Environmental Permitting

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Environmental Permitting Consultants

You may need an Environmental Permit if you carry out activities which have the potential to harm the environment or human health, as prescribed in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 and the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012. If you’re operating without the required Permit you could be asked to cease your operation or be prosecuted.

Environmental Permits are required for certain installations, medium combustion plant, waste operations and water discharge activities. They may be regulated by the Environment Agency or the Local Authority, depending on the level of risk associated with the activity, and are classified as Part A(1), Part A(2) or Part B Permits. Our Consultants work with numerous sites which are regulated under the Environmental Permitting regime and regularly provide support with Bespoke and Standard Rules Permit applications, Minor and Substantial variations, as well as full or partial surrenders and permit exemptions.

Our Services

Delta-Simons can help you decide whether you need a permit and apply for one on your behalf if you do. We can assist you with ensuring you’re operating in accordance with your Permit, or if you’re looking to expand your operations, we can support you with a permit variation. Alternatively, if your operations are coming to a close, we can guide you through the surrender process and ensure you’re meeting the expectations of your Regulator.

A vast amount of information and evidence of compliance is required for permit applications and also demonstrating compliance with permit conditions when operating. Delta Simons can support you with this, examples may include:

  • Liaison with the Regulator
  • Baseline reporting / site investigations
  • Site Conditions Reports
  • Air emissions modelling
  • Air emissions monitoring
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) development

We can also help you with interpreting the Regulations, sector guidance notes or process guidance notes to ensure your operation is meeting its obligations and achieving BAT (Best Available Techniques).

See our case studies for some examples of our extensive experience in Environmental Permitting, across a range of sectors and industries.

For more information or an informal chat about how we can work with you please contact Catherine Jones or Marcus Reynolds.