Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016
Local Authorities are required to regulate certain types of industries to reduce pollution and in particular improve air quality. The laws include The Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999 and Environmental Permitting (England and Wales Regulations) 2010 which together govern Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control and Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control.
Our role in the regime is to issue permits which set controls and emission standards to minimise pollution from certain industrial activities. The Activities which require a permit can be found in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. Once a Permit has been issued we routinely inspect the activity, those with a higher pollution potential are inspected more frequently.
The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 has replaced the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations. There are currently no requirements to amend existing permits issued under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, PPC permits automatically become EP permits without any need to alter the wording on the permit.
The activities listed in the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 are split into three categories namely A1, A2 and Part B activities.
A list of industrial processes in the Cannock Chase District can be found below:
Last Updated: 27/03/2017