Title: Assessing Risks From Land Contamination - a Proportionate Approach Soil Guideline Values: the Way Forward 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: November 2006 CLAN 6/06 
Author 1/Producer: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Defra 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Defra 
Publisher City: Local Environment Quality Division Zone 7/D10 Defra Ashdown House 123 Victoria Street London SW1E 6DE Email address: landquality.enquiries@defra.gsi.gov.uk 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/land/contaminated/pdf/cl ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
 
Short description: This paper presents the emerging conclusions and issues relating to the production of soil guideline values (SGVs). SGVs are intended as helpful tools for local authorities to use in determining that land is contaminated on the basis that there is a significant possibility of significant harm being caused (SPOSH), in relation to human health effects, as set out in the Statutory Guidance (c.f. Defra Circular 01/2006, Annex 3, Chapter A). SGVs are derived from a published set of technical documents - Contaminated Land Reports (CLRs 7 -10). CLRs 7 -10 set out the scientific and technical approach taken in the development of toxicological (TOX) and SGV reports for individual substances. [These documents can also be found on EUGRIS - see: http://www.eugris.info/EUGRISmain.asp?EUGRISID=483&Category=Country_Digests] 
Link to Organisation(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
 
Link to News Items(s):   UK: Proposed Revisions to Soil Guideline Values (SGVs)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 09/01/2007