EUGRIS users may be interested in the Environment Agency 2004 consultation on ecological risk assessment for England and wales.
'A number of regulatory regimes now require an Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) to be undertaken, e.g. Part IIA Environmental Protection Act 1990. All these
regimes are concerned, in one way or another, with assessing the risk of significant harm to an organism, an animal or a whole ecosystem. To ensure consistency
in ERA, the Environment Agency and Defra are developing an ERA framework for use in land quality assessments.'