Legislation and useful sources of information

Legislation, Regulation and Codes of Practices

The following list may not be complete for all sites/circumstances:

  • The Environment Agency's Code of Practice. Managing Japanese knotweed on development site (2006)
  • The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2004.
  • The Environmental Protection Act (1990).
  • The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991.
  • The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) regulations 1991.
  • The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005.
  • The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994.
  • The Code of Practice for the use of Approved pesticides in Amenity Areas and Industrial Areas ("the Orange Code") a voluntary code produced by the National Association of Agricultural Contractors and the British Agrochemical Association.

Other useful sources of information


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