Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

PPC Permits by sector
PPC Permits by sector

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Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations.

Listed activities that might be carried out by agriculture businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

2,000 places for production pigs that weigh more than 30kg

Part A

Part A

750 places for sows

Part A

Part A

40,000 places for poultry, including ducks and turkeys

Part A

Part A

 

What you must do

If your installation carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by chemical businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

producing organic chemicals such as hydrocarbons, plastic materials and di-isocyanates

Part A

Part A

producing inorganic chemicals including gases, such as ammonia, hydroxide bases, metal oxides, halogens and acids, such as nitric acid

Part A

Part A

producing chemical fertilisers, and pesticides and biocides

Part A

Part A

producing and formulating pharmaceutical products using a chemical or biological process

Part A

Part A

producing explosives.

Part A

Part A

     

using some organic chemicals such as toluene di-isocyanate or methane di-isocyanate

Part B

Part B

bulk storage of chemicals

Part B

Part B

producing and processing coating preparations, varnishes, inks and adhesives using 100 tonnes or more of organic solvent per year

Part C

Part B

producing, formulating and finishing pharmaceutical products using 50 tonnes or more of organic solvent per year

Part C

Part B

 

Note: This is not a complete list of PPC listed activities for the chemical sector.

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

You may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by the education sector include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

operating a boiler or furnace with a thermal input rating of 50 megawatts or more

Part A

Part A

operating more than one boiler or furnace on a site with a combined thermal input rating of 50 megawatts or more

Part A

Part A

appliances burning waste oil, recovered oil or any fuel manufactured from waste

Part A

Part A

     

operating a boiler or furnace with a thermal rating greater than 20 megawatts but less than 50 megawatts

Part C

Part B

operating more than one boiler or furnace on a site with a combined thermal input rating greater than 20 megawatts but less than 50 megawatts

Part C

Part B

appliances burning waste excluded from the waste incineration directive with a rated thermal input of 0.4 to 3 megawatts

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by fabricated metal product businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Carrying out surface treatment works using an electrolytic or chemical activity, where the combined volume of the treatment vats is more than 30m3

Part A

Part A

Surface treating substances, objects or products using organic solvents in a plant with a consumption capacity of more than 150kg per hour or more than 200 tonnes per year

Part A

Part A

     

Heating ferrous and non-ferrous metals or alloys to remove grease, oil or any other non-metallic contaminant in furnaces or appliances which have a combined rated thermal input of 0.2 megawatts or more

Part C

Part B

Surface treating metal that may release any acid-forming oxide of nitrogen into the air and which does not fall within Part A

Part B

Part B

Applying 400 tonnes or more of paint or other coating material in solid form

Part B

N/A

Spraying 400 tonnes or more of any metal coating in molten form

Part B

N/A

Processes that could release particulate matter or volatile organic compounds into the air by applying:
- 20 tonnes or more/year of any paint or other coating material in a solid form
- 20 tonnes or more/year of any metal coatings sprayed on in molten form
- 5 tonnes or more/year of organic solvent

Part C

Part B

Cleaning surfaces using one tonne or more per year of a volatile organic compound (VOC) classified as a carcinogen, mutagen or toxic to reproduction (with Risk Phrases R45, R46, R49, R60 or R61) and any halogenated VOCs with possible irreversible effects (Risk Phrase R40)

Part C

Part B

Cleaning surfaces using two tonnes or more per year of any other VOC

Part C

Part B (unless already covered by Part A)

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

You may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by food and drink businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Slaughtering animals in slaughter houses, other than in mobile plant, with a carcass production capacity greater than 50 tonnes per day.

Part A

Part A

Treating and processing milk, where the average quantity of milk received is greater than 200 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

animal raw materials (other than milk) at a plant with a finished product production capacity greater than 75 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

vegetable raw materials at a plant with an average finished product production capacity greater than 300 tonnes per day or 600 tons per day for seasonal production that is for no more than 90 consecutive days per year.

