Contaminated land—characterising remediation actions
Contaminated land—characterising remediation actions

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Contaminated land—characterising remediation actions
  • Determining liability
  • Types of remediation action
  • Single-linkage actions
  • Shared actions

Determining liability

Enforcing authorities should follow the five step procedure set out in the statutory guidance for determining liability under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, s 78F (EPA 1990). Not all stages of the procedure will be relevant in all cases. See Practice Note: Contaminated land—process for determining liability.

Step two in the procedure only applies where there is more than one significant contaminant linkage (SCL) at the site. It requires the enforcing authority to determine what remediation actions relate to which SCLs. For more information, see the section: What is a significant contaminant linkage? in the Practice Note on Contaminated land—risk assessment.

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