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Pollution Control - Part B Processes

Pollution Control - Part B Processes

Some industrial techniques have the potential to cause pollution. Some processes have the potential to cause only air pollution and for these operations the Borough of Poole are responsible for inspection and regulation of industries within Poole. We regulate these processes through the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

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What legislation covers industrial pollution?

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 introduced responsibility for Local Air Pollution Control (LAPC) to all Local Authorities in England and Wales. LAPC and the Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) regime were replaced by the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (the "PPC Regulations), introduced under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 .

In 2008, the PPC Regulations were replaced by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (the "EP Regulations") bringing together the regulation of processes previously regulated by the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Regulations and the Waste Management Licensing (WML) Regulations under one system. The current EP Regulations came into force on 6 April 2010.

More information on the EP Regulations is available from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Environmental Quality and Pollution pages. 

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What industrial processes require permits?

There are currently three types of process classification:

  • Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) covers processes known as A(1) installations which are regulated by the Environment Agency for emissions to air, land and water.
  • Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC) covers processes known as A(2) installations which are regulated by Local Authorities for emissions to air, land and water.
  • Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC) covers processes known as Part B installations which are regulated by Local Authorities for emissions to air.

The full list of processes requiring an Environmental Permit can be found in Schedule 1 of the EP Regulations. 

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What are Part B processes?

Part B processes are those that have the potential to cause air pollution and include activities such as:

  • Vehicle re-spraying
  • Petrol stations
  • Waste oil burners
  • Cement works
  • Dry cleaners
  • Printing
  • Roadstone Coating
  • Mobile Crushing
  • Surface Cleaning

Operators of processes that fall within the EP Regulations must hold an Environmental Permit. The permit will specify conditions that the operator must comply with in order to operate the process. Both A(2) and Part B processes will be inspected by the Local Authority at regular intervals to ensure that the operator complies with the conditions of their permit. 

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How do I apply for a Part B Environmental Permit?

Any person operating a process within the Borough of Poole that requires an Environmental Permit must submit an application to us. You can download the application form or email us for further information.

You are advised to refer to the DEFRA General Guidance Manual for further guidance on the application process for an Environmental Permit. The relevant DEFRA guidance note for  your industry sector gives further advice on the emission limits and control techniques relevant to each industrial sector.

There may be a fee for the application which will be advised as we process your application. Further information on fees and charges relating to the EP Regulations can be found on the DEFRA fees and charges page. 

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Where can I get further information and guidance?

Further information on the EP Regulations can be found on the DEFRA Environmental Permitting page and the Environment Agency Environmental Permitting page.

For further information, including to discuss whether your business requires a permit, please contact us

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Are there any current consultations on Environmental Permitting applications?

Consultations on current applications for Environmental Permits under the EP Regulations will be placed here.

  • There are currently no current consultations on applications for Environmental Permits

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Contact us

Email
environment@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 261700

Text Relay
18001 01202 261700

Address
Environmental and Consumer Protection
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
Poole
BH17 0NF