Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permits, applications and exemptions
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The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permits, applications and exemptions
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Status of EU directives following Brexit
  • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/39
  • Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/559
  • Waste and Environmental Permitting etc (Legislative Functions and Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1540
  • Guidance
  • Advice Service
  • Requirement for an environmental permit
  • Classes of regulated facility
  • More...

Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permits, applications and exemptions

Relevant Legislation

On 1 January 2017, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154, consolidated and replaced the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. The EPR 2016 sets out a single, unified permitting regime for facilities and activities previously regulated under:

  1. Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations 2000

  2. Waste Management Licensing and exemption schemes

  3. parts of the Water Resources Act 1991 that dealt with water discharge and flood defence consenting

  4. Radioactive Substances Act 1993, and

  5. Groundwater Regulations 2009

On 30 January 2018, the Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (Amending Regulations), SI 2018/110 came into force. The Amending Regulations amended the EPR 2016, SI 2016/1154, transposing Directive 2015/2193 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants (‘the Medium Combustion Plants Directive’), and introduced domestic emission controls in respect of certain types of electricity generator. The Amending Regulations also extended the scope of EPR 2016 to include permitting requirements for the operation of medium combustion plants and generators in order to regulate emissions to protect air quality. The Amending Regulations also extended enforcement undertakings to flood risk activities, in respect of the Environment Agency (EA)in England, to provide greater consistency across regulated sectors and further options for enforcement.

On 2 May 2018, the Environmental Permitting (England and

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