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IED extends permitting requirements for waste sites

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) has extended the permitting requirements for many waste sites making them subject to tighter controls.

Transposed by amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR), the IED has wide reaching effects on various sites and facilities which were previously permitted as waste operations. The amended EPR Regulations identify a number of waste operations that are now considered ‘newly prescribed activities’ and therefore must be permitted as installations.

The Environment Agency (EA) is responsible for ensuring that facilities vary their permits to meet the requirements of the IED. Sites that are potentially covered by the changes should have been contacted by the EA earlier this year.

Wiser Environment has been assisting a number of clients to prepare for this change to the regulations. We have engaged with clients and the EA to establish the strategy on a site specific basis to ensure permits are varied to correctly reflect the activities now deemed as requiring an installation permit.

If you think you are affected by these changes to the EPR regulations and would like assistance, please contact us on 01480 462 232.