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Environmental Permitting - Activities and Installations

Activities Requiring a Permit

Silo system used to hold dusty materialsWhether or not a Permit is required depends upon the nature of the activities carried out, and sometimes whether the operation exceeds a given threshold for regulation - which could relate to the amount of material processed in a given time or to some characteristic of the plant carrying out the activity, such as the net rated thermal input or processing capacity.

The different types of activities and thresholds for regulation are listed within Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010. They are broadly broken down into industrial sectors, grouping similar activities into chapters within this schedule.

Energy Industries: (Chapter 1 of the Regulations)

  • Combustion Activities
  • Gasification, Liquefaction and Refining Activities

Production and Processing of Metals: (Chapter 2 of the Regulations)

  • Ferrous Metals
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Surface Treating Metals and Plastic Materials

Mineral Industries: (Chapter 3 of the Regulations)

  • Production of Cement and Lime
  • Activities Involving Asbestos
  • Manufacturing Glass and Glass Fibre
  • Production of Other Mineral Fibres
  • Other Mineral Activities
  • Ceramic Production

The Chemical Industry: (Chapter 4 of the Regulations)

  • Organic Chemicals
  • Inorganic Chemicals
  • Chemical Fertiliser Production
  • Plant Health Products and Biocides
  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Explosives Production
  • Manufacturing Activities Involving Carbon Disulphide or Ammonia
  • Storage of Chemicals in Bulk

Waste Management (Chapter 5 of the Regulations)

  • Disposal of Waste by Incineration
  • Disposal of Waste by Landfill
  • Disposal of Waste other than by Incineration or Landfill
  • Recovery of Waste
  • Production of Fuel from Waste

Other Activities (Chapter 6 of the Regulations)

  • Paper, Pulp and Board Manufacturing Activities
  • Carbon Activities
  • Tar and Bitumen Activities
  • Coating Activities, Printing and Textile Treatments
  • The Manufacture of Dyestuffs, Printing Ink and Coating Materials
  • Timber Activities
  • Activities Involving Rubber
  • The Treatment of Animal and Vegetable Matter and Food Industries
  • Intensive Farming

SED (Solvent Emission Directive) Activities (Chapter 7 of the Regulations)

  • Printing
  • Surface cleaning
  • Coating of coils, wire, film, metals, textiles, fabric, paper, wood, leather or plastic.
  • Dry cleaning
  • Impregnation of wood
  • Adhesive coating
  • Manufacture of coatings, inks or varnishes
  • The extraction or refining of fats and oils
  • Rubber conversion
  • Manufacture of pharmaceuticals

What is an Installation

In summary, an installation comprises any relevant unit carrying out Part A2 or Part B activities listed in Schedule 1 to the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010, and, all directly associated activities which have a technical connection with the Schedule 1 activities and which could have an effect on pollution.

Once the extent of an installation has been established, each activity is considered in the permit and appropriate conditions are imposed.

Further Information

The Environmental Permitting Pages contain a great deal of information relating to all aspects of the aspects of the Environmental Permitting regulated by the Local Authority.

However, should you be unable to find the information you require, or should you wish to discuss any particular issue, please contact the Environmental Protection Section using the points of contact given below.

Contact Details:

You can call us on tel. (01782) 742590.

All correspondence should be sent to the following address:

Executive Director - Regeneration & Development, Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council, Civic Offices, Merrial Street, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs, ST5 2AG.

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