Some industrial activities could harm the environment or human health unless they are controlled. The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 introduced the latest system of environmental permits by integrating the previous Waste Management Licensing and Pollution Prevention and Control regimes.
The types of industry covered are contained in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 and require the operator to either obtain a permit or register an exemption. For more information on exemptions, please see our Exempt Waste Operations page. This requirement covers new and existing operations and is enforced by us and the Environment Agency.
Industry regulated by Newark and Sherwood District Council
A2 installations have the potential to pollute more than one medium (air, water and land) and will have a moderate environmental impact. These permits are issued and controlled by this authority.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form if you are a new operator requiring an A2 permit or an existing operator wanting to apply to vary, transfer or surrender your permit.
Part B installations have the potential to pollute air only and have a lower environmental impact. These permits are issued and controlled by the council. Examples of Part B installations are car re-sprayers, cement batching plants, timber processing works and any users of large quantities of solvents.
Please use the link provided if you are a new operator requiring a Part B permit or an existing operator wanting to apply to vary, transfer or surrender your permit. Specific application forms are available for many non-standard Part B processes; please contact email@example.com for further information if you are unsure which you require and for an application form to be sent to you.
Permits are issued with conditions that relate to the management of the site, emission limits and any other process controls that the operator must comply with. Conditions within the permit are based on information provided in Process Guidance Notes (PG Notes) which are issued by the Government and specific to each industrial sector.
The operator is required to pay an application fee and an annual subsistence charge to the regulator for their permit. Failure to comply with permit conditions and also the operation of a process without an appropriate permit is an offence that can result in heavy fines. The council regularly inspects those sites with permits to ensure that conditions are being complied with.
Please note that as of 6 April 2016 small waste oil burners (SWOB's) were removed from the Environmental Permitting regime as Part B processes by DEFRA. This means that is it now illegal to use your waste oil burner to burn waste oil unless you obtain a Schedule 13A permit from us.
However the cost of the application, annual subsistence and emissions monitoring required means that this is not a viable option for operators. SWOB's can still be used if non waste fuel such as heating oil is used and no permit is required for this.
Industry regulated by the Environment Agency
A1 installations include the more complex and potentially more polluting activities, and as such, will be subject to more rigorous controls due to their increased potential to have a significant impact on the environment. These permits are issued and controlled by The Environment Agency. A list of the current A1 processes is available from the Environment Agency Public Register Webpage.