Guidance and documentation

Due to the complexity of the regulation we advise you to contact us to discuss your potential requirements. There is no charge for this informal service.

Some relevant documents

  • Application for a Part B permit, Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010
  • T7 Waste Exemption Registration form: Notification of Waste Exemption, Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control, Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/675 (as amended) 
  • A2 Surrender form: Application to surrender a permit, Local Authority - Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
  • Part B Surrender form: Notification for the surrender of a permit, Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control, Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
  • Part B Transfer form: Application to transfer a permit, Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control, Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

Eligibility criteria

Applications must be made on the form provided by the regulator, or online and must include specified information which will vary depending on the operation. A fee may be payable.

If further information is required the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be withdrawn.

The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility.

For waste operations no licence will be granted unless any required planning permission had first been granted.

Application evaluation process

The regulator will pay regard to the protection of the environment taken as a whole by, in particular, preventing or, where that is not practicable, reducing emissions into the air, water and land.

The regulator may inform the public of the application and must consider any representations.

The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility and the regulator must be satisfied that they must operate the facility in accordance with the environmental permit.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within four months, please contact us.

General guidance

B Environmental and A2 Environmental Permit PDF Acrobat

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

An applicant who is refused an environmental permit may appeal to the Secretary of State. Appeals must be lodged no later than six months from the date of the decision.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

If an application to vary, transfer or surrender an environmental permit has been refused or if the applicant objects to conditions imposed on the environmental permit they may appeal to the appropriate authority.

Appeals must be lodged in relation to a regulator initiated variation, a suspension notice or an enforcement notice, not later than two months from the date of the variation or notice and in any other case not later than six months from the date of the decision.

Other Redress

Compensation may be payable in relation to conditions affecting certain interests in land.

Trade Associations

Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)
Environmental Industries Commission (EIC)

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