555. Geotechnical assessments.

For the purposes of the Quarries Regulations 19991, a 'geotechnical assessment' means an assessment carried out by a geotechnical specialist2 identifying and assessing all factors liable to affect the stability and safety of a proposed or existing excavation3 or tip4 It includes:


    (1)     preparation by or under the supervision of the geotechnical specialist or, as appropriate, consideration by the geotechnical specialist, of the documents and particulars specified below5;


    (2)     the conclusion of the geotechnical specialist as to the safety and stability of the proposed or existing excavation or tip being assessed, including his conclusions as to whether such excavation