UK: Pollution control regime: regulations and guidance
Richard Poynton rounds off his series on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) and how it impacts on the food industry.Operators of installations likely to be regulated under the new Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) regime have had a long wait. The Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000, which were expected in October last year, finally emerged in April, in a last draft form for comment.Hot on the heels of these draft regulations, the Environment Agency, which will regulate the Part A1 Permits applicable to the majority of food industry installations, published its 'Regulatory Package'. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency intends to produce a 'package' similar to the EA's with respect to IPPC at some time in the future and will be issuing 'practical guidance' on IPPC in July.Food Industry News has already reported the main events in the UK's. implementation of the EU Directive on IPPC (see September 1998, February, June and October 1999). This article is an update covering the significant points for food sector operators revealed by the draft Regulations and provides a brief outline of the EA's guidance package.
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