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Environmental Permitting

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Appeals in respect of environmental permits including imposition of conditions, enforcement notices, revocation notices, suspension notices, prohibition notices and closure notices.

The Environmental Permitting regime seeks to replace, streamline and integrate the current IPPC and Waste Management Licensing regimes to create a single ‘Environmental Permit’ for Part A(1), Part A(2) or Part B activities, building on the principles of IPPC and reducing the amount of ‘red tape’ allowing more flexibility, without comprising environmental standards.

The first phase of the Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP1) came into effect on the 06 April 2008. Any outstanding Waste Management Licence (WML) and Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) applications and appeals determined after 06 April 2008 will automatically become Environmental Permits if granted. Operators of new facilities will need to obtain a permit or waste exemption before they can legally operate.

The second phase of the Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP2) came into effect on 06 April 2010. This integrates further Environmental Permitting regimes to include discharge consenting, groundwater authorisations and radioactive substances regulation.

Legislation

The procedures to be followed are set out in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010 No. 675; particularly Regulations 31, 53 and Schedule 6. These Regulations should be consulted before submitting an appeal.

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010 No. 675 (external link)

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, SI 2007 No. 3538 (external link)

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, SI 2009 No.1799 (external link)

Appeal guidance and forms

Our guidance covers the procedures for appeals in respect of environmental permits including:

  • imposition of conditions,
  • enforcement notices,
  • revocation notices,
  • suspension notices,
  • prohibition notices 
  • closure notices.

The information contained within this guidance relates to procedures in Wales only and was correct when it was published, but it has no legal status.