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Further Resources

Government Bodies

Environment Agency
Joint regulators with Local Authorities under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, in England. Responsible for dealing with special sites under the Part 2A regime.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Oversees contaminated land legislation (Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990). It also provides statutory and non-statutory guidance on the Part 2A regime.
Local Councils
Local Councils (or local authorities) act as the lead regulators for the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Responsible for Healh and Safety regulation in the UK. Provides health and safety guidance relating to the management of contaminated sites.
Natural Resources Wales
Joint regulators with Local Authorities under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, in Wales. Responsible for dealing with special sites under the Part 2A regime.
Welsh Assembly Goverment (WAG)
Oversight of the Welsh Environment Strategy.Remediation and clean up of identified contaminated sites is a key WAG goal. It has set up a contaminated land capital fund which funds intrusive site investigations and site remediation.
Communities and Local Government
The Central Government Department which sets policy on local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue. See its National Planning Policy Framework, section 11 which explains how the planning system complements pollution control regimes.

Contaminated Land Organisations/Networks

Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE)
CL:AIRE was established to promote the regeneration of contaminated land in the UK. It provides awareness and information on innovative and sustainable remediation technologies for contaminated land clean up.
Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE)
NICOLE is the leading forum on contaminated land management in Europe. It promotes cooperation between industry, academia and service providers on the development and application of sustainable technologies for contaminated land management.
SAFEGROUNDS Learning Network
The SAFEGROUND Learning Network's primary mission serves as a forum for developing and disseminating good practice guidance on the management of radioactively and chemically contaminated land on nuclear and defence sites in the UK.
The COMMON FORUM on Contaminated Land
Represents a wide range of stakeholder interests in contaminated land and ground water management in the EU.

Research Centres/Foundations

Geoenvironmental Research Centre (GRC)
Welsh research centre which focuses on contaminated land and clean-up technologies for contaminated land, landfill engineering, land reclamation, slope stability, soil strengthening, waste disposal including nuclear waste, engineering behaviour of unsaturated soil, heat losses from buried objects, attenuation characteristics of soils, arsenic poisoning of groundwater, and the influence of environmental conditions on the performance of underground distribution systems.
Sediment Research Network (SedNet)
European research network providing research, knowledge transfer for the development of sustainable technology for sediment management.

Professional Institutions

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
CIEH is a professional, awarding and campaigning body on environmental and public health and safety. In collaboration with DEFRA, it prepared the Local Authority Guide to the Application of Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Click here to view Guide.
Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM)
Leading professional institution for waste management.
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
Main professional and examining body for scientists, engineers, other environmental professionals, students involved in sustainable management and development of water and the environment.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Professional institute for professional in property, land, construction and management of environmental assets.
The Geological Society
Oldest geological society in the world. Provides a wide range of professional and scientific support in the development and advancement of geo-science. Features research on contaminated land in its reputed journal- Journal of the Geological Society.
Institution of Structural Engineers
Provides training, education and information resources for UK structural engineers.
Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Represents and supports surveyors working within the civil engineering industry.

Web Resources

Web Portal for soil and water management in Europe.
The National Land Use Database of Previously Developed Land and Buildings (NLUD-PDL)
Provides records of previously developed land and buildings in England that may be available for development, whether vacant, derelict, or still in productive use.
Landmark Information Group
Provider of the Envirosearch Services which provides essential site history and environmental information to home buyers and vendors on properties in England and Wales.

Guidance and Procedural Documents

DEFRA: Contaminated Land Statutory Guidance (April 2012)
Guides on the contaminated land regime in Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Guidance document is treated as an integral part of the statutory regime under Part 2A of the 1990 Act.
Environment Agency: Model Procedures for the Management of Contaminated Land 2004 (updated version)
The procedures provide guidance and improve understanding of risk assessment in contaminated land management.
DEFRA/CIEH: Local Authority Guide to the Application of Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (2007)
The Guide is targeted at local authority officers. It provides non- binding guidance on the regulatory role of local authorities under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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