued its 2011 Drinking Water report. The main conclusions/recommendations are:

Public Drinking Water Supply under the direct control of Water Services Authorities