We regulate certain industrial processes under the Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Permitting (England And Wales) Regulations 2010 (as amended). This regime requires that emissions to land, air and water are prevented or reduced wherever possible and ensures that those emissions are controlled. The legislation requires the operators of certain industrial and commercial installations to obtain a permit to operate. Permits contain conditions which control emissions from the process and therefore prevent pollution exceeding acceptable levels.
The type of Permit required is divided into three categories, part A(1), part A(2) and part B.
Part A permits control activities with a range of environmental impacts, including emissions to air, land and water, energy efficiency, waste reduction, raw materials consumption, noise, vibration and heat. A(1) Permits are regulated by the Environment Agency. Part A(2) Permits regulate similar matters but are administered by the Local Authority. Part B permits control activities which cause emissions to air and are regulated by the Local Authority.
Once a Permit has been issued we routinely inspect the activity, those with a higher pollution potential are inspected more frequently. If a company breaches the conditions we set in the Permit we can take enforcement action which may lead to prosecution.
We regulate one A(2) process in the district: A Hughes and Son (Skellingthorpe) Ltd based in Skellingthorpe. This is an Animal By-Products Rendering Plant.
The permit for this operation can be downloaded.