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Summary

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (NI) 2013 came into effect on 20 June 2013 and place responsibilities upon operators of a variety of activities to control and monitor air pollution (and to a lesser extent water pollution).  They also require certain information is provided by permit holders to enforcing authorities for inclusion in public registers.

The administration of these controls for activities classed as “Part C”, as outlined in Schedule 1 of these regulations, has been allocated to Councils.  An example of these activities is dry cleaning using organic solvents (SED* activities, Section 7, PPC Regulations, as amended).

The regulations required the ‘permitting’ of both new and existing activities within Schedule 1.  Permit conditions are attached to ensure that no significant pollution is caused on the basis of ‘best available techniques’ (known at BAT).  For more information on activities requiring a permit please click on this link:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2013/160/contents/made.

Applications are made in writing (including by electronic means), contain specific information about the activity and will be subject to a fee.

Fees

Fees are variable please contact the Environmental Services Department by telephone 028 7034 7171 or by email escoleraine@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.

Eligibility Criteria

You will not be granted a permit if Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council does not feel that you will ensure that the installation or plant will be operated in line with permit conditions.

Regulation Summary

The Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (NI) 2003

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (NI) 2013

Application Evaluation Process

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will take into account that all appropriate pollution prevention methods are taken, particularly through best available techniques and that no significant pollution is caused.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council may be required to give notice of your application to the petroleum to any other bodies the Department of the Environment require.

If Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council intend to attach an off-site condition to your permit they will provide notice to you, or the owner, lessee or occupier of the land if not you.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council must consider any representation made in relation to your application.

Will Tacit Apply?

No.  Once your form is submitted, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has 6 months to determine the status of the application.  This allows Council to access the public health impact of your activity and completely process your application.  You should maintain regular contact with the Environmental Services Department and where you have not received confirmation within this time contact us.

Contact Details

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Environmental Services Department

  • Coleraine Office 66 Portstewart Road Coleraine BT52 1EY
  • Ballymoney Office 14 Charles Street Ballymoney BT53 6DZ 
  • Ballycastle Office 7 Mary Street Ballycastle BT54 6QH
  • Limavady Office 7 Connell Street Limavady BT49 0HA

Email:  escoleraine@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Apply Online

Application for a LAPPC Part C

Application to change a LAPPC Part C

Forms to download, print and post

Application for a LAPPC Part C

Application to change a LAPPC Part C

Public Register

The Pollution Prevention Control Regulations (NI) 2003, Part C premises for air pollution control register may be viewed by visiting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council offices, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY during normal working office hours, Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, excluding public and bank holidays.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in the first instance.

You may appeal against a decision to the Planning Appeals Commission.  Appeals must be made in writing and given grounds for you appeal.  The appeal time will vary dependent upon the type of appeal but for a failed application must be made within six months of the decision.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in the first instance.

You may appeal against a decision to the Planning Appeals Commission.  Appeals must be made in writing and given grounds for your appeal.  The appeal time will vary dependent upon the type of appeal but for an appeal against a condition, or for the refusal of a variation or transfer for example, these appeals must be made within six months of the decision.

Consumer Complaint

We would advise that in the event of a complaint, the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of deliver).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK: Consumer Direct will give you advice.  From outside the UK contact the: European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Any complaints about e.g. noise, pollution, etc. please contact the Environmental Services Department, by telephone 028 7034 7171 or by email:

escoleraine@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.