FOI Request - Environmental Regulation

Request 101001299511

1. How much money your local authority spent enforcing regulations on emissions control, waste and contaminated land (separately) in 1995, 2005 and 2015 (separately).

2. How many FTE staff you had employed on emissions control, waste and contaminated land (separately) in 1995, 2005 and 2015 (separately).

3. Whether the income received from industry charges for these regulatory activities covers the full costs incurred by your authority?

Response 27-09-2016

1. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held. 

2. In 2015 the Environmental Health Section had a total of nine environmental health officers, the duties of whom included carrying out investigations of complaints of possible statutory nuisances in terms of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 involving emissions of smoke, noise, fumes and light. In 2015 there were a total of two officers involved in contaminated land duties. The Environmental Health Section does not carry out duties in respect of waste. 

In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held for the years 1995 and 2005.

3. The Environmental Health Section did not make any charges in the year 2015 in respect of the duties referred to in 2.

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