Risk assessment for removal of containers of liquid

George Niblock made this Freedom of Information request to Angus Council

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Dear Angus Council, I travel regularly on the A90 and am aggrieved by the amount of litter on the verges and central reservation and by the lack of cleanliness at many junctions. Section 89 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 is relevant. I note that the presence of plastic bottles containing liquids of various colours is not uncommon.

My request is to receive from you, a copy of the risk assessment procedures used by Angus Council in identifying the nature of the liquid contents of such containers.

In addition, I request a copy of the processes and authorisations utilised for the subsequent collection, transportation, storage and disposal of the liquid wastes.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

George Niblock

FriedrichM,

Dear Mr Niblock

I refer to your information request dated 12 December 2017 (received by
Angus Council that same day). So that your request can be taken forward I
would be grateful if you would clarify whether you wish to obtain this
information specifically for the A90 only, or whether you wish to obtain
this information specifically with regard to liquid containers on Angus
Council-maintained roads.  In the first case we would be able to forward
your request to the Government agency (Transport Scotland) which is
responsible for the maintenance of the A90 trunk road or you may wish to
contact them directly at [1][email address].

Once we have received clarification from you we will respond to you within
the statutory timeframe.

Please refer to the information below which explains your right to
complain if you are unhappy with how the Council is dealing with your
request.

If you have any queries, please ask for me on 01307 476246 or email
[2][email address]

Yours sincerely

Martin Friedrich

 

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Martin Friedrich | Paralegal-FOI | Place Directorate - Legal & Democratic
Services| Angus Council |Angus House | Orchardbank Business Park | Forfar
| DD8 1AN | LP8 Forfar |Tel: 01307 476246 |Email:
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StewartM1, Angus Council

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Dear Mr Niblock

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 12 December 2017
(clarification regarding the request received by the Council on 5 January
2018) which has been passed to me for attention.  Firstly, I apologise for
the delay in providing this response.

 

You have requested the following information:

 

·                a copy of the risk assessment procedures used by Angus
Council in identifying the nature of the liquid contents of such
containers.

 

·                a copy of the processes and authorisations utilised for
the subsequent collection, transportation, storage and disposal of the
liquid wastes.

 

Our risk assessment for litter collection from verges does not include any
reference to identifying the nature of the liquid contents of containers. 
This was not identified as necessary as part of the risk assessment
process.

 

We do not have the processes and authorisations utilised for the
subsequent collection, transportation, storage and disposal of the liquid
wastes documented.  In practice we advise staff that any littered items
containing liquid should be bagged for safety and transport.  Any larger
containers containing liquid would be reported as fly tipping and would be
inspected before taking any further action.

 

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the [1]Council’s website or
through its [2]Publication Scheme.  If you require further information
please first check that the information you want is not routinely
published as any such information is exempt from release in terms of
Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation
6(1)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

I hope that this information is of some help to you. Please note that the
information contained in this reply is believed to be accurate as of
today's date (unless otherwise indicated) but no warranty is given.
Further, Angus Council does not accept liability for any loss, injury or
damage which arises from the use of the information contained in this
reply either by you or by any other party. Please refer to the information
set out below which explains your right to complain if you are unhappy
with how the Council has dealt with your request. If you have any queries,
please contact me on 01307 473189  or e-mail [3][email address]

 

 

Michelle Stewart, Senior Administration Officer, RPPS, Communities, 1^st
Floor North, Angus House, Forfar DD8 1AN

Telephone: 01307 473189

 

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

INSPIRE (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

 

Your Right to Request a Review by the Council

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which Angus Council has dealt with
your request for information under any of the above statutory instruments,
you have a right to ask the council to review its actions and/or decisions
regarding your request. If you wish to do this, you should make your
request to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Resources Directorate,
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar DD8 1AN or
e-mail [5][email address] within 40 working days.

 

Your request must:

·         be in writing (or recordable format);

·         give your name and address for correspondence;

·         give details of the information which you originally requested
from the council;  and

·         give the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the way in which
your application for information has been dealt with.

 

Your application for review will then be considered by the council’s
review panel.  The review panel will write to you informing you of its
decision not later than 20 working days after receipt of your request for
a review. The review panel will also provide you with a statement of its
reasons for arriving at the decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are dissatisfied with a decision of the council's review panel (or
where the review panel has not provided you with a response), you have the
right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as
to whether your request for information has been dealt with by the council
in accordance with the above statutory instruments.

 

Your application to the Scottish Information Commissioner must:

o be in a recordable format (letter, e-mail, audio tape etc);

o give your name and address for correspondence.
o give details of the request for information which you originally
requested from the council;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the council’s response
to your original request;
o give details of why you were dissatisfied with the decision of the
council's review panel.

 

In the case of an EIR or FOI request your application to the Scottish
Information Commissioner must be made within 6 months of receipt of the
decision of the council’s review panel (or within 6 months of the date
that the review panel should have responded).  No such time limit applies
under the 2009 Regulations. 

 

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Andrews, Fife, KY16 9BS; Telephone - 01334 464610; Fax - 01334 464611;
Email - [7][email address])

 

 

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