Category Archives: Environmental Permitting

EA has published the results from their Metal shredders: appropriate measures for permitted facilities consultation

EA has published the results from their Metal shredders: appropriate measures for permitted facilities consultation. Both the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) responded.

After considering the consultation responses the EA received, they are now finalising the Appropriate Measures guidance document and will be publishing this shortly.

New noise and vibration management guidance

The EA has published new noise guidance has been published today. The guidance will help waste sites apply for, vary and comply with their permits.
The guidance covers:
– how the EA will assess noise from certain industrial processes
– what the law says permit holders must do to manage noise and vibration
– advice on how to manage noise with noise impact assessments and noise management plans

22 weeks for substantial variation allocation

Our clients are telling us that the EA are asking for up to 22 weeks to allocate a substantial variation. This 5 month lead time does not include the time it would take the EA to duly make and determine your application.

We recommend that you get your substantial variation applications in now if you want them to be allocated this side of Xmas.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.

The EA’s consultation to revise or remove certain healthcare waste standard rules permits will close on the 10th of May

Heads up to those working with healthcare waste permits. The EA’s consultation to revise or remove certain healthcare waste standard rules permits will close on the 10th of May.

We recommend you submit a response – https://lnkd.in/dp9m-CB

The consultation proposes significant changes to SR2008 No:24: 75Kte clinical waste and healthcare waste transfer station permit. Changes include:

– a reduction in the total annual waste storage from 75,000 tonnes per year to just 5,000. Plus, the maximum quantity of haz and non-haz waste to be stored at any one time will be limited to 10 and 20 tonnes respectively

– reduced storage times for offensive, infectious, anatomical and other healthcare wastes on-site

Plus, the EA intends to remove existing standard rules permits SR2008 No.25 and SR2013 No.1 #healthcare #wastemanagement #environment

Errors with the EA’s annual subsistence invoicing

Heads up to all waste operations and installations – we are hearing that there has been an error with the Environment Agency’s annual subsistence invoicing.

Over 3,000 sites across England have been wrongly invoiced for their 2021/22 subsistence fee. There is a chance your business is one of them. So, double-check your annual invoice from the EA.

We understand that the EA has mistakenly used 2019’s compliance ratings to work out the subsistence fee rate for sites. #environment #compliance

The EA has confirmed that it does not have the resources needed to respond to all environmental incidents

The EA has confirmed that it does not have the resources needed to respond to all environmental incidents. Instead, the regulator will focus on areas that pose a significant risk to people or wildlife.

In a blog post, the EA’s chief executive – Sir James Bevan – explains why this is the case. Reasoning that the demands placed upon the Agency have outpaced its budget over the last few years.