UK: The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency have updated the version of the ‘Guidance on Risk assessments for your environmental permit’

On 10th of January 2019, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency have updated the version of the ‘Guidance on Risk assessments for your environmental permit’. This Guidance explains when a facility needs to do an environmental risk assessment, when the Environment Agency will do it for that facility, and how to do a risk assessment.

This Guidance explains:

  • when a facility does or does not need to do a risk assessment
  • when the Environment Agency can do a risk assessment for the facility
  • how to complete a risk assessment

The contents of the Guidance are the following:

  • Generic risk assessment for standard rules permits
  • Risk assessments for bespoke permits
  • When the Environment Agency can do your risk assessment
  • How to do a Risk assessments
  • Risks from your site
  • Identify receptors
  • Risks from your specific activity
  • Bespoke permits: detailed modelling
  • Control risks
  • Submit your risk assessment
  • Contact

Source:

Guidance – Risk assessments for your environmental permit, published on 10th Jan 2019 on the Government webpage.