Claire Monkhouse from the IEEP looks at the latest developments at the European Commission
Best practice report for inspectors
The project is based on the recommendation on minimum criteria for environmental inspections [2001/331/EC].
However, by examining each of the systems used in the member states, the best practice identified goes beyond what could be described as minimum criteria. The report covers a range of issues including:
- entry qualifications;
- identifying qualification and training needs for permitting/inspection staff;
- core competencies for permitting/inspection staff; and
- assessing competence following training.
The full report can be found at