Part A

Part A

Combined animal and vegetable materials (eg soup production), examples of which are in the table below

Part A

Part A

Processing, storage or drying by heat of any part of a dead animal or of vegetable matter, unless it is an exempt activity, which may result in the release into the air oxides of sulphur, nitrogen or carbon as well as other materials, or give rise to an offensive smell noticeable outside the premises in which the activity is carried on

Part C

Part B

Unless falling within Part A of this section, treating feathers by hydrolysis where hydrogen sulphide or other sulphur containing compounds may be released into the air

Part B

Part B

 

Combined animal and vegetable quantities for Part A permits

% of animal raw material by weight

Number of tons per day of total production

More than or equal to 10%

75

8%

120

6%

165

4%

210

2%

255

0

300

Formula for calculation 300 – (22.5 x A) where A is % animal raw materials by weight

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by healthcare businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

generating energy using boilers with a rated thermal input of 50MW or more

Part A

Part A

disposing of hazardous/special waste in a facility with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes a day

Part A

Part A

disposing of non-hazardous waste in a facility with a capacity of more than 50 tonnes a day

Part A

Part A

incineration of hazardous waste in an incineration or co-incineration plant

Part A

Part A

generating energy using boilers with a net rated thermal input of 20-50MW or a combination of appliances which when added together, have a net rated thermal input exceeding 20 megawatts but less than a rated thermal input of 50 megawatts.

Part C

Part B

incinerating waste, in an incineration plant, which is authorised for incineration of radioactive waste

Part B

Part A

incinerating non-hazardous waste in a plant that is not an incineration plant or a co-incineration plant, but which has a capacity between 50kg and 1 tonne per hour (3 tonnes per hour in Scotland)

Part C

Part B

using appliances to burn types of waste that are excluded from the Waste Incineration Directive and have a rated thermal input of 0.4-3MW

Part C

Part B

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or in Northern Ireland your local council.

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by leather businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

tanning hides and skins in a plant with a treatment capacity of more than 12 tonnes per day of finished product

Part A

Part A

activity which releases particulate matter to the air

Part C

Part B

activity which may cause an offensive smell that is noticeable outside your premises

Part C

Part B

coating applied to leather using five tonnes or more of organic solvent per year

Part C

Part B

surface cleaning activity that uses one tonne or more per year of a volatile organic compound (VOC) classified as a carcinogen, mutagen or toxic to reproduction (with Risk Phrases R45, R46, R49, R60 or R61), and any halogenated VOCs with possible irreversible effects (Risk Phrase R40)

Part C

Part B

surface cleaning activity that uses two tonnes or more per year of any other VOC

Part C

Part B

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected PPC, contact your environmental regulator or in Northern Ireland your local council.

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

You may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by life sciences businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Producing plant health products and biocides

Part A

Part A

Producing pharmaceutical products, including intermediates

Part A

Part A

generating energy using boilers with a rated thermal input of 50MW or more

Part A

Part A

disposing of hazardous/special waste in a facility with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes a day

Part A

Part A

disposing of non-hazardous waste in a facility with a capacity of more than 50 tonnes a day

Part A

Part A

incineration of hazardous waste in an incineration or co-incineration plant

Part A

Part A

generating energy using boilers with a net rated thermal input of 20-50MW or a combination of appliances which when added together, have a net rated thermal input exceeding 20 megawatts but less than a rated thermal input of 50 megawatts.

Part C

Part B

incinerating waste, in an incineration plant, which is authorised for incineration of radioactive waste

Part B

Part A

incinerating non-hazardous waste in a plant that is not an incineration plant or a co-incineration plant, but which has a capacity between 50kg and 1 tonne per hour (3 tonnes per hour in Scotland)

Part C

Part B

using appliances to burn types of waste that are excluded from the Waste Incineration Directive and have a rated thermal input of 0.4-3MW

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by machinery or electrical equipment businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Producing explosives

A

A

Surface treating metal and plastic materials using an electrolytic or chemical activity, where the combined volume of your treatment vats is more than 30m3

