Pollution incidents and investigations

Pollution incidents and investigations guidance:

Environmental incidents often happen without warning and with significant consequences. It can be easy in those circumstances to fail to maintain a clear head about...

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TitleDirective 2012/18/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso...

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place controls, so that...

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Industrial diseases The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), SI 2002/2677, is one of the most important health and safety laws for any...

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The Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have extensive, but not unlimited, powers to enter premises. Environment...

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The Environment Agency (EA) is one of the regulators responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental crime in England. Other...

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The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA 1994) permits the court to draw an adverse inference from the failure of a defendant, following their arrest to...

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The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA 1994) permits a court to draw adverse inferences where a defendant relies on facts in their defence that they did...

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This Practice Note explains the law in relation to interviewing a suspect under caution under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) and associated PACE...

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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences? Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we live in. Local...

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When does Natural England investigate? There is an overlap between the responsibilities of the various enforcement bodies (eg the police, local authorities, the...

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the principal regulator responsible for the enforcement of environmental law and the prosecution of environmental crime in Wales. It took...

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What is RIDDOR? Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, SI 2013/1471 (RIDDOR) is a regulation which requires employers and others in...

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This Practice Note explains the law relating to voluntary attendance at an interview under caution conducted under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984)....

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