Environment Agency system to ease burden in waste transfers

The Environment Agency has launched its electronic duty of care (Edoc) system, developed as part of the government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’ to review and streamline more than 21,000 statutory instruments. The system is key to simplifying and reducing the burden faced under environmental regulation.

Edoc was unveiled on 29 January 2014 by the Environment Agency, having developed the system in partnership with waste industry operators and a number of other UK public bodies, including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Waste Resources Action Programme and Natural Resources Wales. The system allows waste transfer notes (WTNs) to be created, shared, edited, signed and stored electronically…

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