The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 brings together waste management licensing (WML) and pollution prevention and control (PPC) and delivers a common approach to applying for permits, their maintenance, surrender, and enforcement.
There are different categories of permit in England and Wales:
- Part A (1) - Regulated by the Environment Agency
- Part A (2) - Regulated by local councils
- Part B - Regulated by local councils
Examples of activities that are regulated under Part A include:
- producing and handling organic chemicals such as hydrocarbons, plastic materials and diisocyanates
- producing and handling inorganic chemicals such as ammonia, hydroxide bases, metal oxides and nitric acid
- producing and processing chemical fertilisers and biocides
- producing pharmaceutical products
- producing explosives.
Examples of activities that are regulated under Part B include:
- using some organic chemicals such as toluene diisocyanate or methane diisocyanate
- bulk storage of chemicals.
We are required to consult the public on new applications for environmental permits, and on any applications involving a substantial change to existing environmental permits.
For more information, please contact us on 01543 308000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed information regarding environmental permitting can be found on the following websites: