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Industial Pollution Permitted Processes

Permitting of Industrial Processes

The environment has been a topic of great discussion for many years, including how we should all be doing things to prevent pollution and reduce waste. Certain businesses are aSmoke from chimneyalso required, by law, to ensure that they are controlling the amount they pollute. This includes amongst other things their emissions (i.e the pollutants they produce) that go to land, air, water.

 

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 introduced a regime of controlling industries which emit significant levels of pollution to all environmental media (air, land and water). This has now been superseded by a new regime under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

Under this new regime, Local Authorities are required to regulate the smaller industries termed Part A2 and Part B installations. Where as the Environment Agency regulates the larger industries, which are known as Part A1 installations.

Emissions to all environmental media must be controlled from Part A1 and A2 installations and such installations are also required to account for energy efficiency and to control against Noise Pollution. Part B installations on the other hand are regulated for emissions to air only.

The system of control is called Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) for A1 installations where the Environment Agency is the regulator and Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC) for A2 installations where Local Authorities are the regulators.

As part of this regime, Bedford Borough Council issues permits to all of the Part A2 and Part B installations within the Borough. The conditions integral within the permits require Operators to meet emission limits and to install appropriate technology so as to ensure compliance with the National Air Quality Standards for example. These Installations are regularly inspected by Officers from the Council to ensure that they are complying with these conditions.

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Environmental Health and Trading Standards are responsible for permitting approximately 54 installations within the Borough. These range from petrol stations, vehicle body shops and cement plants to small foundries, asphalt plants and even the crematoria.

 

 

 

Public Registers

Much of the information regarding the existing installations is kept on a public register held at the offices in the Borough Hall. For example, copies of all applications for permits and details of any monitoring that has been carried out and any legal action that has been taken against site Operators is all contained in the register.

 

Further information on A1 Processes regulated by the Environment Agency can also be found on their website at the following link: Environment Agency's website including their Public Register. 

 

If you wish to view the Environment Agency Public Register then please follow the link and you will be redirected to the EA website.

 

To view the Bedford Borough Councils Part B Public Register please click here.

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Alternatively if you wish to view a hard copy please call 01234 718099 and make an appointment.

 

Further information

For advice on whether your business needs a permit contact the Environmental Health department on 01237 718099

Fees and Charges

An initial application fee will be required at the time the application is made. Operators must then pay an annual subsistence charges to support our ongoing costs for such things as checking monitoring data or carrying out inspections. The level of subsistence charge will be contained in the relevant charging scheme and will become due on 1st April each year. Please click the here for the relevant Fees and Charges.

 

Useful Links & Information

Application Forms for a Permit:

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application Form

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application Form for Waste Oil Burners

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application Form for Petrol Station

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application Form for Petrol Station Stage 1b and Stage II

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application Form for Dry Cleaners

 

Application Form for Variation of Permit Conditions

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application for Variation of Conditions

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application Form Variation of Petrol Station to Stage II Vapour Recovery

 

Application Form to Transfer a Permit

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Application to Transfer a Permit

 

Application Form to Surrender a Permit

Please click here to download LAPPC Part B Surrender Form

 

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