We carry out two types of inspection at EBs, a Project Compliance (PC) inspection or a Control Framework inspection (CFI). Both forms of inspection cover how the Environmental Body (EB) is managed and how the EB's projects have been delivered. In addition, we may also conduct Project Site (PS) visits to inspect an individual project or amenity.
A PC inspection is primarily focused on your project activity, while the CFI inspections cover the EB’s wider governance and management arrangements in more detail. A PS visit will focus only on the delivery and continued operation of the project. The type of inspection carried out will be determined by the scale and level of Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) activity.
Inspections are carried out by our team of Compliance Inspectors, who will try to minimise the level of disruption to you and your EB as much as possible.
For visits to smaller EBs, the inspections may only last a couple of hours, whilst it will take longer for a larger organisation. Depending on the size and nature of the projects delivered by an EB we may carry out a desk top review (DTR) instead of a visit. For these inspections we will ask you to supply relevant documentary evidence to us which can be uploaded via EOL.
One of our Compliance Inspectors will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time to carry out the inspection. The inspector will outline what we intend to cover during the inspection, including the specific projects we wish to review and explain what will be required of you during the inspection. This will also give you the chance to ask any questions you may have. Details will then be confirmed to you in an email.
The majority of compliance reviews are routine and nothing to be concerned about. We find that many EBs welcome the assurance obtained from a compliance inspection and the opportunity to ask more detailed questions about how the LCF operates. For further guidance on our compliance inspection process see our compliance inspection leaflet, which can be found on the right hand side of this page.