Appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take healthcare waste

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Closes 15 Jul 2019

About you

We welcome your views on our proposed guidance on the appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take healthcare waste for treatment or transfer.

Please complete the questions and where there is a free text field, give as much information as possible to support your answer.

You can save your response as draft at any point by clicking on 'save and come back later' and entering your email address.

To learn more about how we will use your information, click on the link below.

How we will use your information

1.1 A summary of responses to this consultation will be published on www.gov.uk/environment-agency. An annex to the consultation summary will list all organisations that responded but will not include personal names, addresses or other contact details.

1.2 The Environment Agency will look to publish the content of your response to this consultation to make it available to the public excluding your personal name and private contact details, for example your home or email address.

1.3 If you would like anything in your response to be kept confidential, you are asked to state clearly what information you would like to be kept as confidential and explain your reasons for confidentiality. The reason for this is that information in responses to this consultation may be subject to release to the public or other parties in accordance with the access to information law (these are primarily the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs), the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA)).  We have obligations, mainly under the EIRs, FOIA and DPA, to disclose information to particular recipients or to the public in certain circumstances.   In view of this, your explanation of your reasons for requesting confidentiality for all or part of your response would help us balance these obligations for disclosure against any obligation of confidentiality.  If we receive a request for the information that you have provided in your response to this consultation, we will take full account of your reasons for requesting confidentiality of your response, but we cannot guarantee that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.

1.4 If you don’t request your response to be kept confidential, we will be able to release the content of your response to the public, but we won’t make any of your personal details publicly available.

1.5 The Environment Agency is the data controller for the personal data you provide. For further information on how we deal with your personal data please see our Personal Information Charter on gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency/about/personal-information-charter) or contact our Data Protection team.

Address: Data Protection team, Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH

Email: dataprotection@environment-agency.gov.uk

1.6 This consultation is being conducted in line with the Cabinet Office’s  “Consultation Principles” which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consultation-principles-guidance

1.7 If you have any comments or complaints about the consultation process, please address them to:

Consultation Coordinator
Lucy Payne
Environment Agency
Orchard House
Endeavour Park
Addington
West Malling
Kent
ME19 5SH

Or email: lucy.payne@environment-agency.gov.uk

1. Please tell us if you are responding as an individual or on behalf of an organisation or group.

To help us analyse the responses we receive we’d like to understand more about you and type of business you own, operate or represent.   

2. What is your email address?

The Environment Agency would like to keep you informed about the healthcare waste guidance. If you would like to receive regular email updates about the scheme, please give us your email address below.

By providing us with your email address you consent for us to email you with updates about the healthcare waste guidance. We will keep your details until the project is closed or until you withdraw your consent.

You can withdraw your consent to receive these emails at any time by contacting us at wastetreatment@environment-agency.gov.uk.

We will not share your details with any other third party without your explicit consent unless required to by law.

3. Can we publish your response? We will not publish any personal information or parts of your response that will reveal your identity.

The Environment Agency is the data controller for the personal data you provide.

For further information on how we deal with your personal data please see our Personal Information Charter on GOV.UK (search 'Environment Agency personal information charter') or contact our Data Protection team.

Address: Data Protection team, Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH

Email: dataprotection@environment-agency.gov.uk

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4. Please tell us how you found out about this consultation?