Environmental Permitting Regulations

    United Kingdom

    Environmental Permitting Regulations

    The UK Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (‘the Regulations’) requires operators to obtain permits for some facilities, to register others as exempt and provides for ongoing supervision by regulators.  

    Last Updated: July 30, 2019

  • Requirements

    The Regulations set out the following: 

    • the facilities that need environmental permits or need to be registered as exempt; 
    • the process for registering exempt facilities; 
    • how to apply for and determine permit applications; 
    • requirements that environmental permits contain conditions to protect the environment as required by directives and, where applicable, national policy;
    • how environmental permits can be changed and ultimately be surrendered; 
    • a simplified permitting system called standard rules; 
    • compliance obligations backed up by enforcement powers and offences; 
    • provisions for public participation in the permitting process;
    • the powers and functions of regulatorsand
    • provisions for appeals against permitting decisions.  

    The principal offences under the Regulations are operating a regulated facility without a permit, causing or knowingly permitting a water discharge activity or groundwater activity without a permit, and failing to comply with a permit or an enforcement related notice.  

    The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has issued detailed guidance regarding the Regulations. 

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