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Definition of Waste Code of Practice
The Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP) provides a clear, consistent and efficient process which enables the reuse of excavated materials on-site or their movement between sites.

NQMS for Land Contamination Management
The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is developed by the National Brownfield Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality.

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  1. International SuRF publishes latest notes of meeting

    International SuRF publishes latest notes of meeting

     April 2019
    International SuRF group has recently posted their notes of meeting held in March 2019.  These area available to download here...
  2. CL:AIRE - Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) Standards Officer - Reading

    CL:AIRE - Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) Standards Officer - Reading

     April 2019
    CL:AIRE is seeking to appoint a full-time Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoW CoP) Standards Officer to be based in Reading. CL:AIRE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which develops best...
  3. Environment Agency Job Opportunities

    Environment Agency Job Opportunities

     March 2019
    GWCL G4 Fixed-Term and Permanent Opportunities Groundwater and Contaminated land Technical Officer Grade 4 Fixed-Term
    Groundwater and Contaminated land Technical...
  4. CL:AIRE publishes TRG Annual Report 2018

    CL:AIRE publishes TRG Annual Report 2018

     March 2019
    CL:AIRE has released the Technology and Research Group (TRG) Annual Report for 2018 Its contents include the following parts, of particular note is Appendix 1 which describes the breadth of CL:AIRE's...
  5. Proposed Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme - Consultation Open

    Proposed Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme - Consultation Open

     March 2019
    A group of industry leaders in gas protection verification have developed the idea of a Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme. They have been developing the idea with the support of CL:AIRE...
  6. Open Source paper titled "Debunking Myths about Sustainable Remediation" now available

    Open Source paper titled "Debunking Myths about Sustainable Remediation" now available

     March 2019
    A paper titled "Debunking Myths about Sustainable Remediation" has recently been published in the Remediation Journal, authored by the former chair of SuRF-UK Jonathan Smith.  It is open source so...
  7. QP Assessment reminder

    QP Assessment reminder

     February 2019
    In line with the new requirement for DOWCOP QPs, the QP Assessment has been available since January 2019. To ensure your knowledge of the Definition of Waste Code of Practice is...
  8. CL:AIRE TRG Update

    CL:AIRE TRG Update

     February 2019
    CL:AIRE is delighted to announce some exciting changes to its Technology and Research Group (TRG) for 2019. The TRG is an advisory group made up of leading professionals who support...
  9. Save the Date - Contamination Expo Series - 11 & 12 September, NEC Birmingham

    Save the Date - Contamination Expo Series - 11 & 12 September, NEC Birmingham

     February 2019
    The Contamination Expo Series is Europe’s leading contamination and geotechnical specialist event.

    Created to provide businesses, private and public sector professionals and more, with access to the...
  10. CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB19) on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

    CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB19) on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

     February 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Technical Bulletin TB19: Managing Risks and Liabilities associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) is now available to download. This Technical Bulletin provides a...
  11. PHE publishes guidance on the use of potentially contaminated residential land, gardens and allotments

    PHE publishes guidance on the use of potentially contaminated residential land, gardens and allotments

     February 2019
    PHE has recently published guidance for local authorities to be used for the management of contaminated land issues. It includes public health advice on how to reduce exposure to chemical based soil...
  12. AGS publishes updated guide to Environmental Sampling

    AGS publishes updated guide to Environmental Sampling

     February 2019
    AGS has recently updated its publication "Guide to Environmental Sampling".  The publication published in January 2019 is intended to provide practical guidance on the mechanics of the environmental sampling of...
  13. AGS Guidance on the Risk of Unexploded Ordnance - Updated Publication January 2019

    AGS Guidance on the Risk of Unexploded Ordnance - Updated Publication January 2019

     February 2019
    AGS has recently updated its publication "Guidance on the Risk of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)".  The update was published in January 2019 and is available to download free of charge
  14. AGS Guidance on Waste Classification for Soils - A Practitioners Guide: published

    AGS Guidance on Waste Classification for Soils - A Practitioners Guide: published

     February 2019
    AGS has recently published a free practitioner's guide on waste classification for soils.  The aim of the guide is to provide a simplified process for the sampling and classification of...
  15. INSPIRATION Workshop on integrating sustainability into agricultural practice : Assessment methods, technology appraisal and management concepts, 13-15 March 2019

    INSPIRATION Workshop on integrating sustainability into agricultural practice : Assessment methods, technology appraisal and management concepts, 13-15 March 2019

     January 2019
    A technical workshop has been organised by the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training network (www.inspirationitn.eu), on the above mentioned theme. The workshop...
  16. Sponsorship Opportunities - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference - 14 November 2019

    Sponsorship Opportunities - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference - 14 November 2019

     November 2018
    CL:AIRE will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary by hosting a one day conference called Innovation, Efficiency & Standards on 14 November 2019 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.  The Programme...
  17. British Standard 8485:2015+A1:2019 - Code of Practice for the Design of Protective Measures for Methane and Carbon Dioxide Ground Gases for New Buildings - published

    British Standard 8485:2015+A1:2019 - Code of Practice for the Design of Protective Measures for Methane and Carbon Dioxide Ground Gases for New Buildings - published

     January 2019
    BS 8485:2015 Code of practice for the design of protective measures for methane and carbon dioxide ground gases for new buildings has been amended and replaced by: BS 8485:2015+A1:2019.  It describes how to characterize...
  18. CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB18) on continuous ground gas monitoring

    CL:AIRE publishes new Technical Bulletin (TB18) on continuous ground gas monitoring

     January 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Technical Bulletin TB18: Continuous Ground-Gas Monitoring and the Lines of Evidence Approach to Risk Assessment is now available to download. This Technical Bulletin...
  19. BS EN ISO 16133:2018 - Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes : published

    BS EN ISO 16133:2018 - Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes : published

     January 2019
    BS EN ISO 16133:2018 Soil quality - Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes has recently been published and is available from BSI shop.
  20. BS EN ISO 15175:2018 Characterisation of contaminated soil related to groundwater protection - published

    BS EN ISO 15175:2018 Characterisation of contaminated soil related to groundwater protection - published

     January 2019
    BS EN ISO 15175:2018 Soil quality – Characterisation of contaminated soil related to groundwater protection has recently been published and is available from BSI shop.
  21. SuRF-UK publishes sustainable remediation certificate template

    SuRF-UK publishes sustainable remediation certificate template

     January 2019
    SuRF-UK has recently published a simple certificate template for practitioners to use when undertaking a sustainable remediation assessment. ...