The Environment Agency has published a new RPS: Incinerating wild animal carcasses, RPS 218.
2 new RPSs added - 'Permits for schedule 25B, tranche B specified generators: RPS 219', and 'Operating a schedule 25B, tranche B specified generator for research and development: RPS 220'.
'Using whole waste tyres in construction: RPS 161' added under the section 'Using waste'.
New RPS added - Land contamination pilot trials and small scale remediation schemes: RPS 215.
New RPS added under 'Using waste': Spreading treated sewage effluent on land during prolonged dry weather: RPS 214.
New RPS published - Storing and drying waste wood before burning in a Part B co-incinerator: RPS 213.
New RPS published: Excavated waste from utilities installation and repair, RPS 211.
New RPS published: Relaxing certain waste regulatory requirements for volunteers and waste sites involved in voluntary litter collection, RPS 212.
New RPS published: Waste carrier, broker and dealer registration renewals due after 25 March 2018, RPS 208.
Revised RPS published: Temporary dewatering from excavations to surface water.
New regulatory position statement: Bioaerosol monitoring at regulated facilities - use of M9: RPS 209.
Revised RPS published: Using waste tyres in escape ladders in water storage reservoirs, RPS 139.
New RPS added under 'Using waste': Use of clay in slurry lagoons or irrigation reservoirs: RPS 91.
New RPS: Classifying waste wood from mixed waste wood sources, RPS 207.
Revised version of 'Use of manufactured topsoil: RPS 190'.
RPS 168 updated: Storing waste sandbags at collection sites after a flood.
Added RPS 206 Use of unbound municipal Incinerator Bottom Ash Aggregate (IBAA) in construction activities.
1. Added RPS 17 Regulation of materials under consideration for a Quality Protocol to 'using waste' group.
2. Replaced RPS 79 Waste collection authorities: contingency planning with new version.
Added Regulatory Position Statement 392: Environmental permitting of existing onshore oil and/or gas facilities.
Text updated for clarification: If the review date in a RPS issued by the Environment Agency has passed, the RPS remains in force and can be relied upon until it is removed from GOV.UK or marked as withdrawn. If the RPS says that it expires on a certain date it cannot be relied upon and does not apply after that date.
New RPSs added: 'LPG flaring at end-of-life vehicle sites: RPS 202' and 'Use mobile plant for landspreading in England or Wales: RPS 203'. Included links to low risk waste activities.
RPS 34: Disposing of infected straw, manure and litter during an outbreak of an exotic animal disease withdrawn.
New RPSs added: 'Disposing of infected straw, manure and litter by incineration or co-incineration during an outbreak of an exotic animal disease: RPS 34' and 'Stack, store or treat litter, straw, manure and slurry arising from an exotic animal disease outbreak: RPS 36'.
New RPS added: Treatment and disposal of invasive non-native plants, RPS 178.
New RPS added to collection: Temporary storage of ELVs at a motor manufacturer’s dealership, RPS 205.
Link to new regulatory position statement: Decommissioning onshore oil and gas wells drilled before 1 October 2013.
RPS added: Storing catalytic converters at metal recycling sites (RPS 200).
Regulatory position statement Pet cemeteries: bury and spread ash has been added to this collection.
Regulatory position statement: The management of radioactive items found in scrap metal has been added to this collection.