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The Environment Agency. Alasdair McKellar – PPC/COMAH Regulatory Officer. The Environment Agency. Who we are What we do Permitting Compliance. The Environment Agency – Who we are. Formed in 1996 The Environment Act 1995 National Rivers Authority Waste Regulation Authorities

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the environment agency
The Environment Agency

Alasdair McKellar – PPC/COMAH Regulatory Officer

the environment agency1
The Environment Agency
  • Who we are
  • What we do
  • Permitting
  • Compliance
the environment agency who we are
The Environment Agency – Who we are
  • Formed in 1996
  • The Environment Act 1995
    • National Rivers Authority
    • Waste Regulation Authorities
    • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Pollution
the environment agency what we do
The Environment Agency – What we do
  • Helping the people get the most out of their environment, including boaters and anglers.
  • Restoring rivers and lakes.
  • Looking after wildlife
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The Environment Agency – What we do
  • Protecting people from flood
  • Using Floodline
  • Advice and help on what to do in the event of a flood
  • Flood defences built in key areas
  • Flood mapping
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The Environment Agency – What we do
  • Working with industry to protect the environment and human health
  • Taking action against those who don't take their environmental responsibilities seriously
  • Influencing and working with Government, industry and local authorities
  • Consult on relevant planning applications
the environment agency permitting
The Environment Agency - Permitting
  • Covanta will need to apply for an Environmental Permit
  • Covered by the requirements of the Waste Incineration Directive
  • Body of permit is made up of conditions agreed nationally for all sites
  • appendices containing site specifics
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The Environment Agency - Permitting

We will only grant a permit if:

  • the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed facility meets the requirements of the Environmental Permitting Regulations and uses Best Available Techniques in its design and operation;
  • the proposed design, construction and operational standards for individual EfW plants meet or exceed stringent controls;
  • we have consulted members of the local community, the local authority and the health authority for their views on the potential effect on the environment and public health.
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The Environment Agency - Permitting
  • relevant to permitting;
    • concerns about potential effects caused by, and from within the boundary of, the installation
    • local information not apparent to the applicant
  • not relevant to permitting;
    • comments on the fixed conditions
    • comments on activities that occur outside installation boundary
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The Environment Agency - Permitting
  • consultation via local paper and on our website
  • on the initial application and on draft permit
  • from initial application to final issue approximately 6 -8 months
the environment agency compliance
The Environment Agency – Compliance
  • Environmental Permitting Regulations
  • Regulate industrial sites as identified in Schedule 1 Part 2 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007
  • Powers under the Environment Act 1995 to enter property, stop processes/operations and seize evidence
  • National Sector Groups and technical support
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The Environment Agency – Compliance
  • We have the following sectors
    • Food and Drink
    • Landfill
    • Combustion
    • Incineration
    • Chemical
    • Metal
    • Mineral
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The Environment Agency – Compliance
  • Carry out periodic inspections based on risk
  • Assess submissions from operators
  • Be a source of advice
  • Ensure compliance with permits and take appropriate actions when breaches occur
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The Environment Agency – Compliance
  • Look to set up ongoing Liaison Group if the site is constructed and permitted
  • Made up of Environment Agency, Local Councillors, the Operator, County Council Representatives and Local Residents
  • Raise issues of concern, feedback on relevant issues and ensure there is a dialogue between interested parties
further information is available on our website

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