Agenda and minutes

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Public Protection
Monday, 13th May, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Regeneration Meeting Room, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP.. View directions

Contact: Emma Bryer  01267 224029

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

2.

AMENDMENT TO DUTY OF CARE TO HOUSEHOLDERS pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Minutes:

The Executive Board Member considered a report which provided an overview of the reason for endorsing the enablement of Environmental Officers to issue a fix penalty for the offence of Household waste duty of care instead of prosecuting offenders through the court.

 

The offences of duty of care relate to householders who do not dispose of their waste correctly and does not apply where waste is collected by Carmarthenshire County Council.

 

It was noted that the ability to issue a fixed penalty ticket is an amendment under Section 34(2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Fixed Penalty Notice fines proposed for a breach of householder duty of care was £300 and an early payment of £150 offered if paid within 10 days. The amounts stated were fixed following recommendations from the Welsh Government to have a consistent approach across Wales.

 

RESOLVED that the amendment to the duty of care to householders fixed penalty notice be approved.

3.

TO SIGN AS CORRECT THE DECISION RECORD OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 18TH JANUARY, 2019 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on 18th January, 2019 be signed as a correct record.