RGS Note 6 for Determinations involving Sites of High Public Interest

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Dear Environment Agency,

I am requesting this information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (or, if that is not applicable, the Freedom of Information Act 2000).

Please send me the current version of the document that the EA refer to as "RGS Note 6 for Determinations involving Sites of High Public Interest". Please supply this document by email.

RGS Note 6 is referred to in some permit decision documents such as the draft decision document for permit EPR/ZP3537AT.

A quick response would be much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

D Mudge

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Mudge

 

Please find the requested document attached.

 

Please note, that the public participation statement referred to in RGN6
(“Working together: your role in our environmental permitting”) has been
updated. The current version of our public participation statement can be
found here:

 

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If we can be of further assistance please contact us again and we will be
happy to help.

 

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From: D Mudge [mailto:[FOI #702461 email]]
Sent: 28 October 2020 10:13
To: Enquiries, Unit <[Environment Agency request email]>
Subject: 201028/DM19 Freedom of Information request - RGS Note 6 for
Determinations involving Sites of High Public Interest

 

 

Dear Environment Agency,

 

I am requesting this information under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (or, if that is not applicable, the Freedom of
Information Act 2000).

 

Please send me the current version of the document that the EA refer to as
"RGS Note 6 for Determinations involving Sites of High Public Interest". 
Please supply this document by email.

 

RGS Note 6 is referred to in some permit decision documents such as the
draft decision document for permit EPR/ZP3537AT.

 

A quick response would be much appreciated.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

D Mudge

 

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Dear Enquiries, Unit,

Thank you for your response.

The document I requested is referred to as "RGS Note 6 for Determinations involving Sites of High Public Interest" but the document I received is RGN 6. I am not sure whether the document I received is the document I requested. The RGN 6 document received is dated March 2015 and the version number is 5.0.

The RGN 6 document received is the same document as:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...
but this weblink shows the document as "withdrawn".

RGS Note 6 is referred to in permit decision documents such as the draft decision document for permit EPR/ZP3537AT (see my original request).

It is surprising that the document referenced as RGS Note 6 is actually RGN Note 6 - a document marked as "withdrawn".

Please confirm that the EA holds no other document with a title of "RGS Note 6" (or similar) that is referenced by permit decision documents.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

D Mudge

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

5 Atodiad

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Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Mudge,

 

I have passed your email to a colleague who specialises in Environmental
Permitting Guidance. They will be in touch in due course.

 

Kind Regards

Matthew Richardson

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Bellevue de Sylva, Kevin, Environment Agency

Dear Mr/Ms Mudge,

 

Thank you for your email, which has been passed to me for reply.

 

Just to confirm that “RGN 6: Determinations involving sites of high public
interest” is the same document as “RGS Note 6: Determinations involving
sites of

high public interest”.

 

The front page of the document uses the reference “Regulatory guidance
series No RGN 6”. This is sometimes referred to as “RGS Note 6’ (standing
for Regulatory Guidance Series – Note 6) – or simply ‘RGN 6’. (Regulatory
Guidance Note 6). But as mentioned, they are the same document.

 

The document published on GOV.UK has been withdrawn (from external use),
as the content was re-classified as internal guidance under the [1]Smarter
Environmental Regulation Review. The document is still used internally
within the Environment Agency.

 

I hope that answers your query.

 

If you have any further queries regarding the document, please let me know

 

Kind regards

Kevin

 

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Kevin de Sylva

E&B Advisor

Future Regulation – Permissions

Environment Agency, Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West
Sussex, BN11 1LD

Internal tel: 37153

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