- 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.
- 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.
Guidance and Procedural Documents
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