A

A

Surface treating substances, objects or products using organic solvents in a plant with a consumption capacity of more than 150kg per hour or more than 200 tonnes per year

A

A

Storing the following chemicals in tanks with a total capacity of:
(i) 20 tonnes or more of acrylates;
(ii) 20 tonnes or more of acrylonitrile;
(iii) 100 tonnes or more of anhydrous ammonia;
(iv) 1 tonne or more of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride;
(v) 20 tonnes or more of toluene di-isocyanate;
(vi) 20 tonnes or more of vinyl chloride monomer;
(vii) 8,000 tonnes or more of ethylene

B

B

Surface treating metal that may release any acid-forming oxide of nitrogen into the air and which does not fall within Part A

B

B

Applying 400 tonnes or more of paint or other coating material in solid form

B

N/A

Spraying 400 tonnes or more of any metal coating in molten form

B

N/A

Processes that could release particulate matter or volatile organic compounds into the air by applying:
- 20 tonnes or more/year of any paint or other coating material in a solid form
- 20 tonnes or more/year of any metal coatings sprayed on in molten form
- 5 tonnes or more/year of organic solvent

C

B

Cleaning surfaces using one tonne or more per year of a volatile organic compound (VOC) classified as a carcinogen, mutagen or toxic to reproduction (with Risk Phrases R45, R46, R49, R60 or R61) and any halogenated VOCs with possible irreversible effects (Risk Phrase R40)

C

B

Cleaning surfaces using two tonnes or more per year of any other VOC

C

B (unless already covered by Part A)

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by metal production or processing businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

producing iron and steel

Part A

Part A

producing non-ferrous metals from ore, concentrates or secondary raw materials by metallurgical, chemical or electrolytic activities

Part A

Part A

producing coke

Part A

Part A

using hot rolling mills with a production capacity of more than 20 tonnes of crude steel per hour

Part A

Part A

using a furnace with a melting capacity of more than four tonnes per day for lead or cadmium, or more than 20 tonnes for all other non-ferrous metals

Part A

Part A

casting ferrous metals at a foundry with a production capacity of more than 20 tonnes per day.

Part A

Part A

using a furnace with a net rated thermal input of 20–50 megawatts or a combination of appliances which when added together, have a net rated thermal input exceeding 20 megawatts but less than a rated thermal input of 50 megawatts.

Part C

Part B

using a furnace with a melting capacity of four tonnes or less per day for lead or cadmium or 20 tonnes or less for all other non-ferrous metals

N/A

Part B

heating metal to remove any non-metallic contaminant, unless the process is carried out in furnaces or appliances which together have a rated thermal input of less than 0.2 megawatts

Part C

Part B

using five tonnes or more of organic solvent

Part C

 

using a furnace with a production capacity of 20 tonnes or less per day for ferrous metal

 

Part B

desulphurising iron, steel or any ferrous alloy

 

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by mineral product businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Manufacturing ceramic products by firing in kilns, where the kiln production capacity exceeds75 tonnes per day, or the kiln capacity exceeds 4m³ and the setting density exceeds 300 kg/m³

Part A

Part A

Manufacturing glass in a plant with a melting capacity of more than 20 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

Manufacturing glass (fibre).

Part A

Part A

Manufacturing glass frit or enamel frit where the total quantity of these substances manufactured in any 12 month period is likely to be 100 tonnes or more. In Northern Ireland this includes the use of glass frit or enamel frit in any activity related to its manufacture.

Part A

Part A

Producing or grinding cement clinker

Part A

Part A

Producing lime in kilns, or other furnaces, with a production capacity exceeding 50 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

Producing lime where your process is likely to involve the heating in any 12 month period of 5,000 tonnes or more of: calcium carbonate, calcium magnesium carbonate or an aggregate of both

Part A

Part A

Manufacturing heavy clay goods or refractory material by firing in kilns, where the kiln production capacity is less than 75 tonnes per day, or you carry out vapour glazing of earthenware or clay with salts.

