SI 2018/1021st February 2018
SI 2018/119.1st February 2018
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 29th January. Amends the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154).
- Part 2 of these Regulations adds provisions relating to medium combustion plants (“MCPs”). It transposes the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, which lays down rules to control emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust from MCPs. The amendments require MCPs to comply with emission limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust, subject to specified exceptions.
- Part 2 also introduces provisions in relation to certain generators (“specified generators”). These Regulations impose additional requirements in relation to specified generators, to further limit emissions of nitrogen oxides.
- Part 3 makes amendments to the Air Quality Standard Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1001)and the Air Quality Standard (Wales) Regulations 2010 (WSI 2010/1433), as part of the transposition of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive. The amendments require that when preparing an air quality plan, the Secretary of State, or the Welsh Ministers, must consider whether to include measures imposing lower emission limit values for MCPs than those set out in the Medium Combustion Plant Directive, if that would make a noticeable improvement to air quality.