FOI Request - Contaminated Land Public Register

Request 101001218840

With regard to the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could provide answers to the following:

1) Does the council maintain a register of potentially contaminated land under part 2a of the Environmental Protection Act 1990?
2) If so, is this available for inspection by the public?
3) If yes, please can you provide all effected contaminated land areas (including location) within your local authority boundaries?
4) When did the council last carry out a review of this information and publish the results?
5) when will the council be carrying out its next review of this information?
6) Under which section within the authority does the responsibility for the maintenance of the register lie?
7) Do you have records of any underground fuel storage tanks registered in your council?
8) If yes, where can this be inspected and can you provide a list and location?
9) Can you please provide any ‘potential contaminated’ land that you may deem to be ‘contaminated land’ under part 2a of the Environmental Protection act 1990 in the near future?
10) Please can you confirm that any findings in your contaminated land register is under the OGL with the ability to use in commercial reports?

Response 01-07-2016

1)  The Council maintains a register of Contaminated Land as required under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Council does not have a register of ‘potentially contaminated land’.

2)  The detailed Contaminated Land Register is available to view at the Council offices in High Street, Elgin.  

3)  The following 3 sites are on the Contaminated Land Register:
Former Elgin City Sawmills, Elgin. NGR 321514, 862022
Former Lossie Green Gasworks, Elgin. NGR 321597, 863204
Former Landfill at Deanshaugh, Elgin. NGR 322300, 863550

4)  There is no specific review - this is an ongoing task and information is updated when new information becomes available

5)  See answer to 4 above.

6)  Environmental Health

7)  Information on underground tanks (although only for petrol tanks) is held by the Council’s Trading Standards section.

8)  There is no list of tanks available for inspection but enquiries can be made to the Council’s Petroleum Officer with regard to specific licences or sites.

9)  The Council currently has no plans to designate further ‘Contaminated Land’ in the near future

10)  Yes

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