Natural Resources Wales Consults on Changes to Standard Rules Environmental Permits for Waste Operations

A consultation on proposed changes to a number of waste standard rules sets, issued under the Environmental Permitting Regulations has been announced by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).  The consultation runs from the 1st August until the 14th October 2016.

NRW are consulting on changes to a number of existing rule sets including the introduction of new fire prevention requirements, and changes to permit conditions to allow a broader range of materials and activities to be undertaken under a single permit. They are also reviewing deposit for recovery permits to reduce the risk of pollution from these activities.

Consultation documents can be found here.

If approved, the changes will apply to existing permits and new applications. 

In recent years TEPL have worked closely with numerous waste management and recycling business, assisting with a range of operational management issues, including the preparation of environmental permits, the development of management plans and the development and implementation of environmental management systems to ensure the compliance of business operations with environmental permits.

If you would like to discuss how these changes may potentially impact your current or future environmental permits and operations, please contact us.