Environmental Information Regulations

Requesting environmental information

Before you make an EIR request, please check the various sections of our website, as the vast majority of environmental information we are required to disclose is listed there.

Most commonly requested information:

If you cant find the information you are looking for, you can contact the Information Governance Manager by:

Email

foi@brent.gov.uk

Writing to

Information Governance Manager
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Other environmental information

The following information can be obtained from the Environment Agency:

  • hazardous waste
  • waste carriers and waste management licensing
  • water quality
  • integrated pollution prevention and control
  • radioactive substances information.

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) came into force on 1 January 2005, replacing the Environmental Information Regulations 1992.

What is environmental information?

The definition of environmental information is very broad and includes information on:

  • the state of the elements of the environment, e.g. air, atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites, biological diversity and its components, including genetically modified organisms
  • factors affecting the environment e.g. substances, energy, noise, radiation or waste, including radioactive waste, emissions, discharges and other releases
  • measures (including administrative measures) and activities affecting or designed to protect the environment e.g. policies, legislation, plans, programmes, environmental agreements
  • reports on the implementation of environmental legislation
  • cost-benefit and other economic analyses and assumptions used within the framework of environmental measures and activities
  • the state of human health and safety, including the contamination of the food chain, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures in as much as they are affected by the state of the environment, or factors, measures or activities affecting the environment.

Who does the EIR apply to?

The regulations apply to us, the range of public bodies covered by the Freedom of Information Act and also public utilities, certain public private partnerships and private companies with obvious environmental functions such as those in the water, waste, transport and energy sectors.

Requesting environmental information

Before you make an EIR request, please check the various sections of our website, as the vast majority of environmental information we are required to disclose is listed there.

Most commonly requested information:

If you cant find the information you are looking for, you can contact the Information Governance Manager by:

Email

foi@brent.gov.uk

Writing to

Information Governance Manager
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ

Other environmental information

The following information can be obtained from the Environment Agency:

  • hazardous waste
  • waste carriers and waste management licensing
  • water quality
  • integrated pollution prevention and control
  • radioactive substances information.