ARCHIVE: Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC)
Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) is a regulatory regime for controlling pollution from certain industrial activities. From 6 April 2008 it has been incorporated into the framework of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR). Details of EPR can be found on the Environmental Permitting Programme web page. See background for further information about PPC.
- 29 March 2011 - Inspection toolkit for local authorities published in final version
- 07 March 2011 - Fees and charges schemes for Local Authority Pollution Control Regime (LAPC) for 2011/12 published
- 18 February 2011 - publication of recent appeal decision letter
- 16 February 2011 - Quarterly newsletter (PDF 90 KB) published summarising activity relevant to Local Authority Pollution Control over the previous three months and anticipated future developments.
- 15 February 2011 - Revised PG6/03 Chemical Treatment of Timber and Wood Based Products and PG6/46 Dry Cleaning were published
- 14 February 2011 - A revised Sector Guidance Note SG6 (11) Secretary of State’s guidance for Surface Treatment Using Solvents was issued.
- 17 December 2010 - The industrial emissions Directive (2010/75/EU) (PDF 2.7 MB) was published in the EU Official Journal today. It will enter into force on 6 January 2011 and it will require transposition into UK law within two years thereafter.
- 16 December 2010 - The UK PRTR 2009 dataset is now available. As with the previous reporting year (2008), users will be able to access information about pollutants and waste transfers from a variety of industrial sources where the threshold has been met or exceeded. The current dataset has been collated using information from the Environment Agency, local authorities in England and Wales, Department for Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
- Our quarterly newsletter provides information on developments over the last three months and anticipated developments.
The industrial activities caught by the PPC element of the Environmental Permitting Regulations are split into three categories and are regulated by two different regulators:
- Part A(1) - The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency regulates what is considered to be the most polluting of the three industrial categories, A(1) activities. These are regulated for multi-media emissions such as air, land, water and other environmental considerations.
- Part A(2) and Part B - Local authorities
Local authorities regulate the comparatively less polluting Part A(2) activities (multi-media regulation) and the lesser polluting Part B activities (these are regulated for emissions to air only).
- Office of Public Sector Information - legislation
- The Environment Agency (England and Wales)
- The European Commission
- The European IPPC Bureau
- The Scottish Executive
- The Scottish Environment Protection Agency
- The Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland
- Northern Ireland Environment Agency
- DOE Northern Ireland Industrial Pollution pages
- The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG)
- Local Government Association
- Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
- Environmental Protection UK
Older PPC information, including closed consultations, can be found on the National Archive website.
- Contact details (PDF 30 KB)
Page last modified: 29 March 2011
Page published: 29 July 2009