Environment Offences Roundup (19th Feb) (England)

Illegal Waste Burning & Movement (Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010) – company and company director guilty of waste burning, and company guilty of importing construction and demolition waste onto a site (Annesley Hall). Company fines are £7,000 with costs of £8,000, along with a £15 victim surcharge, totalling £15,015. Company director fines are £800 with costs of £877.55, along with a £15 victim surcharge for consenting to the burning by the company, totalling £1,677.55. Press release.

Illegal Waste Deposition (Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010) – company director guilty of failing to prevent his company depositing waste on a site (an embankment close to a public footpath) without an environmental permit. Fines (after taking into account personal circumstances) are £500 plus costs of £100, plus a victim surcharge of £15. Press release.

Breach of Environmental Permit (Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010) – water utility guilty of breaching numeric limits imposed under their environmental permit for treated sewage discharge to the North Sea. Fines total £28,000, with full costs of £3,375.39 and a victim surcharge of £120. The numeric limits are prescribed by the Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) Regulations 1994 which implement the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC). Press release.

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