Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests

What should I do before I make an EIR request?

You can ask for any information you choose, at any time, but you may not always succeed in getting it. Before you make a request, it may help to consider the following questions.  

Is the information you want already available, for example, on our website? 

We routinely publish environmental information on our website, at some offices and in some registers that are available for inspection at certain offices. 

We are not obliged to provide this directly to you if it is already publicly available but if you can’t find the information you want, you will need to ask for it. 

You can find out what types of information we publish or intend to publish, how it will be published, whether we will charge for the information, of whether we will provide it free of charge by checking our publication scheme or guide to information on our website. 

Is the information you want your own personal data? 

If your request is for information about yourself, such as your medical records, you should make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act.