Environment Agency

Analysis of prosecutions by the Environment Agency in 2017 under EPA S33(1)

On April 10, 2018, in Environment Agency, Fly-tipping, by PeterSilverman
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Analysis of all prosecutions made under EPA S33(1) by the Environment Agency in 2017. Please refer to the spreadsheet provided by the EA showing the relevant information for 2016 and 2107 My interest is to see how many were for fly-tipping as opposed to other offences falling under EPA S33(1) such as the mishandling of […]

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Rethinking Waste Crime – ESA report May 2017

On May 9, 2017, in Environment Agency, Fly-tipping, Legislation, by PeterSilverman
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We are experiencing a systematic failure in the waste management sector.

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Highways England new Ops Director urged to prosecute under EPA S34

On November 10, 2016, in Environment Agency, Highways Agency, Highways England, Legislation, Litter fines, by PeterSilverman
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Highways England can prosecute waste transporters who allow refuse to escape onto the highway

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EPA S34 – Duty of care etc as respects waste

On October 28, 2016, in Environment Agency, Legislation, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
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Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 imposes a number of duties on anyone who imports, produces, carries, keeps, treats or disposes of controlled waste

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Waste escaping from transporters – only two prosecutions ever by Environment Agency

On October 27, 2016, in Environment Agency, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
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Apart from this the only other prosecution was as a result of a complaint made by me in 2003

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Environment Agency admit they are no longer rescourced to prosecute waste transport vehicles operators

On August 31, 2016, in Environment Agency, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
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The Environment Agency no longer prosecute waste transport vehicle operators who allow their loads to escape onto the highway

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Waste transport vehicles – update

On May 19, 2016, in Environment Agency, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
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I phoned the Environment Agency hotline on 6th May 2016 to report Waste falling from transporter on M40 I was told that only deal with waste from licensed sites. I was told to ring the police on 101. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was given the same advice. Thames Valley Police however said […]

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Environment Agency asked to investigate breaches of EPA S33 by Westminster and Brighton Councils

On May 11, 2015, in Environment Agency, EPA S33, Local Authorities, Trade Waste, by PeterSilverman
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Environment Agency asked to investigate breaches of EPA S33 by Westminster and Brighton Councils

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Litter from commercial vehicles including waste transporters

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Public authorities seem to have lost interest in pursuing commercial vehicle operators who fail to secure their loads and litter the highways

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Rubbish falling from waste carrier on M4

On September 20, 2012, in Environment Agency, M4, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
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E-mail to the Environment Agency reporting rubbish falling from waste carrier on M4

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