Environmental issues common throughout F3GROUP are indexed and controlled through our Risk Control Arrangements.
1.0 Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA ’90)
1.1 Controls Major Industrial Process under:
- Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPC) regime where these processes are defined.
- Also controls the industrial process that pollutes the atmosphere under the Local Air Pollution (LAPC) regime. As defined by Integrated Pollution Prevention Control
- These processes are defined by Environmental Protection (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations 1991.
2.0 Waste: Duty of Care
2.1 Section 33 makes it an offence to treat, keep or dispose of controlled waste without a licence.
3.0 Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994
3.1 Most waste from industry and commerce is controlled, including excavated materials. The producer is responsible for controlling and disposal.
3.2 Controls nuisance which includes noise, fume, smoke, gas, steam and deposits, nuisance being something that interferes with a person’s enjoyment.
4.0 Environment Act 1995
4.1 Addresses aspects of environmental concern including establishing frameworks for National Air Quality and National Waste Management Strategies along with the establishment of Environment Agency – also set up the system for dealing with Contaminated Land.
5.0 Clean Air Act 1993
5.1 Controls emissions of dark smoke, grit, dust and fume.
6.0 Water Industries Act 1991
6.1 Controls discharge of trade effluent into public sewer systems. Requires consent of the relevant undertaker.
7.0 Water Resources Act 1991
7.1 Controls the discharge or other entry of polluting matter into controlled waters. Also controls extraction from controlled waters, which include:
- The Sea
8.0 Groundwater Regulations 1998
8.1 Prevents the discharge of substances into groundwater either directly or indirectly.
9.0 Special Waste Regulations
9.1 Specifies substances that can only be handled by appropriately licensed Waste Management Contractors.
10.0 Countryside Act 1968
10.1 This Act gives English Nature, Scottish National Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales the authority to have to say in the management of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s)
11.0 Protection of Badgers Act 1992
11.1 This act makes it an offence to kill, injure or interfere with the set of a badger.
12.0 Town and Country Planning Act 1990
12.1 This act allows these preservation orders e.g. making it an offence to fell or cut off any part of a tree.
13.0 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
13.1 This act allows for the protection of specific species of plants and animals along with their habitats.