Pollution control - Part A (2) and Part B processes
- Category: Pollution
- Last Updated: 07 June 2016
Pollution Prevention and Control is a system to regulate certain industries and to control their environmental emissions. This is done under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (as amended) (EP Regs).
There are three classes of industrial activity that require a permit to operate. Part A1 activities are regulated by the Environment Agency and tend to be the larger, more potentially polluting industries. Part A2 and Part B activities are regulated by the local authority.
- Part A1 and Part A2 activities are controlled for all environmental releases to air, land and water as well as energy and waste usage.
- Part B activities, due to their size and nature are controlled for air emissions only.
The EP Regs contain details of the types of activities that require a permit to operate. It is an offence under the EP Regs to operate a prescribed activity without first having a permit.
If you operate or plan to operate an activity that may fall under the EP Regs then please contact the Environmental Protection Officer.