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RIAMS Updates March 2014

March 27, 2014
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There have been nearly 120 updates to RIAMS content this month, including new procedures, guidance and documents regarding caravan site licensing, as well as allergen advice in the Food module and more asbestos national policy and guidance in the Environmental Protection area. Freshly-reviewed procedures include those on noise nuisance, HMOs and sewer repair. We have also uploaded lots of reviewed DEFRA national policy and guidance in the Environmental Protection area. 

New Procedures
Environmental ProtectionFires That May Involve Asbestos
Environmental Protection – Suspected Gas Release
LicensingEarly Morning Alcohol Restriction Orders
Licensing – Caravan Site Licensing Non-Residential
Licensing – Caravan Site Licensing Residential (Wales)
Licensing – Application for a Tent Site Licence

New Documents
Environmental Protection – Part 2A Risk Summary
Environmental Protection – Record of Determination of Contaminated Land
Licensing – Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Order Template
Licensing – Representations about a Proposal to make an Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Order Template
Licensing – Example Park Homes Licence Fee Calculation
Planning – Planning Practice Guidance Planning Portal CLG
Planning – Guidance Documents Cancelled by Launch of Planning Practice Guidance Suite March 2014
Planning – Criteria for Assessing the Adequacy of Air Quality Assessments
Planning – Air Quality Assessment Developer Notes

New National Policy & Guidance
Administration – Secretary of State’s Code of Practice (datasets) on the discharge of public authorities’ functions under Part 1 of the Freedom of Information Act MoJ 2013
Enforcement – Environmental Offences Definitive Guidance Sentencing Council 2014
Environmental Protection – PG 6/21 (13) Hide and Skin Processes
Environmental Protection – A Good Practice Guide to the Application of ETSU-R-97 for the Assessment and Rating of Wind Turbine Noise IOA May 2013
Environmental Protection – A Good Practice Guide to the Application of ETSU-R-97 for the Assessment and Rating of Wind Turbine Noise Supplementary Guidance Note 3: Sound Power Level Data IOA 2013
Environmental Protection – A Good Practice Guide to the Application of ETSU-R-97 for the Assessment and Rating of Wind Turbine Noise Supplementary Guidance Note 6: Noise Propagation over Water for On-shore Wind Turbines IOA 2013
Food – BRC Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011
Food – Advice on Food Allergen Labelling FSA
Food – BRC Guidance on Allergen Labelling and the Requirements in Regulation 1169/2011
Food – Guidance Note: Food Allergens
Health and Safety – Workplace Exposure Limits EH40/2005 HSE 2011
Health and Safety – Illustration of Asbestos Work Categories HSE
Health and Safety – EM2 Asbestos Essentials Training HSE
Health and Safety – Asbestos Health and Safety
Housing – Guidance Note Carbon Monoxide
Housing – Diagnosing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Public Health England 2013
Housing – WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality Selected Pollutants 2009
Licensing – The Mobile Homes Act 2013 A Guide for Local Authorities on Setting Site Licence Fees Summary CLG 2014
Licensing – The Mobile Homes Act 2013 A Guide for Local Authorities on Setting Site Licence Fees CLG 2014
Licensing – The Mobile Homes Act 2013 New Licensing Enforcement Tools Advice for Park Home Site Owners CLG 2014
Licensing – Camping and Touring Caravan Exemption Certificates: A Guide for Applicants Natural England 2013
Licensing – Camping and Caravanning Exemption Certificates, Natural England
Planning – Planning Inspector Appeal Decision Wind Farm 2010
Public Health – Heatwave Plan for England 2013 – Making the case – the impact of heat on health: now and in the future PHE
Public Health – Heatwave Plan for England 2013 – Supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave: advice for health and social care professionals PHE
Public Health – Heatwave Plan for England 2013 – supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave: Advice for care home managers and staff PHE
Public Health – Heatwave Plan for England 2013 – looking after yourself and others during hot weather: The latest advice PHE
Public Health – Heatwave Plan for England 2013 – Keeping healthy when it is really hot PHE
Public Health – Heatwave Plan for Wales: a Framework for Preparedness and Response WG
Public Health – Heatwave A guide to looking after yourself and others during hot weather WG
Public Health – Heatwave Specialist information and advice for social and health care professionals WG
Public Health – Heatwave Specialist guidance and advice for residential and care home staff WG
Public Health – A Smokefree Future – A comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy for England HM Government 2010
Public Health – Mapping Health Toolkit CIEH 2013 
Public Health – Guidance Note: Health and Wellbeing Boards
Public Health – Guidance Note: Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Public Health – Guidance Note Public Health Outcomes Framework
Public Health – The Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 Regulation 18 Notice

