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  1. Important Update: Contamination Expo 2020 rescheduled to 3-4 November 2020

    Important Update: Contamination Expo 2020 rescheduled to 3-4 November 2020

     June 2020
    Roar B2B, the organisers of Contamination Expo Series, the UK’s leading event for contamination, geotechnical and environmental professionals, have taken the decision to reschedule the event to 3-4 November 2020.
  2. EPUK publish -  Before You Dig, Garages & Petrol Stations - Guidance for Developers

    EPUK publish - Before You Dig, Garages & Petrol Stations - Guidance for Developers

     June 2020
    EPUK has recently published a new guidance document titled "Before You Dig, Garages & Petrol Stations".  This is aimed at developers of brownfield sites and is intended to present an...
  3. BSI publishes Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites

    BSI publishes Conceptual Site Models for Potentially Contaminated Sites

     June 2020
    British Standards Institute (BSI) publishes BS EN ISO 21365:2020 Conceptual site models for potentially contaminated sites.  This document provides guidance on developing and using conceptual site models (CSMs) through the...
  4. National Remediation Framework and Guidance of Australia published

    National Remediation Framework and Guidance of Australia published

     June 2020
    The National Remediation Framework (NRF) and associated guidelines for Australia has recently been published.  It provides a nationally harmonised approach for the remediation and management of contaminated sites in Australia...
  5. EU Biodiversity Strategy Adopted

    EU Biodiversity Strategy Adopted

     June 2020
    The EU biodiversity strategy was adopted in May 2020.  This initiative commits the EU to: Curtailing biodiversity loss Preserving and restoring ecosystems Further information is available here...
  6. British Standard 5930 Code of Practice for Ground Investigations has been amended and published

    British Standard 5930 Code of Practice for Ground Investigations has been amended and published

     June 2020
    BS 5930 Code of practice for ground investigations, which helps to assess the suitability of sites for construction operations and civil engineering works, has been amended and BS 5930:2015 +A1:2020...
  7. European Commission preparing to reinforce Green Deal research and innovation funding - have your say

    European Commission preparing to reinforce Green Deal research and innovation funding - have your say

     May 2020
    The European Commission is preparing to reinforce Green Deal-related research and innovation with a dedicated call for proposals already under the current research and innovation programme - Horizon 2020. The land contamination management...
  8. SoBRA NAPL subgroup seeks industry assistance

    SoBRA NAPL subgroup seeks industry assistance

     May 2020
    SoBRA's NAPL subgroup is working on facilitating and clarifying dissemination of NAPL assessment guidance and as part of this work, SoBRA is preparing a LNAPL mobility tool. One of its functions...
  9. National Brownfield Forum Notes from March 2020 meeting published

    National Brownfield Forum Notes from March 2020 meeting published

     May 2020
    The latest National Brownfield Forum notes from the March 2020 meeting have now been published and are available to download from www.claire.co.uk/brownfieldforum in the 2020 folder and...
  10. Environment Agency Operational Update – 3 April 2020

    Environment Agency Operational Update – 3 April 2020

     April 2020
    The EA has provided an operational update and COVID-19 regulatory position statements. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agency-operational-update-3-april-2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-regulatory-position-statements...
  11. Environment Agency update on Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) guidance

    Environment Agency update on Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) guidance

     April 2020
    In June 2019, the Environment Agency (EA) published an update to the Model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11). Following the feedback, the EA were due to republish the...
  12. ITRC publish PFAS Guidance Document and Training Videos

    ITRC publish PFAS Guidance Document and Training Videos

     April 2020
    The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) has recently published a online document which includes the PFAS Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document, PFAS Fact Sheets and Explainer Videos.  These are...
  13. MHCLG publishes "Planning for the Future"

    MHCLG publishes "Planning for the Future"

     March 2020
    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has set out the Government's plans for housing and planning following the announcements in the 2020 Budget in a document called,...
  14. Homes England presents their Land Hub

    Homes England presents their Land Hub

     March 2020
    Homes England recently presented the details of their Land Hub which identifies development sites that they plan to bring to market.  Sites are displayed geographically and people are able to...
  15. CL:AIRE TRG Annual Report 2019 - available to download

    CL:AIRE TRG Annual Report 2019 - available to download

     March 2020
    CL:AIRE has released the Technology and Research Group (TRG) Annual Report for 2019. It contains the following parts - of particular note is Appendix 1 which describes the breadth of...
  16. Contamination Expo - CL:AIRE discount for exhibitors

    Contamination Expo - CL:AIRE discount for exhibitors

     March 2020
    The Contamination Expo reaches every corner of the industry to bring the contamination and geotechnical sectors together in this unique two day event. The event boasts 120 expert-led seminars and...
  17. WALL - New section on NSZD created

    WALL - New section on NSZD created

     March 2020
    The Water and Land Library (WALL) has recently created a new section for peer reviewed publications relating to Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) available here.
    CL:AIRE invites industry professionals to...
  18. UK Government launches Freeports consultation

    UK Government launches Freeports consultation

     March 2020
    The government is currently seeking views about the creation of up to 10 freeports in locations across the UK.  These will have different customs rules than the rest of the country,...
  19. CPRE publish their State of Brownfield 2019 report

    CPRE publish their State of Brownfield 2019 report

     March 2020
    CPRE has recently published their "State of Brownfield 2019" report.  It is available to download here...
  20. RemTech, Europe 23-26 September 2020 - call for abstracts

    RemTech, Europe 23-26 September 2020 - call for abstracts

     March 2020
    CL:AIRE is delighted to be supporting RemTech Europe International Conference and Exhibition which is being held on 23-26 September 2020 in Ferrara, Italy.  Call for abstracts is now open until...
  21. SuRF International publish latest notes of meeting

    SuRF International publish latest notes of meeting

     March 2020
    SuRF international met on 29th January 2020 and their latest notes of meeting are available to view here...