The Government has published the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England)Regulations 2018 under section 13 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The effect of the new regulations is to replace some existing licensing regimes and to put in place a new licensing regime to control certain licensed animal activities.
You may need to apply for an environmental permit if you run an industrial process that pollutes the environment.
It is against the law to not hold an environmental permit if your process falls under the Environmental Permitting regulations. You could receive a fine of up to £50,000 or a prison sentence if you do not have one. We regularly check industrial processes to make sure they have a permit and are compliant with the law.
There are three categories of permit – Part A (1), Part A (2) and Part B detailed in the Environmental Permitting Regulations (2010).
Sites which are likely to have a greater environmental impact to land, water and air will fall under this category of permit. You will need to apply for these permits through the Environment Agency.
Medium sized sites which may have a large environmental impact to land, water and air will fall under this permit category. You need to apply for these through us.
Smaller sites which may give rise to emissions to air may fall under this category of permit. This includes process like; vehicle re-sprayers, dry cleaners and petrol service stations. You need to apply for these through us.
To find out which permit you fall under check the Environmental Permitting Regulations.
Before you apply you need to check which permit you need. For permits that fall under part A (2) and part B of the environment permitting regulations you will need to apply to us. For Part A (1) permits you need to apply to the Environment Agency.
You need to complete the correct application form below and email it to EHAdmin@midkent.gov.uk.
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