Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—installations and activities using organic solvents
Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—installations and activities using organic solvents

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—installations and activities using organic solvents
  • Brexit impact
  • Requirement for an environmental permit
  • Regulated facilities
  • Scope of Chapter V IED
  • Installations using organic solvents
  • Exclusions
  • Type of activity—Part A, Part B or Part C
  • Environmental permitting requirements
  • Emission limits
  • more

The Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED) came into force on 6 January 2011 and had to be transposed by Member States by 7 January 2013. The IED replaced the Solvent Emissions Directive 1999/13/EC and its aim is to reduce emission pollution from industrial installations.

See Practice Note: Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU—snapshot.

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154 specify how the IED is implemented in England and Wales. Solvent emissions activities are covered in EPR 2016, Sch 14.

EPR 2016 consolidate and revoke the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR 2010), SI 2010/675. EPR 2016 is the principle legislation governing the environmental permitting and compliance regime which applies to various activities and industries. All offences occurring on or after 1 January 2017 will be prosecuted under EPR 2016.

This practical guidance is drafted with reference to Department for Environment Food and Rural Affair’s (DEFRA’s) Statutory Guidance known as process guidance notes (PG notes) on emission controls ('Part B' activities) and the EA’s technical guidance ‘M16’ on ‘Monitoring VOCs in stack gas emissions’, Version 5, November 2016, all of which are applicable to solvent emissions and the EPR 2016.

The Solvent Emissions Directive’s Guidance, V 3, updated March 2010 still appears on gov.uk but has not been used in drafting this note as the Solvent Emissions Directive has been repealed