Pollution prevention and control (PPC)
regulates certain types of business, such as those carrying
If you carry out an activity covered by the
PPC regime, you must have a PPC permit from your
environmental regulator or local council and comply with the
conditions it contains.
In Northern Ireland PPC Part
A and PPC Part B activities are regulated by the Northern Ireland
Environment Agency (NIEA). Part C activities are regulated by your
In Scotland PPC Part A and
PPC Part B activities are regulated by the Scottish Environment
Protection Agency (SEPA)
If you have a PPC Part A, it
controls a broad range of environmental impacts including:
Part B permits, and in
Northern Ireland Part C permits, control emissions
to air from affected businesses.
In Scotland a number of part B activities have
been identified as presenting a low risk to the environment.
Operators carrying out these activities will be expected to follow
the guidance provided by SEPA. Guidance is in place for two
activities, more are expected to follow.
SEPA: Petrol Vapour Recovery (petrol filling stations)
SEPA: Dry Cleaners
Contact your environmental regulator
Contact your local council
What is pollution prevention and control?
Do you need a pollution prevention and control
Pollution prevention and control permits: what
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Pollution prevention and control permits
List of activities
covered by PPC
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require a PPC permit?
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