Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999
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You must have an environmental permit if you operate a regulated facility in England or Wales.
Regulated facilities include:
An installation is a stationary technical unit used for listed activities, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant. Mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.
You can be fined or sent to prison if you operate a regulated facility without an environmental permit.
Listed activities include:
Listed activities are divided into three categories: Part A(1), Part A(2) and Part B.
Part A(1) processes - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
The Environment Agency regulates A(1) activities, which are the larger more polluting and complex industries (power stations for example). Part A(1) permits control activities with a range of environmental impacts, including:
Part A(2) processes - Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC)
Local authorities regulate A(1) activities which include emissions to air, land and water and the impacts of noise, waste and energy efficiency but tend to be less complex than A(1) activities.
Part B processes - Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC)
Local authorities regulate Part B processes which include emissions to air only. Part B permits control activities that have less potential to cause pollution and include activities such as vehicle re-spraying, crematoria, small foundries, coating processes and unloading of petrol.
Local authorities deal with about 80 different types of installation including glassworks and foundries, rendering plant and maggot breeders, petrol stations and concrete crushers, sawmills and paint manufacturers.
You can only apply for an environmental permit if you control the operation of a regulated facility. If you are unsure whether you need an environmental permit please contact the Environmental Protection team.
The permit your business requires depends on the specific processes involved and resulting emissions. Permits are available from the Environment Agency or the local authority depending upon the category your business falls within.
You should apply to the Environment Agency if you operate:
You should apply to the local authority in whose area your regulated facility is situated where you operate Part A(2) installations or mobile plant or Part B installations or mobile plant carrying on activities other than those which fall into the above categories.
Details of how to apply for permits issued by the Environment Agency are available on its website.
Part A(2) and Part B application forms are available from the Environmental Protection team.
A public register of environmental permit applications and permits granted by the Council is held by Suffolk Coastal at the following location:
Environmental Protection Team (Public Register)
Suffolk Coastal District Council,
Woodbridge IP12 1AU.
You can inspect this register free of charge during normal office hours. You may obtain a copy of documents on the register although a charge will be made to cover the costs of any copying.