The Environment Agency are proposing three new standard rule permits in preparation for possible changes to exemptions coming from Government’s consultation on “Reducing crime at sites handling waste, and introducing fixed penalties for waste duty of care“.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 allows the EA to offer standard permits to reduce administrative burden on business whilst maintaining environmental standards. They are based on sets of standard rules that the EA can apply widely.
The proposed new standard rule sets are for operators of waste sites currently operating under exemptions;
- T8: mechanically treating end-of-life tyres
- T12: manually treating waste for mattress recycling
- T4: preparatory treatments for paper, cardboard and plastic sorting and baling
The consultation includes three standard rule sets, associated generic risk assessment and the application and subsistence fees associated with the standard rules set. The new proposed standard rule sets are;
- SR2019 No4 treatment of waste mattresses for recovery
- SR2019 No5 treatment of waste paper, cardboard and plastic for recovery
- SR2019 No6 treatment of waste tyres for recovery
- 16 01 03 (end of life tyres)
- 17 09 04 (mixed construction and demolition wastes other than those mentioned in 17 09 01, 17 09 02 and 17 09 03)
The EA are also proposing changes to SR2015 No18 including the acceptance and storage of intact waste vehicle catalytic converters, removal of waste codes and amending a number of conditions, including the interpretation of waste motor vehicle.
They are also proposing to change the interpretation of waste motor vehicle in standard rule sets SR2008 No20, SR2011 No3, SR2012 No14, SR2015 No13 and SR2015 No17 (these links are to the current rule sets).
The EA welcome your views on the proposed changes that are relevant to you.
This consultation gives you the opportunity to comment on the EA’s proposals to introduce three new standard rule sets and the revisions to existing standard rule sets.
For more information on the charges and what a standard rules permit is, please see the consultation document.
Future Regulation – Permitting (Standard Rules Consultation), Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol BS1 5AH
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The consultation (Standard Rules Consultation No. 21) opened on the 21st October and closes on 31st January 2020.