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Brownfield Expo Conference

At the heart of a wide range of government policies is the decontamination and redevelopment of brownfield land. To address the resulting regulatory minefield, the Environmental Industries Commission is hosting a one-day conference entitled: A users' guide to the regulatory framework for contaminated land. Taking place at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday May 21, 2008, the conference will run alongside Brownfield Expo, the industry's trade show, which is part of Sustainabilitylive!

This essential EIC conference will provide a clear guide to the complex and rapidly changing regulatory framework for contaminated land. The key issues being addressed at the conference include:New Land Remediation Code of Practice and how the Environment Agency will reduce regulation for those applying it, Changes in the application of the definition of waste with a new EU Directive and new Defra guidance, Forthcoming developments on technical competence, verification and accreditation, The latest Defra thinking on breaking the Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment guidelines and the soil guidance values deadlock, The Health Protection Agency's views on the risk associated with contaminated land.

Speakers include: keynote Barbara Young, chief executive of the Environment Agency; John MacIntyre, waste regulation policy manager at Defra; Dr David Russell of the Health Protection Agency; Seamus Munro, head of Environment at the National Grid; and Ged Duckworth, lead author of the Land Remediation Code of Practice.



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