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Environmental Permits

You must have an environmental permit if you operate a regulated facility in Vale of Glamorgan.

 

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Shared Regulatory Services (SRS), Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU

 

Annual Subsistence Charge

1.  If you are in receipt of an invoice apply using the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s online payment facility

2.  Alternatively contact  Environmental Health for further information on payment in person or via the telephone

 

Application Process 

Applications must be made and accompanied by

  • relevant application form
  • fee (if relevant), depending on the type of application and type of regulated activity

If further information is required, the applicant will be notified by the regulator and they must provide this information or the application will be deemed to be incomplete. Newspaper adverts may be required under EPR at the discretion of the LA as part of the consultation process when considering an application (see Chapter 9 of the General Guidance Manual, link below). This will be undertaken and paid for by the LA and the charging scheme contains a provision for the LA to recoup its costs. 

 

The application must be from the operator of the regulated facility.

 

For waste operations, no licence will be granted unless any required planning permission has first been granted.

 

The regulator will pay regard to the protection of the environment taken as a whole by, in particular, preventing or, where that is not practicable, reducing emissions into the air, water and land. The regulator must follow the General Guidance prescribed by the government.

 

The regulator may inform the public of the application and must consider any representations.

The regulator must be satisfied that they must operate the facility in accordance with the environmental permit.

 

General Guidance Manual on Policy and Procedures for A2 and B installations

 

Tacit Consent

Application for an Environmental Permit Part A2 and/or Part B

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us.

The target time period is 120 calendar days.

 

Application to change an Environmental Permit Part A2 and/or Part B

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us.

The target time period is 60 calendar days.

 

Annual subsistence charge

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your notification is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

The target completion period is 28 calendar days.

 

Background and Eligibility Criteria 

Part 1 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 gives local authorities and the Environment Agency regulatory control of emissions to air from a range of different industrial activities, known as 'prescribed processes'.

 

The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) regime replaces the former Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC) and Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) regimes, and is currently implemented by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2007 Regulations (EPR 2007).

 

Under this legislation, there are three broad classifications of process, each classification defining both the regulator and those matters to be regulated:

  • part A1 processes - regulated by the Environment Agency
  • part A2 processes - regulated by Local Authorities
  • part B processes - regulated by Local Authorities

Operators of prescribed processes are required to hold a permit in order to legally operate the process. The permit will contain enforceable conditions designed to control emissions to atmosphere and/or to prevent the operation of the process causing a nuisance to occupiers of other premises.

 

Part A1 and A2 processes will have permits covering the full scope of environmental emissions (including noise and energy efficiency), whereas Part B processes will have permits covering emissions to air only (similar to the former LAPC system).

 

The Environment Agency regulates the largest processes (A1), and any enquiries regarding their regulation of A1 processes should therefore be directed to the Environment Agency.

 

 

Fees

Section 1:  LAPPC (Part B) charges

Type of charge

Type of Activity

2010 Fee

Application Fee

Standard Activity

£1587

Mobile plant

 

First and second applications

£1587

Third to seventh applications

£947

Eighth and subsequent applications

£479

Combined Part B and waste application for any of above

Add £297 to above amounts

Reduced fee activities

 

Vehicle Refinishers

£346

PVR I and II combined

£246

All other reduced fee activities

£148

Additional fee for operating without a permit

 

Standard activity

£1137

Reduced fee activity

£68

Annual Subsistence Charge

 

Standard Activity

Combined Part B and waste installation add

Low

£742

£99

Medium

£1116

£149

High

£1679

£198

Reduced fee activities

 

Vehicle Refinishers

£217

£350

£528

All other reduced fee activities

£74

£151

£226

PVR I   PVR 1 and 11

£108

£216

£324

Mobile Plant

 

First and second permits

£621

£994

£1491

Third to seventh permits

£371

£594

£890

Eighth and subsequent permits

£190

£303

£455

Part B installation subject to reporting under e-PRTR

Add £99 to risk assessed fee

Transfer & Surrender

Standard activity transfer

£163

Standard activity partial transfer

£478

Reduced fee activity transfer

£0

Reduced fee activity partial transfer

£45

Surrender: all Part B activities

£0

Substantial Change

Standard activity

£1010

Standard activity where substantial change results in new EPR activity

£1587

Reduced fee activities

£98

 

Key

Subsistence charges can be paid in four equal quarterly instalments paid on 1st April, 1st July, 1st October and 1st January. Where paid quarterly the total amount payable to the local authority will be increased by £36.

 

From the 1st April in any year, if there has been a change of operator in the previous 12 months at a reduced fee activity that was classed as low risk, then an additional fee of £74 shall be payable by the new operator.  This is to cover the costs of an additional Local Authority visit to check whether the activity can continue to be classified as low risk under the new operator.