Part B

Part B

Firing heavy clay goods or refractory materials in a kiln (not Part A or Part B in Northern Ireland)

Part C

 

Manufacturing glass, where you have the capacity to make 5,000 tonnes or more in any period of 12 months, unless your process falls within the classification for Part A (Scotland)

 

Part B

Manufacturing glass products, where lead or lead compounds are used, unless your process falls within the classification for Part A (Scotland)

 

Part B

Blending or using cement in bulk other than at a construction site

Part B

Part B

Crushing, grinding or other ways of reducing the size reduction of bricks, tiles or concrete, using machinery designed for this purpose

Part C

Part B

Burning any fuel in a boiler or furnace with a net rated thermal input of between 20 MW or more but less than 50 MW or a combination of appliances which when added together, have a net rated thermal input exceeding 20 megawatts but less than a rated thermal input of 50 megawatts.

Part C

Part B

Using gypsum that is a by-product of another activity, and your process includes the crushing, grinding or other ways of reducing the size of gypsum, or grading, screening or heating gypsum

 

Part B

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or in Northern Ireland your local council.

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by mining or quarrying businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Refining mineral oils

Part A

Part A

Heat treating coal (apart from drying), lignite or other carbon-rich material such as charcoal, coke, peat, rubber and wood

Part A

Part A

Producing, melting or refining metal ores from extracted materials, eg roasting or sintering metal ore

Part A

Part A

Producing and grinding cement clinker

Part A

Part A

Producing lime:
in kilns or furnaces with a capacity of more than 50 tonnes per day, or
if you are likely to heat 5,000 or more tonnes of calcium carbonate or calcium magnesium carbonate or both in a year

Part A

Part A

Melting mineral substances in plant with a melting capacity of more than 20 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

Manufacturing roofing tiles, bricks, stoneware or porcelain in kilns, where the kiln capacity is more than:
• 75 tonnes per day, or
• 4m3 and the settling density is more than 300kg/m3

Part A

Part A

Storing, loading or unloading cement or cement clinker in bulk before it is transported in bulk

Part C

Part B

Blending or using cement in bulk other than at a construction site, including bagging cement, batching ready-mixed concrete and manufacturing concrete blocks and other cement products

Part C

Part B

Producing lime where you are not likely to heat 5,000 or more tonnes of calcium carbonate or calcium magnesium carbonate or both in a year

Part B

Part B

The crushing, grinding or other size reduction, with machinery designed for that purpose, of bricks, tiles or concrete

Part C

Part B

Screening the product of crushing, grinding or other size reduction, with machinery designed for that purpose, of bricks, tiles or concrete

Part C

Part B

Coating road stone with tar or bitumen

Part B

Part B

Crushing, grinding or otherwise breaking up and screening, grading or mixing of coal. Loading or unloading (except unloading on a retail site) of coal or any other coal product

Part C

Part B

Crushing, grinding or other size reduction or the grading, screening or heating of any designated mineral product

Part B

Part B

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by paper and cardboard businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

producing pulp from timber or other fibrous materials in industrial plant

Part A

Part A

producing paper and board in industrial plant that has a production capacity of more than 20 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

making paper pulp or paper, including activities connected with recycling paper such as de-inking, if the activity may result in the release into water of certain hazardous substances, such as mercury, cadmium and various chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Part A

Part A

 

Pulp paper and cardboard manufacturing activities do not require Part B or Part C permits

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by printing and publishing businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

using organic solvents to treat the surfaces of substances, objects or products. This could be for dressing, printing, coating, degreasing, painting, cleaning or impregnating in plant with a consumption capacity of more than 150kg per hour or more than 200 tonnes per year

Part A

Part A

if you apply printing ink, paint or any other coating material to a substrate, or dry or cure materials after their application, where the process may result in the release of particulate matter or volatile organic compounds into the air, and is likely to involve the use in any 12-month period of 400 tonnes or more of printing ink, paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form.

