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  • Environmental Permit issued for energy recovery facility in Sutton

    The Environment Agency has issued an environmental permit for an energy recovery facility in Beddington Lane, Sutton. The facility, which will burn waste at high temperatures and use the resulting heat to generate electricity, will be operated by Viridor Waste Management Ltd., and is be permitted to process 302,500 tonnes of non-hazardous waste per year. When built, the facility will divert 95 ...

  • Recolight welcomes new amendements to the environmental permitting regulations

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment producer compliance scheme Recolight has welcomed the approval of a new amendment to the Environmental Permitting Regulations which allows collection points to store WEEE for “as long as needs be”, rather than the current storage limit of three months. Recolight health, safety and compliance manager Gemma Bristow told MRW that the new amendment will ...

  • New solution to environmental permitting financial provisions

    As an alternative to keeping money in bonds or a cash account, FillSecure offers a more lucrative way to meet the financial provision obligations of the Environmental Permitting Regulations.In response to the Environmental Permitting (EP) Regulations, introduced in April, a new financial product has been launched. Insurance brokers, Tysers, and financial advisers, Kynaston-Carnoustie, have come ...

  • Environmental permit issued for Hemerdon mine in Devon.

    The Environment Agency has issued an environmental permit to Wolf Minerals UK Ltd to operate a mining waste facility at Hemerdon in Devon. This decision follows careful and thorough consideration of the permit application. The Agency has consulted widely and sought comments from many organisations including Public Health England, Natural England, Devon County Council, South Hams District ...

  • Environment Agency consults on variation to environmental permit

    The Environment Agency in the South West is to launch a consultation on an Environmental Permit application they have received from Eco Sustainable Solutions in Bournemouth for a (minor) variation to operations on their site near Bournemouth Airport. The application is to enable them to add a street sweepings plant to their site so they can process road sweepings and gully washings. Dorset County ...

  • International engineering firm attracts environmental permitting talent

    ARCADIS, the international consulting and engineering company, today announced the hire of Robert Everard as a senior utility program manager. Mr. Everard has more than a decade of environmental studies and permitting experience for a wide range of projects. In recent years, he has specialized in permitting and due diligence activities for projects in the energy sector, particularly wind energy. ...


    By Arcadis

  • Defra consultation on Environmental Permitting Regulations amendments

    As part of the Red Tape Challenge recommendations, Defra proposed to simplify the link between Permitting and Planning to enable Permitting applications to be speeded up. A consultation has now been issued that ends on 4 April. It suggests a range of measures, but the key one for those wishing to license a site for a waste operation is to remove the need for planning permission to have been ...

  • Amendment to permitting regulations 2014

    Defra has confirmed that the government is to go ahead with suggested amendments to the environmental permitting regime, which is intended to ease the regulatory burden on businesses in the sector. Plans outlining proposed changes to the Waste Transfer Note (WTN) system were published on the 9th of December. Amongst many of the amendments to environmental laws intended to ease the burden of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • JBI Receives Permit Amendment

    JBI, Inc. is pleased to announce it received a modification to its Solid Waste Management Permit on July 23, 2012 issued by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC") for its Plastic2Oil® ("P2O") technology. This amendment effectively allows the P2O processors at the Company's Niagara Falls, NY facility to operate at a rate of up to 4,000 lbs. of plastic feedstock per ...


  • Scorpex Granted Federal Permit

    Scorpex, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRPX) (the "Company") today announces it has received its Use of Soil Permit from the Mexican federal government. The Use of Soil Permit is the most significant permit the Company has received to date for its first full service waste disposal and recycling facility near Ensenada, Mexico. The Use of Soil Permit is a crucial environmental approval from the Secretariat ...


  • Scorpex Receives Federal Permit

    Scorpex, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRPX) (the "Company") today announces it has received its Use of Soil Permit from the Mexican federal government. The Use of Soil Permit is the most significant permit the Company has received to date for its first full service waste disposal and recycling facility near Ensenada, Mexico. The Use of Soil Permit is a crucial environmental approval from the Secretariat ...


  • New Guidance on Watershed Permitting

    EPA has published a new technical guidance that will help integrate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits into watershed management plans. 'Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance' is a follow up to the 2003 implementation guidance and leads permitting interested parties through the analysis of watershed data and developing a ...

  • EPA statement on mining permit applications

    Following reports that mischaracterize actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), agency press secretary Adora Andy today issued a statement regarding mining permit applications:   The Environmental Protection Agency is not halting, holding or placing a moratorium on any of the mining permit applications. Plain and simple. EPA has issued comments on two pending permit ...

  • EPA proposes updated vessel general permit and permit for small vessels

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing two draft vessel general permits that would regulate discharges from commercial vessels, excluding military and recreational vessels. The proposed permits would help protect the nation’s waters from ship-borne pollutants and reduce the risk of introduction of invasive species from ballast water discharges. The draft Vessel ...

  • UK undertakes consultation on revised waste exemptions from environmental permitting

    The objective behind the review is to provide a more risk-based and proportionate approach to the regulation of waste disposal and recovery operations, thus complementing the new environmental permitting regime. Defra is consulting on a number of measures intended to increase the use of exemptions for a wide variety of low-risk activities (including the majority of those in operation under an ...


    By British Safety Council

  • New environmental permits will cut UK red tape, save money

    New Environmental Permitting Regulations have come into force in England and Wales, reducing red tape whilst protecting the environment and human health. Environmental permits are required for industrial and waste activities which could harm human health or the environment unless they are controlled. The new system means businesses will find it simpler and less costly to be environmentally ...

  • Environment Agency suspends Environmental Permit at waste recycling plant in Worksop

    Today, 11 March 2014, the Environment Agency has suspended the Environmental Permit at the waste recycling plant on Shireoaks Road, Worksop, which is operated by Nottinghamshire Recycling Ltd. The permit has been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing risk of serious pollution caused by fires on the site. While the suspension is in force, no waste can be legally accepted or processed ...

  • Energos awarded Environmental Permit for Knowsley Energy Recovery Facility

    The Environment Agency has awarded a full Environmental Permit to energy from waste business Energos (www.energos.com)  to operate a small scale advanced conversion technology (ACT) facility at Knowsley Industrial Park, Merseyside. The 96,000 tonne-a-year Knowsley Energy Recovery Facility, using the patented Energos gasification process,  has also been ...


    By ENER-G

  • Severn Trent Water fined £30,000 for breaching environmental permit

    On Friday 27 September 2013, Severn Trent Water Ltd pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to one charge relating to a breach of their environmental permit conditions. The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £2,046.66 in costs. The charge was brought by the Environment Agency under Section 38(2) and Regulation 12 (1)(b) of the Environmental Permitting Regulations ...

  • Simple and fairer waste exemptions from environmental permitting in the UK

    Proposed changes to the system of environmental permit exemptions will increase waste recovery and recycling, whilst maintaining high levels of environmental protection and saving businesses money, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock said today.   Defra, the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and the Environment Agency are reviewing which waste handling businesses can operate under ...

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