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Do you need a pollution prevention and control permit?

Do you need a PPC permit?

To find out if any of your activities or processes are regulated by the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) regime you can:

Directly associated activities

If your site is covered by a PPC permit, it is possible that activities that wouldn't usually require a PPC permit will be covered by conditions in the permit. These are called directly associated activities. An activity can be 'directly associated' if it could cause pollution and there is a technical connection with the activity directly licensed by the permit.

When you are applying for a PPC permit, your environmental regulator will identify any directly associated activities as part of determining the permit. It is your responsibility to advise the regulator of any later, significant changes.

If you are unsure whether you need a PPC permit, check with your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

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Permits

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