The Environmental Information Regulations
This day long course looks at the law, procedures and exemptions when a request involves environmental information and, where appropriate, contrasting them with the relevant obligations of the corresponding FOI regime.
The course content covers: where do the EIRs come from and what is environmental information? Compare and contrast EIRs with FOIA Detailed consideration of differences in scope (who is an EIR authority?), procedure, review of refusals, and the EIR exceptions. DEFRA Guidance and Code of Practice and other special features of the EIRs regime.
We can also deliver this course in the context of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and equivalent Scottish Environmental Regulations.