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The Environmental Law Centre
is able to offer the following services under its programmes of
HELP (Health Environment Law for People). Consequently we have a
growing number of services in identified areas of training, environment,
law, IT, fundraising and document checking.
Project Management servcies
Complete or partial project management including:
initial assessment: recommendations and costing of the remedial
measures: design: supervision of practical work: post-project assessment:
expert witness capabilities.
Sampling / Analysis services
sampling of gaseous, liquid and solid materials;
chemical analysis of samples for a wide variety of hazardous pollutants;
biological and microbiological analysis; interpretation of results
Environmental Impact Assessment service
Review and evaluate proposed developments; assessment
of legislation and planning; baseline surveys; identification of
impacts during construction and operation; impact appraisal and
formulation of alleviatory measures; preparation of EIA statements.
Land studies, to identify potential development
sites; give advice at policy level for the development of environmental
assessment within Structure and Local Plans; liaise with local authority
to ascertain existing policy and land designations relating to potential
development sites; provide assessment of land take and severance
on development land, community and designated land; provide expert
witnesses at Public Inquiry.
Identification and evaluation of designated
statutory and non statutory sites of ecological importance; liaise
with statutory, voluntary and local interest organisations; provide
identification and evaluation of mitigation and monitoring measures;
provide expert witnesses at Public Inquiry.
Environmental Audit service
Pre-acquisition studies; audit of former activities;
materials, process and waste auditing; hazard/risk assessment; waste
minimisation; cost evaluation of waste management; advice on implications
of legislation; the audit of functions and processes with respect
to both impacts and legislation; assessment of risk and potential
impacts resulting from existing practices and industrial processes;
assessment legal expertise; advice on practical and cost effective
improvements to existing procedure.
Air Pollution service
Ambient air monitoring and baseline surveys;
stack emission monitoring for organic & inorganic effluents;
onsite monitoring of existing air quality; assessment of existing
and predicted quality levels in relation to air standards; forecasting
of pollution levels
Contaminated Land service
Preliminary investigations and survey work; soil
etc analysis and interpretation; Leachate analysis; formulation,
costing and supervision of remedial work; desk based assessment
of potential contamination; onsite investigation of soil and water
contamination, including landfill gas generation and migration,
liaison with all relevant local authorities, monitoring procedures
and health and safety matters, advice on design and installation
of remedial and protective measures.
Hazardous and Industrial Waste servcie
Chemical analysis and toxicity testing; risk
and safety assessment; assessment of disposal options; evaluation
of storage and treatment processes; cost evaluation of waste; management
strategies; advice on implications of legislation.
Landfill Gas service
Gas sampling in landfill, topsoil etc and analysis;
hazard assessment and evaluation of control requirements.
Water Quality / Industrial Effluent service
Water quality and effluent monitoring and assessment;
assessment of waste discharge impact; groundwater investigations;
liaison with the Water Regulatory Authorities to determine existing
water quality, flood plain capacity; identification of areas vulnerable
to hydrological change; assessment of potential impacts of development
on quality; assessment of potential increased risk of flooding;
Waste Minimisation service
Treatment methodology; preparation of strategy
at regional or local level; development of standards; landfill and
incinerator sites; monitoring systems.
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Preparation of application for cases to European
Court of Human Rights or other Human Rights Bodies; protecting your
human rights when dealing with local government and national agencies.