This list is not exclusive and there are other industries that will require a permit that are not detailed here. Please contact us to confirm whether your industrial installation requires a permit.
A permit is required if the throughput of petrol exceeds 500,000 litres in any 12 month period.
All dry cleaners are required to have a permit.
Recent changes to legislation has seen the inclusion of small waste oil burners (SWOBs) under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). The IED replaced the Waste Incineration Directive and places stringent operating, monitoring and reporting requirements upon any technical unit, irrespective of its size or capacity, in which waste is incinerated or co-incinerated.
As a result of these changes, operators of simple devices, such as heaters burning waste oil in garages, will no longer be permitted to burn waste oil in such devices unless the operator obtains the necessary permit in accordance with Schedule 13A of the Environmental Permitting Regulations and meets the requirements of the IED for the operation of waste incineration and waste co-incineration plants. The cost of a Schedule 13A permit is currently £3218.
These changes mean that it is no longer cost effective to operate a SWOB using waste oil, however, non-waste fuels such as kerosene, gas oil or fuel oil can still be used.
5 tonnes in 12 months OR 1 tonne if toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) is used.
Mobile crushers - no threshold, most are permitted but some smaller crushers are exempt if trivial.
Storage of bulk cement - no tonnage/volume threshold (permits required for fixed installations, if mobile cement silo then mobile plant permit required through regional office/home authority).
Industries with these processes may need a permit if the process is likely to release nitrogen oxides.
Foundries will require a Part B permit if they meet the following thresholds: