These Regulations make provision for the identification and remediation of contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.They identify categories of sites ("special sites"), including land which is contaminated land by radioactive substances in, on or under that land. In relation to such special sites the Environment Agency is to be the enforcing authority. Local authorities are the enforcing authority in relation to any other type of site. The Regulations also provide for the content and notification of "remediation notices", i.e. notices served by a local authority or the Environment Agency specifying what is to be done by way of remediation. The Regulations further: remove provisions relating to appeals against remediation notices to a magistrates' court, as a result of amendments to section 78L of the 1990 Act made by section 104 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005; provide for appeals and compensation for rights of entry etc. in relation with a remediation notice; and prescribe the particulars of matters which are required under section 78R of the 1990 Act to be placed on a register maintained by local authorities or, in the case of special sites, by the Environment Agency.
Implements: Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Chapter 43). (1990-11-01)
Implements: Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (2005 Chapter 16). (2005-04-07)
Amended by: Contaminated Land (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 263 of 2012). (2012-02-02)
Amended by: Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 3245 of 2007). (2007-11-12)
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