Home > Latest News >

RIAMS Updates March 2013

March 28, 2013
Latest News

Below is a complete update of new procedures, documents and guidance that have been added to RIAMS for March 2013. It also includes any reviews that have taken place on our existing content. 

Visit RIAMS.org to view the new design layout.

New Procedures/Guidance
Administration – Planning Air Quality Assessment
Administration – Planning Applications Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Systems
Administration – Planning Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Crime – Animal Trespass
Public Health –  Smoke-free Regulation

Reviewed Procedures/Guidance
Administration – Freedom of Information Requests
Administration – Requisition for Information
Enforcement – Abatement Notices
Enforcement – Deemed Service Guidance
Enforcement – Conducting Interviews and Taking Written Statements
Enforcement – Control of Evidence
Enforcement – Diary Sheet Guidance
Enforcement – Gathering Further Evidence by Interview and Letter
Enforcement – Powers of Entry
Enforcement – Service of Notices
Enforcement – Taking of Witness Statements Guidance
Enforcement – The Use of Notebooks and Making Contemporaneous Records
Environmental Protection – Noise from Intruder Alarms
Environmental Protection – Dealing with Nuisance from Vehicle Alarms
Health and Safety – Asbestos Investigations Review
Health and Safety – Health and Safety Intervention and Revisit Procedure
Housing – A Strategic Guide to Empty and Occupied Eyesore Premises and Land Pockets
Housing – Definition of HMO
Housing – Licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation and Temporary Exemption Notices
Housing – Overcrowding in Non-Licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation
Housing – Regulation HMO Managers and Occupiers
Housing – Remedying Buildings and Neglected Sites under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Housing – Ruinous or Dilapidated Buildings and Neglected Sites under Section 79 of the Building Act 1984

New Documents
Public Health (Wales only) – What you need to know about the new smoke-free law Wales

New National Policy and Guidance
Administration (Wales only) – Circular 11/99 Environmental Impact Assessment WG
Enforcement – Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Guidance on interviewing victims and witnesses, and guidance on using special measures MoJ 2011
Enforcement – Guidance on Interviewing Child Witnesses in Scotland, The Scottish Government 2003
Environmental Crime – Legal Guidance Trespass and Nuisance on Land CPS
Housing (Wales only) – Empty Homes Good Practice Guidance WAG 2010 
Public Health (Wales only) – Smoke-free Legislation Supplementary Guidance for NHS, Local Authority and Care Service Providers in Wales