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New Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 come into force

The new Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 came into force on 1st January 2017.

Whilst there are no major changes as a result of the new regulations, they provide a consolidated system of environmental permitting in England and Wales and transpose provisions of fifteen EU Directives which impose obligations requiring delivery through permits or which are capable of being delivered through permits.

The new Regulation revoke the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2007 (and amendments) as well as the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. They also amend a wide number of acts including Control of Pollution Act 1974, Water Industry Act 1991, Clean Air Act 1993 and Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995. One hundred and twenty-one Statutory Instruments also have amendments made under these Regulations.

If you have an environmental management system, it is likely that you will need to update your legal register. Please call us on 01480 462 232 for further advice.

Download the 2016 regulations.