On the 6th April 2008 the Environment Planning Regulations (EPR) were instated. This new set of regulations introduced environmental permitting, a combination of Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and Waste Management Licensing (WML).
The environmental law solicitors at Farleys can provide you with environmental permitting guidance, helping you ascertain whether your business requires an environmental permit. If a permit is required, Farleys can guide you through the application process, ensuring it is successfully completed.
Do I Need an Environmental Permit?
If your business operates a facility that falls into one of the following categories, you may require an environmental permit:
- An installation in which industrial, waste or intensive farming activities are carried out
- A mining waste facility where the extracted waste is managed
- A mobile plant responsible for a waste operation or activity, such as treating waste soil
- A waste transfer station or other waste operation not carried out at an installation
Permits are available in both standard and bespoke format. Standard permits are constructed from one or more sets of standard rules and are therefore suitable for businesses operating within normal environmental parameters. In contrast, bespoke permits meet the needs of businesses and installations responsible for activities that pose serious environmental risk if mismanaged.
The application process for environmental permitting is complex; the solicitors at Farleys specialise in environmental regulations, and can therefore make sure the entire application process runs smoothly.