SAGTA's activities include:
Providing a regular forum for Members to share knowledge by a combination of structured meetings, seminars and workshops.
The establishment of networks for the dissemination of information.
Critically assessing and promoting awareness of emerging methodologies and technologies.
Proposing and commissioning desk studies, technology audits and research projects.
SAGTA representatives are currently involved in a variety of good practice and policy groups. These include:
CIRIA Asbestos Report – Steering Group
Joint Industry Working Group – Asbestos Code of Practice – Steering Group
DEFRA Category 4 Screening Levels
DEFRA- Contaminated Land Expert Panel
CL:AIRE Development Industry Waste Code of Practice – Steering Group
JAGDAG – Hazardous Substances
DEFRA Priority Substances - Steering Group”
Constructively reviewing contaminated land research programmes in the UK.
Joint seminars with government, regulators, research councils and research bodies.
Commentary and Consultations:
DCLG Draft National Planning Policy Framework: Consultation
As its contribution to the recent consultation, SAGTA submitted its response via a letter and survey questionnaire.
Find a copy of SAGTA’s letter here. As part of its contribution to Defra's deliberations on the Part 2A regime, SAGTA wrote an open letter setting out its views. Find a copy here.
Determination of Hazardous Substances in Relation to the Groundwater Daughter Directive: JAGDAG Consultation
As its contribution to this recent consultation, SAGTA submitted its response via a survey questionnaire.
Find a copy of SAGTA’s response here.
Defra – Changes to the Contaminated Land Regime
Defra's subsequent consultation on the Statutory Guidance closed on the 15th March 2011. SAGTA has provided an in-depth response. Find a copy here.
Since its formation, SAGTA has held a regular programme of Member's meetings and associated workshops which number over 60. Topics of our more recent workshops and Position Papers summarising the issues developed at many of these and previous events are included in our SAGTA's Reports Page.
Certain of our Workshops have been reported in the press. Our December 2009 Workshop on Rapid Measurement Techniques was reported by Brownfield Briefing. Find a copy of the article here.
SAGTA plans to continue its series of Seminars and Workshops for its Members. Recent topics include:
Social and Environmental Impacts
Scottish Regulation - Working Together in Practice
Optimising Supply Chain Performance
Avenue Coking Works
Long term Sustainable Management of Sites
Practical Outcomes of New Developments in Risk Assessment
· Practical Outcomes of New Developments in Risk Assessment
· Standards of Site Investigation
· Part 2A/ Better Regulation
· Groundwater – Role of Cost Benefit Analysis
Potencial topics for 2013 include:
New and Emerging Technologies in Land Remediation
Cost Benefit Tools
SAGTA has also commenced Member mini workshops on key issues together with regular meetings with national regulators and policy makers.
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