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Dear Environment Agency,
Please provide the following details of any inspections by the Environment
Agency of the impermeable high-density polyethylene environmental membrane
underlying the following sites:
1. Singleton Oil Site/ IGas
A286, Cobblers Row to Middlefield, Singleton PO18 0HL
2. Horndean B, Sheepwash Road, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 0DS
Horndean X, Pyle Farm, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 0AJ
3. Larkwhistle Farm, Hampshire (IGas)

Please can you report:

1. The date of any inspections

2. The result of any inspections

3. How was the liner inspected

Please also answer the follow questions:

1. Have any of the surface materials covering the membrane been removed
during the inspection(s).

2. If material was removed, what proportion of the site did this cover?

3. If the EA has not inspected the site membrane, has the organisation
received results of any other inspection by either IGas, a
suitable contractor or other regulator?

Many thanks for your help with this matter,

Emily Mott

SSD Enquiries, Environment Agency

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Dear Emily

 

Thank you for your email of 18 November 2021; we can confirm that we have
received your request below.  Please be advised it has been logged and
sent to our technical team for investigation; it has also been assigned
the reference number SSD248267

 

Please note that we are receiving a very high number of enquiries and
apologise that our current response time is longer than usual. We will
send you a response as soon as possible. 

 

In the meantime you may want to visit our website at [1]Gov.uk and
[2]data.gov.uk to see if there is information available that can assist
you.   

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Kind regards

 

Customers & Engagement Team

 

Environmental Planning and Engagement | Solent and South Downs Area | 
Environment Agency | Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West
Sussex, BN11 1LD
[3][email address]

 

National Customer Contact Centre 03708 506506

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From: Emily Mott [[11]mailto:[FOI #808128 email]]
Sent: 18 November 2021 09:57
To: National Requests <[12][Environment Agency request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - inspection HDPE /impermeable
membrane IGas sites at Singleton, Horndean, Larkwhistle

 

Dear Environment Agency,

Please provide the following details of any inspections by the Environment
Agency of the impermeable high-density polyethylene environmental membrane
underlying the following sites:

1. Singleton Oil Site/ IGas A286, Cobblers Row to Middlefield, Singleton
PO18 0HL

2. Horndean B, Sheepwash Road, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 0DS     Horndean X,
Pyle Farm, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 0AJ 3. Larkwhistle Farm, Hampshire
(IGas)

 

Please can you report:

 

1. The date of any inspections

 

2. The result of any inspections

 

3. How was the liner inspected

 

Please also answer the follow questions:

 

1. Have any of the surface  materials covering the membrane been removed
during the inspection(s).

 

2. If material was removed, what proportion of the site did this cover?

 

3. If the EA has not inspected the site membrane, has the organisation
received results of any other inspection by either IGas, a suitable
contractor  or other regulator?

 

Many thanks for your help with this matter,

 

Emily Mott

 

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Dear Environment Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Environment Agency's handling of my FOI request 'inspection HDPE /impermeable membrane IGas sites at Singleton, Horndean, Larkwhistle'.
I note that you have not confirmed or denied whether the authority holds this information, and have not applied an exemption that would remove this obligation.

As you may be aware, Section 1(1) of the FOI Act (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...) states that "Any person making a request for information to a public authority is entitled to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds information of the description specified in the request".
I would be grateful if you could clarify whether or not this information is held, or specify which exemption of the duty to confirm or deny you are applying.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Thank you for taking the time to investigate this and I hope that an answer to my query from November with be forthcoming.

Kind Regards,

Emily Mott

SSD Enquiries, Environment Agency

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Dear Emily,    

 

Thank you for your emails below of 18 November 2021 and 22 March 2022.

 

We apologise for the delays that have occurred in responding to you with
your requested information and any inconvenience this has caused.  This is
because we have been receiving a very high number of enquiries and are
responding in date order as soon as we are able to. We are making every
effort to address this issue.

 

Regarding your request, please find attached the details of the one
inspection of the impermeable high density polyethylene membrane
underlying the three highlighted sites.  This inspection was carried out
at the Singleton Oil Site on the 08/09/2010, and inspection of the site
included the installation records of the HDPE liner installed as part of
the site expansion.  No other inspection of the HDPE liner has been
carried out at these sites.  Please note that the HDPE liner forms part of
the entire containment system for the site.  The containment system is
inspected on a regular basis and are subject to an full review as part of
the improvement programme included as part of the Oil and Gas sector-wide
review.

 

We respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  We have redacted the document
enclosed where it contains personal data and, as a public body, are
required to provide a formal letter of notice (attached) that gives an
explanation for the reasons for this.

 

Unless otherwise specified, this information is supplied subject to the
notice which can be viewed via the following link:
[1]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

 

Please get in touch if you have any further queries.

 

Kind regards

 

Customers & Engagement Team

 

Environmental Planning and Engagement | Solent and South Downs Area | 
Environment Agency | Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West
Sussex, BN11 1LD
[2][email address]

 

National Customer Contact Centre 03708 506506

[3][email address]

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