Part B

 

if you apply printing ink, paint or any other coating material to a substrate, or dry or cure materials after their application, where the process may result in the release of particulate matter or volatile organic compounds into the air, and is likely to involve the use in any 12-month period of:

  • 20 tonnes of metal coating sprayed on in molten form
  • 20 tonnes or more of printing ink, paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form
  • 25 tonnes or more of organic solvents in respect of any cold set web offset printing activity or any sheet fed offset litho printing activity or
  • 5 tonnes or more of organic solvents in respect of any activity not mentioned above

Part C

Part B

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or in Northern Ireland your local council

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by recorded media businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

if you apply printing ink, paint or any other coating material to a substrate, or dry or cure materials after their application, where the process may result in the release of particulate matter or volatile organic compounds into the air, and is likely to involve the use in any 12-month period of 400 tonnes or more of printing ink, paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form.

Part B

 

if you apply printing ink, paint or any other coating material to a substrate, or dry or cure materials after their application, where the process may result in the release of particulate matter or volatile organic compounds into the air, and is likely to involve the use in any 12-month period of::

  • 20 tonnes of metal coating sprayed on in molten form
  • 20 tonnes or more of printing ink, paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form
  • 25 tonnes or more of organic solvents in respect of any cold set web offset printing activity or any sheet fed offset litho printing activity or
  • 5 tonnes or more of organic solvents in respect of any activity not mentioned above

Part C

Part B

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC contact your environmental regulator or, in Northern Ireland, your local council.

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by recycling and reprocessing businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

recovering certain organic and inorganic chemicals

Part A

Part A

recovering oil or organic solvent by distillation

Part A

Part A

recovering hazardous waste in a plant with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes per day, by specified recovery operations

Part A

Part A

reuse, reprocessing and recycling of oil, eg reprocessing vegetable oils into biofuels in certain conditions

Part A

Part A

dismantling end-of-life vehicles where components are recovered from catalysts in quantities of 10 tonnes per day or more

Part A

Part A

regenerating acids or bases in quantities of 10 tonnes per day or more

Part A

Part A

recovering mercury from fluorescent tubes

Part A

Part A

the operation of small waste oil burners

Part A

Part A

wood recycling if the activity involves cutting, sawing, shaping, drilling, planing, curing or chemically treating wood, and the throughput of the business is likely to be more than 10,000 cubic metres per year where wood is only sawed, or 1,000 cubic metres in any other case

Part C

Part B

crushing, grinding or screening bricks, tiles or concrete, unless carried out under an exemption

Part C

Part B

recycling scrap cable by using heat to separate it from plastic or rubber

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by retail or wholesale businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

dry cleaning clothing or furnishing on your premises using volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Part C

Part B

unloading petrol or diesel into stationary storage tanks at a service station, if the total quantity of petrol unloaded is likely to be 500m3 or more in any 12-month period

Part C

Part B

vehicle refuelling activities at a service station started before 31 December 2009, if the fuelling throughput at the service station is likely to be 3,500 m3 or more in any 12-month period

Part C

Part B

vehicle refuelling activities at a service station started after 31 December 2009, if the fuelling throughput is likely to be 500m3 or more in any 12-month period

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by road transport businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Loading, unloading, handling or storing crude oil, stabilised crude petroleum, crude shale oil or emulsified hydrocarbons intended for use as a fuel

Part A

Part A

Loading, unloading, handling or storing more than 500,000 tonnes in total in any period of 12 months of iron ore or burnt pyrites

Part A

Part A

Using more than 150kg per hour or 200 tonnes per year of organic solvents while surface treating (eg painting, cleaning or degreasing) substances, objects or products

Part A

Part A

Loading or unloading petrol at a terminal into or from road or rail tankers

Part B (more than 10,000 tonnes in any 12 month period)

Part C (less than 10,000 tonnes in any 12 month period)

Part B

Unloading petrol into stationary storage tanks at a service station, if the total quantity unloaded is likely to be 500m3 or more in any 12-month period

Part C

Part B

Loading or unloading 10,000 tonnes or more of petroleum coke, coal, coke or any other coal product, except unloading at the site of final customer

