DEFINITION OF WASTE CODE OF PRACTICE (DoWCoP), NATIONAL QUALITY MARK SCHEME (NQMS), ASBESTOS IN SOIL, SuRF, GAS PROTECTION VERIFICATION SCHEME (GPVS)
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Happy New Year to all. 2024 is our 25th anniversary and we look forward to sharing more about our plans for the year in due course.
In this months eAlert, we are excited to publish two more Phase 2 C4SL reports on cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene.
We have developed two new ground gas training courses (please check right hand column under Training). For the practitioners there is a full day course on ground gas risk assessment and a half day course for those procuring ground gas services, ideal for developers and project managers.
Finally, we'd like to remind you of the deadline to complete our survey on the application of the DoW CoP in development projects. Your input is crucial in fostering a collaborative effort towards a more efficient and effective regulatory framework. The survey will close on 31 January 2024.
Read on and enjoy!
The CL:AIRE Team
CL:AIRE's Membership continues to grow. We would like to thank the following new and renewing members for their support:
CL:AIRE is delighted to publish the next two of the Phase 2 C4SL reports on cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene. They can be downloaded directly from the dedicated web page here.
Version 1.1 of the Phase 2 C4SL report on 1,2-dichloroethane has also been released and includes two minor amendments to the original version (May 2022) and these are described in the Version Control Sheet in this pdf.
A short webinar is available to remind people how C4SLs have been derived and the background to the project. People are encouraged to watch the webinar before reading any of the Phase 2 reports.
The C4SL project has been a collaborative industry initiative, and huge thanks must be given to the project team members that are helping on this project. The team is working hard to move more reports forward and get them ready for publication.
The next Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme (GPVS) application window is now open and closes on 29 February 2024. The application window is open to Technician Grade and Specialist Grade applicants. Further information is available here.
All candidates are required to complete an application form and submit additional supporting information. Please ensure that you visit the application page of the GPVS website to understand what supporting information is required to be submitted.
If you have any queries about the application process, please visit the Help Desk.
As part of CL:AIRE’s ongoing commitment to improving industry practices and addressing challenges faced by professionals like yourself, we invite you to participate in a survey focused on the application of the Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) in various development projects.
Following the publication of the Concawe report Case Studies and Analysis of Sustainable Remediation Techniques and Technologies in November 2023, a Remediation Journal paper has been published to support this work. The open access paper is available via http://doi.org/10.1002/rem.21773.
The International Sustainable Remediation Forum Groups and Partners (collectively known as International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA)) November 2023 meeting notes are now available. These can be downloaded here. The notes summarise the activities of different groups working across Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand and North America.
The EiCLaR project (Enhanced and Innovative In Situ Biotechnologies for Contaminated Land Remediation) has produced its second newsletter that is available for downloading here. It provides updates on the development of the different technologies and project activities.
CL:AIRE will be posting regular updates about the project and ways people will be able to get more involved as the project progresses. The project also has a LINKED-IN page EiCLaR H2020 project | LinkedIn.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°965945.
CL:AIRE is currently developing a number of technical publications related to soil remediation and management. We are looking for assistance from our members and subscribers in providing recent, high-resolution photographs which align with the descriptions listed below by 30 June 2024. Your images will be considered for use in several upcoming CL:AIRE publications.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is seeking views on the type of authorisation required for regulated activities in Scotland. It has launched a consultation proposing changes to the way environmental activities are regulated in line with a new Integrated Authorisation Framework.
The framework brings together the authorisation, procedural and enforcement arrangements for SEPA's four main regulatory regimes: water, waste management, radioactive substances and industrial activities, formerly known as pollution, prevention and control (PPC).
For further information and to access the consultation click here. Consultation closes 12 April 2024.
The Government has responded to the Lords Built Environment Select Committee inquiry findings on "The impact of environmental regulators on development". The response by government was published on 12 December 2023 and is available to download here.
A selection of upcoming events throughout the industry.
Brownfield Land Conference, 6 February 2024, Glasgow
Learn practical solutions for the improved investigation and development of brownfield and contaminated land in Scotland at the 17th annual Brownfield Land Scotland conference....
This half day morning event will be Chaired by Tom Henman (SiLC PTP Chair) and will bring together industry professionals for a programme of presentations and discussions divided into two sessions; Current Developments in the Land Condition Sector and Looking into the Future.....
For enquiries about the webinars please contact us via the Help Desk.
CL:AIRE is a respected independent not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to stimulate the regeneration of land in the UK by raising awareness of, and confidence in, practical and sustainable remediation solutions.
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We are also an incorporated company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (reg no. 3740059).
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