Environmental Permitting Amendments [UK]

Below is a list of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2015 (“2015 Regulations”) that came into force on 30th October 2015.

Amendment to Regulation 37

The amendment to regulation 37  of the 2010 regulations allows the regulating body to serve a suspension notice if it considers that there has been contravention of any environmental permit conditions where the contravention may involve a risk of pollution.

The regulator is also given the power to require an operator to put up a sign to the public that no further waste of a specified description will be accepted at that facility.

Amendment to Regulation 42

Regulation 42 of the 2010 regulations has also been amended to allow the regulator to make an application to the High Court regardless of whether it has taken steps to secure compliance with an enforcement notice or other specified type of notice.

Amendment to Regulation 57

Regulation 57  of the 2010 regulations has been amended to allow the regulating body to arrange steps to be taken that remove the risk of serious pollution that is caused as a result of the operation of a regulated or exempt facility.

No impact assessment is available for these amendments as no impact is foreseen on private and voluntary sectors.

For more detailed information, please refer directly to the legislation.

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Sources:

Regulation 37

Regulation 42

Regulation 57

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/1756) published on the legislation.gov.uk website on 12th October 2015.

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