Part C

Part B

Loading, unloading or storing cement, cement clinker or pulverised fuel ash in bulk prior to further transportation in bulk

Part C

Part B

Repainting or respraying road vehicles or parts of road vehicles using one tonne (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) or two tonnes (Scotland) or more of organic solvent in any 12-month period

Part C

Part B

(unless already covered by Part A)

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by rubber and plastic businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

producing plastic materials such as polymers, synthetic fibres and cellulose-based fibres

Part A

Part A

producing synthetic rubbers

Part A

Part A

polymerisation or co-polymerisation of unsaturated hydrocarbons or vinyl chloride

Part A

Part A

using one tonne or more of toluene di-isocyanate or equivalent

Part A

Part A

flame bonding of polyurethane foams or elastomers

Part A

Part A

manufacturing new tyres

Part A

Part B

using some organic chemicals such as toluene di-isocyanate or methane di-isocyanate (5 tonnes in 12 months in Northern Ireland)

Part B

Part B

bulk storage of chemicals

Part B

Part B

using carbon black to make natural or synthetic rubber

Part C

Part B

using fluorine or other halogens

Part C

Part B

surface treating metals which is likely to result in the release of any acid forming oxide of nitrogen (which does not fall within Part A)

Part B

Part B

cutting polyurethane foams or elastomers with heated wires

Part B

Part B

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC contact your environmental regulator or, in Northern Ireland, your local council

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by surface treatment businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

carrying out surface treatment works using an electrolytic or chemical activity, where the combined volume of the treatment vats is more than 30m3

Part A

Part A

surface treating substances, objects or products using organic solvents in a plant with a consumption capacity of more than 150kg per hour or more than 200 tonnes per year

Part A

Part A

     

undertaking any surface treatment of metal that may release any acid-forming oxide of nitrogen into the air and which does not fall within Part A of the PPC regime

Part B

Part B

heating metal to remove any non-metallic contaminant in furnaces or appliances which have a combined rated thermal input of 0.2 megawatts or more

Part C

Part B

carrying out any of the following activities in any 12-month period:
- using 20 tonnes or more of any paint or other coating material which is applied in a solid form
- using 20 tonnes or more of any metal coatings which are sprayed on in molten form
- using five tonnes or more of organic solvent
- repainting or respraying road vehicles or parts of road vehicles and using one tonne or more of organic solvent

Part C

Part B

any surface cleaning activity using one tonne or more per year of a volatile organic compound (VOC) classified as a carcinogen, mutagen or toxic to reproduction (with Risk Phrases R45, R46, R49, R60 or R61) and any halogenated VOCs with possible irreversible effects (Risk Phrase R40)

Part C

Part B

any surface cleaning activity using two tonnes or more per year of any other VOC.

Part C

Part B

400 tonnes or more of paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form

Part B

N/A

400 tonnes or more of any metal coating which is sprayed on in molten form

Part B

N/A

20 tonnes or more of paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form

Part C

Part B

20 tonnes or more of any metal coating which is sprayed on in molten form

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC contact your environmental regulator or, in Northern Ireland, your local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by textile and clothing businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

pre-treating or dyeing fibres or textiles if you have an installed capacity of more than 10 tonnes per day

Part A

Part A

surface treating products using organic solvents if you have a capacity of more than 150kg per hour or 200 tonnes per year

Part A

Part A

bulk storage of chemicals

Part B

Part B

using less than one tonne of organic chemicals such as toluene di-isocyanate in a 12-month period

Part B

Part B

using five tonnes or more of organic chemicals such as some di-isocyanate in a 12-month period

Part B

Part B

using five tonnes or more of organic solvents in a 12-month period

Part C

Part B

 

This guidance does not provide a complete list of PPC activities. If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC contact your environmental regulator or, in Northern Ireland, your local council

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by vehicle repair businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

using more than 150kg per hour or 200 tonnes per year of organic solvents while surface treating (eg painting or cleaning) substances, objects or products

Part A

Part A

repainting or respraying road vehicles or parts of road vehicles and using two tonnes or more of organic solvent in any 12-month period

 

Part B

repainting or respraying road vehicles or parts of road vehicles and using one tonne or more of organic solvent in any 12-month period

Part C

 

loading or unloading petrol at a terminal into or from road or rail tankers

Part C

Part B

unloading petrol into stationary storage tanks at a service station, if the total quantity unloaded is likely to be 500m3 or more in any 12-month period.

