Launched today, by the Environment Agency, is a review of its charging structure for environmental permits. In their words:
“This consultation is seeking your views on the charge proposals which we have developed to take effect in England in April 2018. The new charge proposals cover:
- Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016
- Radioactive substances regulation nuclear and non-nuclear permits
- Marine licences
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013
- Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 2015
- European Union Emissions Trading System
- Definition of Waste Services
- Planning advice
We also want your views on parts of our abstraction licensing amendments and longer-term changes to the way we charge for navigation boat registrations”
This will be of particular interest to clients with environmental permits, such as poultry installations, waste handling, burning or processing facilities and those that fall under EU ETS regulations.
The consultation documents can be found here.
The consultation closes on 12 January 2018 with changes due to be in force by April 2018.