You must have an environmental permit if you operate a regulated facility in England or Wales.
- installations or mobile plants carrying out listed activities
- waste operations
- waste mobile plant
- mining waste operations
Listed activities include:energy - burning fuel, gasification, liquification and refining activities
metals - manufacturing and processing metals
minerals - manufacturing lime, cement, ceramics or glass
chemicals - manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals or explosives, storing chemicals in bulk
waste - incinerating waste, operating landfills, recovering waste
solvents - using solvents
other - manufacturing paper, pulp and board, treating timber products, coating, treating textiles and printing, manufacturing new tyres, intensive pig and poultry farming
Listed activities are divided into three categories: Part A (1), Part A(2) and Part B.Part A permits control activities with a range of environmental impacts, including:emissions to air, land and water
raw materials consumption
noise, vibration and heat
accident preventionPart B permits control activities which cause emissions to air.
Part A(2) and Part B installations or mobile plants are regulated by the local authority, except waste ooperations carried out at Part B installations which are regulated by the Environment Agency
Waste operations or waste mobile plant carried on other than at an installation, or by Part A or Part B mobile plants, are regulated by the Environment Agency
mining waste operations are regulated by the Environment Agency
Applications must be made on the form provided by the regulator, or online and must include specified information which will vary depending on the operation.A fee may be payable.If further information is required the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn.The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility.For waste operations no licence will be granted unless any required planning permission had first been granted.