 

Reduced fee activities are; Service Stations, Vehicle Refinishers, Dry Cleaners and Small Waste Oil Burners under 0.4MW

 

LAPPC mobile plant charges for 2010

 

Number of authorisations

Application fee 2010

Subsistence fee 2010

Low

Med

High

1

£1587

£621

£994

£1491

2

£1587

£621

£994

£1491

3

£947

£371

£594

£890

4

£947

£371

£594

£890

5

£947

£371

£594

£890

6

£947

£371

£594

£890

7

£947

£371

£594

£890

8 and over

£479

£190

£303

£455

 

 

Section 2: LA-IPPC (Part A2) charges for 2010

NB – every subsistence charge in the table below includes the additional £99 charge to cover LA extra costs in dealing with reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation. 

 

Type of charge

2010

Application

£3233

Additional fee for operating without a permit

£1137

Annual Subsistence LOW

£1389

Annual Subsistence MEDIUM        

£1547

Annual Subsistence HIGH

£2244

Substantial Variation

£1315

Transfer

£227

Partial transfer

£671

Surrender

£671

 

Key

Subsistence charges can be paid in four equal quarterly instalments paid on 1st April, 1st July, 1st October and 1st January. Where paid quarterly the total amount payable to the local authority will be increased by £36. There is no extra fee payable to the Environment Agency where quarterly payments are made.

 

Newspaper advertisements

Newspaper adverts may be required under EPR at the discretion of the LA as part of the consultation process when considering an application (see Chapter 9 of the General Guidance Manual). This will be undertaken and paid for by the LA and the charging scheme contains a provision for the LA to recoup its costs.

 

 

Supplementary Information 

  •  Listed Activities
    • energy - burning fuel, gassification, liquification and refining activities
    • metals - manufacturing and processing metals
    • minerals - manufacturing lime, cement, ceramics or glass
    • chemicals - manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals or explosives, storing chemicals in bulk
    • waste - incinerating waste, operating landfills, recovering waste
    • solvents - using solvents
    • other - manufacturing paper, pulp and board, treating timber products, coating, treating textiles and printing, manufacturing new tyres, intensive pig and poultry farming

      Listed activities are divided into three categories: Part A(1), Part A(2) and Part B.
  •  Part A Permits

     Part A permits control activities with a range of environmental impacts, including:

    • emissions to air, land and water
    • energy efficiency
    • waste reduction
    • raw materials consumption
    • noise, vibration and heat
    • accident prevention
  •  Part B Permits
     Part B  permits  control activities which cause emissions to air.
  •  Other Information
    The permit your business requires depends on the specific processes involved and resulting emissions.

    Permits are available from the Environment Agency or the local authority (the regulator) depending upon the category your business falls within:

    Part A (1) installations or mobile plants are regulated by the Environment Agency

    Part A (2) and Part B installations or mobile plants are regulated by Vale of Glamorgan Council, except:

    - Waste operations carried out at Part B installations which are regulated by the Environment Agency

     - Waste operations or waste mobile plant carried are regulated by the Environment Agency

     - Mining waste operations are regulated by the Environment Agency

  •  Newspaper Advertisements

    Newspaper advertisements may be required under EPR at the discretion of the LA as part of the consultation process when considering an application (see Chapter 9 of the General Guidance Manual). This will be undertaken and paid for by the LA and the charging scheme contains a provision for the LA to recoup its costs.

 

 

Offences and Penalties

Section 1(2) of the Act makes it an offence for the occupier of any land to cause or permit  any part of their land to be used as a caravan site unless they hold a current site licence in respect of the land.
 

Section 9 (1) of the Act makes it an offence for a site licence holder to fail to comply with any conditions attached to the licence. If the local authority is satisfied that a breach of a condition under a site licence has occurred, in the first instance it can instigate proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court.

 

If, after having been convicted of breaching site licence condition(s) on three or more occasions, a site licence holder continues to break conditions of the licence, the local authority may, instead of instigating further proceedings, apply to the Magistrates’ Court to have their licence revoked.

 

Where revocation is ordered, another licence may not be issued in respect of land to the same holder for at least three years.

 

Complaint and Other Redress

  •  Failed Application Redress

    Please contact the Licensing Team in the first instance:

     

    Tel:  01446 709105

    Email:  licensing@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    Any person aggrieved by a refusal to be granted a licence may appeal to the Magistrates Courts who may give such directions regarding the licence or its conditions as it thinks proper.

  •  Licence Holder Redress
    Please contact the Licensing Team in the first instance:

     

    Tel:  01446 709105

    Email:  licensing@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    Any person aggrieved by any conditions to which a licence is subject may appeal to the Magistrates Courts who may give such directions regarding the licence or its conditions as it thinks proper.

  •  Consumer Complaint
    We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you, preferably in the form of a letter with proof of delivery. 

     

    If that has not worked and you are located in the UK Consumer Direct will be able to give you advice.    

     

    If you have a complaint from across Europe contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

 

 

Regulations and Guidance

 

Trade Associations

 

FETA  ESA

 

 

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