TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Report Environmental Compliance Audit of Local Authorities

Basildon Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Basildon Borough Council,
This request relates to UK Environmental Legislation, specifically TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reporting, which is mandatory for air-conditioned buildings. You as a Local Authority are duty bound to actively manage compliance in your Borough and to issue notices/fine non-compliant organisations.

Q. Have you set up a Trading Standards Officer to implement an active TM44 compliance programme. Provide that person’s name and details.
Q. If you have not set up your compliance programme, when do you expect to do so, and who is in charge of the process?
Q. What specific actions have you undertaken to check on all building operators with air conditioning in your Borough?
Q. How do you notify affected organisations, and how much notice do you give them before issuing a fine?
Q. The Government Non-Domestic EPC Register contains all records of existing TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reports, with expiry dates. Buildings not shown on the Register are non-compliant. Do you make use of the Register?
Q. The fine is £300.00 per building for non-compliance, do you reinvest fines and allocate to the Department issuing notices?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Evans

Dpo, Basildon Borough Council

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Basildon Council, Email Notification, Basildon Borough Council

This email is an acknowledgement of your Legal
Information Request submitted on 10/12/2019. A notification will be sent
to your email address by 10/01/2020. For your reference please see a copy
of your request which was submitted online.

Dear Basildon Borough Council,

This request relates to UK Environmental Legislation, specifically TM44
Air Conditioning Inspection Reporting, which is mandatory for
air-conditioned buildings.
You as a Local Authority are duty bound to actively manage compliance in
your Borough and to issue notices/fine non-compliant organisations.

Q. Have you set up a Trading Standards Officer to implement an active TM44
compliance programme. Provide that person’s name and details.

Q. If you have not set up your compliance programme, when do you expect to
do so, and who is in charge of the process?

Q. What specific actions have you undertaken to check on all building
operators with air conditioning in your Borough?

Q. How do you notify affected organisations, and how much notice do you
give them before issuing a fine?

Q. The Government Non-Domestic EPC Register contains all records of
existing TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reports, with expiry dates.
Buildings not shown on the Register are non-compliant. Do you make use of
the Register?

Q. The fine is £300.00 per building for non-compliance, do you reinvest
fines and allocate to the Department issuing notices?

Yours faithfully, 

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Basildon Council, Email Notification, Basildon Borough Council

Dear Mr P Evans

I refer to your request for information submitted on 10/12/2019.

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, It has been established that the information you
requested is not held by the Council.

Our Environmental health team have advised : This is something for Trading
Standards, not something we would enforce in relation to company air
conditioning

Trading Standards fall within the remit of Essex County Council, you would
need to contact them with your request.

I have attached a link t their website below :

[1]https://www.essex.gov.uk/request-informa...

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Yours sincerely

Peter Samuels

Legal Information Support Team

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procedures of Basildon Borough Council or its partners and does not give
rise to any contract, undertaking or agreement. eMail is not a secure form
of communication. Every effort has been made to ensure that this message
has been correctly addressed. It and any associated file(s) may contain
private or confidential information or details intended only for the
sender and the intended recipient. If this message is received by anyone
other than the intended recipient please delete the message and any
associated file(s) and destroy any printed copy. Please notify the sender
by a return e-mail or telephone and make them aware that the message has
been received by someone other than the intended recipient. If the subject
line of this email begins PER: then the email is a personal one and is the
personal responsibility of the sender and not Basildon Borough Council or
its partners.
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your personal data please go to www.basildon.gov.uk/privacy

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