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Frequently Asked Question - Why did a DoWCoP emerge from this process rather than a BREW Quality Protocol for soils?

Why did a DoWCoP emerge from this process rather than a BREW Quality Protocol for soils?

BREW looked at this, but it was felt that the inherent multifunctionality elements of the programme contradicted the Government's suitable for use and risk based approach. The recommendation from that work was to build upon the Environment Agency guidance “Definition of Waste: Developing on Greenfield and Brownfield sites”, which the DoWCoP does. There is no single definition of what is "clean" that can be provided for soil that would allow it to be used at all sites and in all circumstances, unless of course it is inert and linked to a Quality Protocol.