Posted 22/01/2018 By: Tim Norris
Consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector & introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care.
The government is looking to conduct a consultation process to address waste crime and poor performance, by giving regulators, Environment Agency (EA) in England and Natural Resources Wales (NRW), new powers to tackle waste crime on the ground and giving local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping.
Since 2015, the government has worked with the regulators and stakeholders to develop proposals to introduce these measures as well as others and are now seeking views on proposals through a consultation process.
The consultation is divided into three sections:
1) focusing on raising the standard of operator competence across all permitted waste sites by strengthening the regulators’ assessment and enforcement abilities;
2) reforming the waste exemptions regime within the waste permitting system;
3) the introduction of a new Fixed Penalty Notice for household Duty of Care offences for fly-tipping.
Areas to be considered include:
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