You are now (25th January) just 25 working days away from the deadline for operators with environmental permits in England and Wales to pass their continuing competence assessment. Worryingly it appears that many companies have not yet arranged to take the assessment. If you fail to do so the possible consequences could include yard closure.
The Environment Agency has issued the following advice on their enforcement position:
“We are still concerned at the low level of take up of the continuing competence test. As a result we are now stepping up our compliance activity to monitor uptake by operators. We will provide operators with advice and guidance on how to comply and will take environment action against those who are unwilling to comply with the requirements by 29 February 2012. Enforcement action can range from service of an enforcement notice to revocation of the permit.”
But there is no need to worry, AC Environmental can offer a fully compliant COTC service to provide your technically competent management on a full time basis or just to provide interim cover while you gain your qualification.
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