Reviewed Procedures
Administration – Environmental Information and Public Registers
Administration – Freedom of Information Requests
Enforcement – Conducting Suspect Interviews under PACE
Enforcement – Taking of Witness Statements Guidance
Enforcement – Control of Evidence
Enforcement – Guidance Note: Presenting Evidence in Court
Environmental Crime – Animal Trespass
Environmental Protection – Contaminated Land Determination
Environmental Protection – Dealing with Noise in the Street
Environmental Protection – Assessment of Statutory Nuisance from Barking Dogs
Environmental Protection – Noise from Intruder Alarms
Environmental Protection – Dealing with Nuisance from Vehicle Alarms
Environmental Protection – Investigation of Noise Complaints from Wind Energy Developments
Environmental Protection – Statutory Nuisance from Insects
Environmental Protection – Development on Sites Affected or Possibly Affected by Contamination
Environmental Protection – Commercially Confidential Information
Environmental Protection – Surrender of LA-IPPC (A2) Permits
Environmental Protection – Transfers of LAPPC (Part B) and LA-IPPC (A2) Permits
Environmental Protection – Variations to Environmental Permits
Environmental Protection – Surrender of LAPPC (Part B) Permits
Health and Safety – Asbestos Investigations
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
Housing – Register of Licences and Management Orders
Housing – Overcrowding in Non-Licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation
Housing – Regulation HMO Managers and Occupiers
Housing – Declaring a Building a House in Multiple Occupation
Planning – Planning Applications Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Systems
Planning – Planning Applications Environmental Health Consultation
Planning – Planning: Air Quality Assessment
Public Health – Setting Up a Monitoring Programme
Public Health – Smoke-Free Regulation
Public Health – National Heatwave Plan: Role of Environmental Health
Public Health – Blocked Drains etc.
Public Health – Blocked Private Sewers
Public Health – Any Accumulation or Deposit that is Prejudicial to Health or a Nuisance
Public Health – Overflowing or Leaking Cesspools and Septic Tanks
Public Health – Repair of Drains etc. Costing Less Than £250
Public Health – Repair of Defective Drains etc.

Reviewed Documents
Food – Food Standard Paragraphs
Licensing – Machine Category and Maximum Stake Guidance
Licensing – Tent Site Licence Application Form (HS74)
Food – Allergen Control Checklist Catering Premises FSA
Food – Allergen Control Checklist Manufacturing Premises FSA 

Reviewed NPGS
Environmental Protection – 1/13(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Storage Unloading and Loading Petrol at Terminals DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 1/14(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Unloading of Petrol into Storage at Petrol Stations DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/31(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Powder Coating Including Sherardizing and Vitreous Enamelling Dry DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – PG 6/42(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Bitumen and Tar Processes DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 4/02(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Polymerisation or Co-Polymerisation of Pre-Formulated Resins or Gel Coat Containing Unsaturated Hydrocarbons DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/5(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Maggot Breeding Processes DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/12(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for the Production of Natural Sausage Casings Tripe Chitterlings and Other Boiled Green Offal Production Processes DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/19(13) Secretary for State’s Guidance for Fish Meal and Fish Oil Processes DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/24a(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Pet Food Manufacturing Involving the Process of Raw Animal Material DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/26(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Animal Feed Compounding Processes DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/30(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Mushroom Substrate Manufacture DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – 6/36(13) Secretary of State’s Guidance for Tobacco Processes DEFRA/SE/WAG
Environmental Protection – Code of Practice on Noise from Ice Cream Van Chimes Etc. 1982
Environmental Protection – Code of Practice on Noise from Audible Intruder Alarms 1982
Environmental Protection – Code of Practice on Noise from Model Aircraft DoE 1982
Environmental Protection – Guidance Note: Technical Advice on Contaminated Land Definition, the Requirements and Current References for Risk Assessment and SPOSH
Environmental Protection – Guidance Note: Technical Advice on Site Investigation and Risk Assessment
Environmental Protection – Guidance Note: Simplified Permits (Model Permits)
Environmental Protection – Guidance Note: Technical Advice on Remediation
Environmental Protection – Guidance Note on the Public Participation Directive (PPD) Procedures: for A2 Installations Only
Food – Guidance Document: Implementation of Certain Provisions of Regulation (EC) 852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs, EC Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General Feb 2009
Housing – Definition of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Public Health – National Heatwave Plan: Role of Environmental Health