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Brofiscin Quarry: Hazardous Substances

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2243W, on Brofiscin Quarry: hazardous substances, what the timetable is for the Environment Agency completing their investigation into responsibility for the cost of remediating the quarry. (193497)

This matter is within the devolved responsibility of the Welsh Assembly Government. However, I understand the Environment Agency is still investigating who should be responsible for the cost of remediation. In doing so, it must ensure that it acts in accordance with the relevant legislation and statutory guidance. The contaminated land regime does not prescribe a timetable for completion of the investigation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1300W, on hazardous substances: Brofiscin quarry, what the original planned date for publication of the remedial options was; and what the reason for the time taken to publish is. (197874)

The Environment Agency had no original planned date for publication of its remediation option appraisal but it will place the information required by Regulation 15 and Schedule 3 of the Contaminated Land (Wales) Regulations 2001 on a public register.

The Environment Agency intends to place that information on the public register as soon as reasonably practicable after it is generated.