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Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1154 of 2016).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
England
Document type
Regulation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Land & soil, Mineral resources, Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Radiation Pollution control Authorization/permit EIA Enforcement/compliance Disasters Soil conservation/soil improvement Mining Waste disposal Waste management Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Effluent waste water/discharge Groundwater Flood Waterworks
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations provide a consolidated system of environmental permitting in England and Wales. They transpose provisions of 15 Directives which impose obligations required to be delivered through permits or capable of being delivered through permits. They define the term “regulated facility” and require every regulated facility to be operated under the authority of an environmental permit. They also: set out the procedures in relation to environmental permits; provide with respect to administration and enforcement related to permitting; provide for public registers to be kept by the regulator; confer powers on the regulator, Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers and imposes duties on the regulator. This includes power for the regulator to prevent or remedy pollution and to recover associated costs from the operator, a requirement on the appropriate agency to publish a public participation statement, and power for the Secretary of State or Welsh Ministers to make schemes setting fees and charges in relation to local authority functions under these Regulations.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste.

Legislation | 1999

Keyword: Waste management, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Ozone layer, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Basic legislation, Waste disposal, Waste prevention, Monitoring, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 2003/122/Euratom on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources.

Legislation | 2003

Keyword: Radiation, Authorization/permit, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Groundwater, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Effluent waste water/discharge, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Waste management, Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Solid waste, Sustainable development, Precautionary principle, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Public health, Soil pollution/quality, Policy/planning, Public participation, Food waste, Basic legislation, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste, Registration, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Environment Act 1995 (Chapter 25).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1995

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards, Framework law, Basic legislation, Institution, Environmental planning, EIA, Offences/penalties, Cultural heritage, Marine fisheries, Soil pollution/quality, Certification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Soil rehabilitation, Waste management, Flood, Drainage/land reclamation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Sustainable use, Protected area, Policy/planning, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (c. 12).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1993

Keyword: Registration, Radiation, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Offences/penalties, Hazardous waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Chapter 43).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1990

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Environmental planning, Education, Soil pollution/quality, Waste management, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Resources Act 1991 (Chapter 57).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Tax/levy, Basic legislation, Institution, Inland waters, Navigation, Irrigation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Flood, Water shortage/drought, River basin institution, Waterworks, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry Act 1991 (Chapter 56).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Waterworks, Potable water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water charges, Industrial water use, Irrigation, Access-to-information, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 675 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Mining, Waste disposal, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Groundwater

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 1227 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Pollution control, Offences/penalties, Radiation, Waste management, Waste disposal, Flood

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 39 of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

Keyword: Pollution control, Environmental standards, Soil pollution/quality, Minerals, Waste disposal, Offences/penalties, Hazardous waste, Waste management, Groundwater, Sustainable development, Protected area, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 110 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Pollution control, Emissions, Air quality/air pollution, Authorization/permit, EIA, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 1075 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Radiation, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX