The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 were introduced on 1 January 2005 to give individuals the rights to access environmental data held by local authorities and private bodies who carry out a public function.
Examples of environmental records are:
waste and refuse
We have a duty to:
respond to all EIR requests within 20 working days
offer advice and guidance where appropriate to ensure you receive the information you want
respond to requests free of charge where the cost is less than £450 or 2.5 working days
provide information in a suitable format
If part of an EIR request falls within Freedom of Information or Data Protection different exemptions, charges and timescales do apply.