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Every enforcing authority must keep a freely available public register of contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA, (EPA 1990). See Practice Note: Contaminated land—enforcing authorities.
Details should be added as soon as reasonably practicable after the relevant information is generated.
Where information is entered on the register by the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) or a local authority (LA) in an adjoining or adjacent area, it must send a copy of the records to the relevant LA who will enter the information in its own register.
The register does not contain every site that may be contaminated. It is not a list of former industrial or polluted sites, or a record of land which is being investigated as potentially contaminated land.
The fact that a site is not listed does not mean it is not contaminated. The register only records the enforce
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