Environmental permitting programme
- 15 October 2009 - Consultation on draft guidance about exempt waste operations launched
- 7 October 2009 – Updated EPP1 Government Guidance published
- 30 September 2009 – Government summary response to EPP2 policy consultation published
- 11 September 2009 - Government response to the Consultation on revised waste exemptions from environmental permitting has been published
- 29 July 2009 – Consultation on draft EPP2 government guidance now closed. Government response to be published in Autumn.
- 21 July 2009 - Second new scheme approved to demonstrate technical competence for waste permitted operations
- 7 July 2009 - EP Regulations transposing the majority of the Mining Waste Directive now in force
- 30 June 2009 - Amendment made to charging scheme to allow for reduced charges for mothballed installations (for Local Authorities only)
The Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP) is a major Defra, DECC, Environment Agency and Welsh Assembly Government initiative that has created a single more user-friendly and modern permitting and compliance system for Waste Management Licensing and Pollution Prevention and Control. We are now considering extending this single system by including further permitting and compliance regimes.
The new Environmental Permitting system simplifies permit applications, amendments and variations for both industry and regulator and thereby cuts unnecessary red tape. It allows regulators to focus resources on medium and high-risk operations whilst continuing to protect the environment and human health.
EPP is one of Defra’s Better Regulation initiatives which aim to improve regulatory activities, cut admin burdens and focus on the delivery of a better service to customers.
- Cutting of unnecessary red tape - bringing cost-savings to industry and allowing regulators to focus their resources on issues that matter
- Continued protection of the environment and human health – maintaining current standards
- Increased clarity and certainty for everyone on how the regulations protect the environment - a clearer, simpler and quicker system allowing a better understanding of the law and its effects
Page last modified: 16 October 2009
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