Part C

Part B

400 tonnes or more of paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form

Part B

N/A

400 tonnes or more of any metal coating which is sprayed on in molten form

Part B

N/A

20 tonnes or more of paint or other coating material which is applied in solid form

N/A

Part B

20 tonnes or more of any metal coating which is sprayed on in molten form

N/A

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by waste or sewage businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Incinerating hazardous waste in an incineration plant (this does not apply to exempt hazardous waste incineration plant in Scotland)

Part A

Part A

Incinerating non-hazardous waste in an incineration plant with a capacity of 1 tonne or more per hour

Part A

Part A

Landfill sites that receive more than 10 tonnes of waste per day or have a total capacity of more than 25,000 tonnes (this does not apply to landfills that take only inert waste)

Part A

Part A

Disposing of hazardous waste or waste oils in a facility with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes per day (this does not apply to disposal by incineration or landfill)

Part A

Part A

Disposing of non-hazardous waste in a facility with a capacity of more than 50 tonnes per day by biological or physico-chemical treatment

Part A

Part A

Recovering oil or organic solvents by distillation

Part A

Part A

Incinerating non-hazardous waste in an incineration plant with a capacity of less than 1 tonne per hour (this does not apply to exempt waste incineration plant in Scotland)

Part C

Part B

Cremating human remains

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

Your business may require a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator or local council. For example, you will need a permit if your business has a production capacity above a certain level or if you use certain hazardous substances.

If your business is an installation or mobile plant you will need a pollution prevention and control (PPC) permit from your environmental regulator.

An installation is a stationary technical unit, such as a self-contained building, permanent structure or fixed plant, used for listed activities.

A mobile plant is plant that can be moved and is used for listed activities.

Listed activities

These are industrial, waste or intensive farming activities that have an impact on the environment and are listed in the PPC regulations. They are split into categories:

  • Part A, B and C in Northern Ireland
  • Part A and B in Scotland

Listed activities that might be carried out by wood and timber businesses include:

 

Permit Categories

Listed activity

Northern Ireland

Scotland

manufacturing wood particleboard, fibreboard, plywood or any other composite wood-based board

Part A

Part A

curing or chemically treating timber or wood products as part of a manufacturing process that uses:
- treatments that contain pentachlorophenol and its compounds
- grease removers and paint or varnish dissolvers that contain dichloromethane

Part A

Part A

manufacturing products by sawing, drilling, sanding, shaping, turning, planing, curing or chemically treating wood and the throughput is over:
- 10,000 cubic metres per year at plants where you only saw wood
- 1,000 cubic metres in any other case

Part C

 

treating timber with preservatives using 25 tonnes or more of organic solvent per year

Part C

Part B

applying any coating to wooden surfaces using 15 tonnes or more of organic solvent per year

Part C

Part B

producing laminated wood products using five tonnes or more of organic solvent per year

Part C

Part B

 

What you must do

If your installation or mobile plant carries out listed activities you will need a permit from your environmental regulator.

Permits and regulators for listed activities

Activity category

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Part A

PPC permit regulated by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part B

PPC permit regulated the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)

PPC permit regulated by SEPA

Part C

PPC permit regulated by local council

N/A

 

Contact your environmental regulator

You should contact your environmental regulator or local council for further information about listed activities. NetRegs does not provide detailed guidance on Part A activities.

If you are unsure whether you are affected by PPC, contact your environmental regulator or local council.

Contact your environmental regulator

Contact your local council

How to apply for a permit

NIEA: Apply online

SEPA: Application forms

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