Contaminated Land Remediation Syllabus [1 June 2016]

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Title

Contaminated Land Remediation

Syllabus areas

 

Learning Outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Sources

1. Site Remediation Strategy
  • The options appraisal
  • The remediation strategy
  • The Implementation plan
  • The verification plan
  • The monitoring and aftercare plan

 

1.1    Know the key requirements and role of the options appraisal

1.2    Know the key requirements and role of the remediation strategy

1.3    Know how contaminated land remediation can impact flooding risk and where this is identified within the site remediation strategy

1.4    Know the key requirements and role of the implementation plan

1.5    Know what specific issues the Local Authority and the Regulator will need to ensure is addressed within an implementation plan

1.6    Know the key requirements and role of the verification plan

1.7    Know the key requirements and role of the monitoring and maintenance plan

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Part 2A
The Water Resources Act 1991
The Water Resources Act 1991 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009
Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006
The Contaminated Land (Wales) Regulations 2006  
The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011

 

2.  In-situ and ex-situ remediation
  • In-situ and ex-situ remediation
  • Environmental impacts of in-situ and ex-situ remediation techniques

 

2.1    Know the legal definition of waste in relation to remediation of land activities

2.2    Know the definitions of the terms:

  • in-situ remediation
  • ex-situ remediation

2.3    Know the in-situ remediation technique that may be employed under an Environmental Permit

2.4    Know the reason for choosing a range of remediation techniques

2.5    Know the environmental impacts of in-situ and ex-situ remediation techniques

GOV.UK options appraisal: identifying feasible remediation options.
GOV.UK: Land Contamination Technical Guidance
3. Deployment of mobile plant
  • Scope and timing of Deployment Form
  • Deployment Form MPP2 -information required
  • Management requirements
  • Notification requirements

 

 

 

 

3.1.     Know what an operator working under a mobile plant permit is required to do prior to moving to a new site

3.2.     Know what information the conceptual site model (CSM) should contain when submitting a Deployment Form

3.3.     Know what aspects of waste acceptance procedures should be covered within a deployment form

3.4.     Know how to identify authorised treatment technologies when completing a Deployment Form

3.5.     Know the minimum requirements for attendance by a Technically Competent Manager (TCM) when undertaking an activity subject to a Deployment Form

3.6.     Know the monitoring requirements to be included in Deployment Form MPP2

3.7.     Know how long an activity can take place for under a deployment form

GOV.UK - MPP2 Guidance notes – Application for deployment  of mobile plant for land and/or groundwater  remediation (version 1)
GOV.UK – MPP2 Deployment Form (version 1)
GOV.UK - SR2008No27 - Mobile plant for the treatment of soils and contaminated material, substances or products (version 7.1)
GOV.UK – How to comply with your environmental permit (version 6, June 2013)

 

4. Standard Rules Permits
  • Bunding requirements
  • Standard Rules Permit (SRP)conditions
  • Abstraction
  • Trials

 

4.1.     Know the minimum volumes required for bunding when storing non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL), fuels and oils

4.2.     Know which remediation activities are covered by SR2008 No 27

4.3.     Know what actions to take if planning a remediation technique which is not permitted by an appropriate Standard Rule Permit

4.4.     Know the requirements of the SRP relating to records retention and security

4.5.     Know how a Standard Rule Permit for a mobile plant identifies which waste types can be stored or treated in accordance with the permit

4.6.     Know the limitations of the “mobile   plant permit” with regards to water abstraction and the limit above which abstraction requires a licence or permit

GOV.UK – storing oil at your business.
Legislation.gov.uk – The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001
Environment Agency - SR2008No27 - Mobile plant for the treatment of soils and contaminated material, substances or products (version 7.1)
Environment Agency - MPP2 Guidance notes – Application for deployment  of mobile plant for land and/or groundwater remediation (version 1)
Environment Agency – MPP2 Deployment Form (version 1)
GOV.UK Water Management: apply for a water abstraction or impoundment licence
Environment Agency – How to comply with your environmental permit(version 6, June 2013)
5.  Waste disposal
  • Landfill
  • Waste Classification and Acceptance Criteria
  • Hazardous waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1      Know what wastes can be sent off-site for disposal in a landfill site

5.2      Know what documentation is required for waste disposal in a landfill site

5.3      Know what type of laboratory analysis is used to characterise waste soils

5.4      Know the Waste Acceptance Criteria for depositing waste soils at an inert landfill

5.5      Know how to determine if a waste soil with a mirror entry is hazardous or non-hazardous

5.6      Know which Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are considered when determining whether a waste is hazardous or not

5.7      Know the information sources which may be needed to determine if a waste has any hazardous properties

5.8      Know the Hazard Properties (HP) codes for potentially hazardous wastes and the implications for staff safety

GOV.UK – Waste Acceptance at Landfills
WRAP – Quality Protocol for the Production of Aggregates from Inert Waste
GOV.UK Waste Classification technical guidance – WM3
GOV.UK: Land contamination: technical guidance: site characterisation – field and laboratory analysis
6. Environmental risk, monitoring and control
  • Dust, noise, odour
  • Bioremediation
  • Groundwater
  • Spills/leaks
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Control of atmospheric volatile organic compounds (VOC)  emissions

 

 

 

6.1    Know the requirements for managing dust in accordance with Standard Rules and Regulator guidance

6.2    Know the requirements for managing any potential odour problems in accordance with Standard Rules and Regulator guidance

6.3    Know the requirements for managing any potential noise problems in accordance with Standard Rules and Regulator guidance

6.4    Know the noise levels that cause complaint

6.5    Know the two field parameters that are monitored during bioremediation

6.6    Know the action needed when encountering groundwater during the excavation of contaminated soils

6.7    Know what remedial action is necessary if unexpected water flow is experienced during excavations

6.8    Know what action is required in the event of a leaking fuel tank in the plant compound

6.9    Know what Japanese Knotweed is and how to deal with it

6.10Know the potential adverse effects of atmospheric VOC emissions

6.11Know the minimum requirements for documenting atmospheric VOC emissions

GOV.UK – Horizontal Guidance – H3 Noise
GOV.UK Environmental Permitting:H4 odour management
Environment Agency – MPP2 Deployment Form (version 1)
Environment Agency - MPP2 Guidance notes – Application for deployment  of mobile plant for land and/or groundwater remediation (version 1)
GOV.UK  – How to comply with your environmental permit
GOV.UK: Land Contamination Technical Guidance
GOV.UK Japanese Knotweed: managing on development sites
GOV.UK The biological control of Japanese Knotweed
GOV.UK Harmful weeds and invasive, non-native plants: prevent them spreading
7. Use of wastes
  • Waste Exemptions
  • Environmental Permits
  • WRAP Quality Protocol
  • CL:AIRE Code of Practice

7.1      Know the specific use of material under the U1 Waste Exemption

7.2      Know the quantity limits under the U1 Waste Exemption

7.3      Know the time period for quantity limits under the U1 Waste Exemption

7.4      Know the constraint on renewing exemptions

7.5      Know the alternatives for use of wastes when exemptions are not available

7.6      Know under what circumstances can a waste material from a contaminated land remediation site be consider NOT to be a waste

GOV.UK  – U1 Use of Waste in Construction
CL:AIRE Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice
GOV.UK: Turn your waste into a new non-waste product or material
GOV.UK Quality Protocols: converting waste into non waste

 

 

 

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