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Improving efficiency & raising standards
Improving efficiency & raising standards
Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP), National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Affected by Contamination (NQMS), Asbestos in Soil, SuRF...
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CL:AIRE works with its Members to raise awareness and pursue shared objectives in land, water and environmental management by collecting strategic industry information and developing industry initiatives that improve efficiency and save money.
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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.

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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.
  1. 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...
  2. 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 has been amended and BS 5930:2015 +A1:2020 has just been published.   BS 5930 helps to assess the suitability of sites for construction operations...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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,...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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,...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Environment Agency strategy for safe and sustainable sludge use published

    Environment Agency strategy for safe and sustainable sludge use published

     March 2020
    The Environment Agency recently published its strategy setting out their principles & priorities on the safe & sustainable use of sludge on land...
  19. Registration closing for 11 March social event in Bristol

    Registration closing for 11 March social event in Bristol

     February 2020
    Over 80 people have registered for CL:AIRE's next social event on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in Bristol, organised for its Members and DoWCoP Qualified Persons. There are only a few more...
  20. PFAS in the news - ‘Forever chemicals’ get the Hollywood treatment

    PFAS in the news - ‘Forever chemicals’ get the Hollywood treatment

     February 2020
    To coincide with the UK release of Hollywood film Dark Waters on 28 February, we’d like to bring to your attention some useful resources on the subject matter: per- and...
  21. CL:AIRE launches eLearning refresher Asbestos Awareness for Land Professionals - available from 3 March 2020

    CL:AIRE launches eLearning refresher Asbestos Awareness for Land Professionals - available from 3 March 2020

     February 2020
    CL:AIRE is delighted to launch a new eLearning course - Asbestos Awareness for Land Professionals REFRESHER. Based on the extremely successful industry-leading half-day full Asbestos Awareness for Land Professionals eLearning...