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Environmental Information Regulations - Act Now
Environmental Information Regulations - Act Now
Thu, 24 February 2022, 10:00 - 16:00
Online (live webinar)


Cost: £399 + VAT

Speaker: Lynn Wyeth

This interactive workshop explores the Environmental Information Regulations and provides a complete overview of how to handle requests under the EIR. After briefly considering the background to the EIR, it explores the definition of environmental information in depth. This is followed by an examination of the procedural aspects of dealing with EIR requests followed by the final session that explores the EIR exceptions to disclosure.

This workshop aims to give delegates the confidence to recognise environmental information requests and an understanding of how to apply the EIR exceptions to disclosure. It is suitable for beginners or those who wish to refresh their knowledge.

The tutor’s expert knowledge combined with real life case studies and interactive exercises provides an engaging and interesting introduction to the EIR.

Key Points:
  • Background to the EIR
  • The EIR and FOI: Understanding the relationship and differences
  • Public Authorities
  • What is environmental information? Identifying EIR requests
  • Handling requests
  • The Presumption in Favour of Disclosure: What does this mean?
  • The EIR exceptions
  • Refusal Notices
  • Internal Reviews and Enforcement
Really useful course - so much information provided, i would certainly recommend it.
CD, University of Exeter
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