Air Quality: Regulation of Pollution from Industrial Sources
The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 specify which industrial processes are required to hold permits. Some permits are issued by the City Council whilst others are issued by the Environment Agency. Both regulatory bodies are required to report annually to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the nature and type of installations they regulate. Defra also provide information to allow the regulators to undertake this function and guidance can be found at:-
All regulated processes are required to pay an annual fee in line with the 'polluter pays' principle. The annual fees (known as subsistence fees) are set by Defra.
In order to operate a regulated process a company needs to apply for a permit. Processes holding permits are also required to apply for permission to make any substantial change to their process.
If you need to discuss any aspect of Environmental Permitting or view the public register, please contact us at:
Environmental Protection Unit
581 Tyburn Road
Tel: 0121 303 9938
Fax: 0121 303 9901
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