The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 provide for the setting of fees and charges for Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC) and Local Air – Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC) at levels that will recover costs of local authorities of implementing the system.
This consultation relates to the LAPPC and LA-IPPC fees and charges in England and will be of interest to the 19,000 or so businesses who hold LAPPC and LA-IPPC permits, such as chipboard and glass manufacture, foundries, and animal renderers, to crematoria, paint manufacture, larger furniture works, petrol stations and high street dry cleaners, and to their local authority regulators.
The legislation states that an appropriate authority may make, and from time to time revise, a scheme prescribing fees payable in respect of applications for the granting of an environmental permit, to vary an environmental permit, to transfer an environmental permit in whole or in part and to surrender an environmental permit in whole or in part as well as charges payable in respect of the subsistence of an environmental permit. Furthermore in making or revising a scheme, so far as practicable the appropriate authority must ensure that the fees and charges payable are sufficient to cover expenditure by LAs in exercising their functions under the EPR.
This consultation closes on 18 December 2013.