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All you need to know about permit management systems


If you operate a waste management facility your environmental permit requires you to have a written management system in place and in this article all you need to know about permit management systems, we explain what you need. A management system is simply a set of procedures describing what you will do to minimise the risk of pollution from the activities covered by your environmental permit.

TCM attendance changes


The Environment Agency (EA) has published the results of a consultation on TCM attendance changes (technically competent manager).  The EA consulted with stakeholders to hear their views on proposed options and changes to the attendance requirements for technically competent managers (TCMs). The consultation explained: how the current technical competence attendance requirements work options for proposed […]

Environment Agency Permit Backlog Grows


Waste operators are experiencing significant delays with environmental permit applications submitted to the Environment Agency due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Operators are reporting delays of over 6 months before the Agency undertakes the ‘duly made’ assessment and allocates the application to an officer for determination.  The Agency’s performance target is to assess and determine applications […]

Environment Agency to Prioritise Permits


The Environment Agency is contacting waste operators regarding a delay to the scheduled review of environmental permits for certain sectors. The Agency has decided to concentrate its resources on the permit applications backlog rather than reviews. The Agency announced that due to the impacts of Covid-19, they are experiencing a significant backlog in permitting work […]

Environmental Permits During the Coronavirus


As well as health and safety issues surrounding the Coronavirus response, companies and individuals who operate waste management facilities under environmental permits must comply with the requirements of their permit.  There are a number of areas where operators could breach their environmental permit.  For example, operators must ensure that they have technical competence cover for […]

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