European bathing water quality in 2021 — European Environment Agency

Quality of European bathing waters remains high Bathing water quality in Europe has improved markedly over the last decades. Systematic monitoring and management introduced under the Bathing Water Directive (BWD), (EU, 2006) large investments in urban waste water treatment plants and improvements in waste water networks have led to aContinue Reading

Defra environmental targets consultation: Environment Agency response

Introduction The Environment Agency (EA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) public consultation on the “Nature recovery green paper: protected sites and species”. In this document we summarise our key issues. We welcome the government’s ambition for a more resilient naturalContinue Reading

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approves New Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments | Harris Beach PLLC

In mid-March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule approving ASTM International (ASTM) Standard E1527-21 as an additional standard meeting the all appropriate inquiry (AAI) component for potential liability protections under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). As a direct final rule, EPA’sContinue Reading

Defra environmental targets consultation: Environment Agency response

Introduction We welcome the opportunity to respond to the consultation on environmental targets. Along with the 25 Year Environment Plan (Environmental Improvement Plan), existing targets and other measures in the Environment Act, the proposed targets provide a good platform from which to make progress towards the government’s long-term environmental goals.Continue Reading