Public Sector Management Update: Waste must wait

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The Department of the Environment last week announced that new waste management licensing regulations, due to come into force on 1st April, have been postponed for two months. Friends of the Earth says it now expects the DoE to abandon related proposals, enabling waste regulatory authorities to clean up disused landfill dumps at the owners' expense, following strong resistance by waste contractors. The DoE says that only minor amendments will be made to draft regulations.