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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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7.—(1) An application for a permit to operate an installation shall be made to SEPA in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 3 of Part I of Schedule 4 and shall be accompanied by any fee prescribed in respect of the application under section 41 of the Environment Act 1995(1) and paragraphs 4 to 8 of Part 1 of Schedule 4 shall apply with respect to such applications.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), where an application is duly made to SEPA, it shall either grant the permit subject to the conditions required or authorised to be imposed by regulation 9 or refuse the permit.

(3) A permit shall not be granted if SEPA considers that the applicant will not be the person who will have control over the operation of the installation or mobile plant concerned after the grant of the permit or will not ensure that the installation or mobile plant is operated so as to comply with the conditions which would be included in the permit.

(4) In the case of an application for a permit that will authorise the carrying out of a specified waste management activity at an installation, or by means of mobile plant, the permit shall not be granted unless–

(a)SEPA is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to carry out that activity; and

(b)in the case of an installation where the use of the application site for the carrying out of that activity requires planning permission granted under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997(2), such planning permission is in force in relation to that use of the land.

(5) For the purpose of paragraph (4)(b), a certificate under section 150 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (certificate of lawfulness of existing use or development) in relation to the use of the application site for the carrying out of the specified waste management activity, shall be treated as if it were a grant of planning permission for that use.

(6) A permit may authorise the operation of–

(a)more than one Part A installation or Part A mobile plant on the same site operated by the same operator;

(b)more than one Part B installation on the same site operated by the same operator; or

(c)more than one Part B mobile plant operated by the same operator.

(7) A permit authorising the operation of Part A mobile plant may only authorise the operation of that plant on a site specified in the permit and only one site may be specified in each such permit (and accordingly, the operation of the plant on a different site shall require a separate permit).

(8) A permit authorising the operation of an installation or Part A mobile plant shall include a map or plan showing the site of the installation or plant covered by the permit and in the case of an installation, the location of the installation on that site.

(9) A permit shall be transferred only in accordance with regulation 14 and shall cease to have effect only in accordance with regulation 15 or 16 (surrender) or regulation 17 (revocation).

(10) Where–

(a)the conditions of a permit have been varied under regulation 13 or affected by a partial transfer, surrender or revocation under regulations 14 to 17; or

(b)there is more than one permit applying to installations on the same site operated by the same operator or to mobile plant operated by the same operator,

SEPA may replace the permit or permits, as the case may be, with a consolidated permit applying to the same installations or mobile plant and subject to the same conditions as the permit or permits being replaced.

(11) Part 2 of Schedule 3 shall apply in relation to applications for the operation of existing Part B installations and mobile plant.

(12) Schedule 4 shall have effect in relation to applications for permits and the determination of applications for permits and Parts 1 and 2 of that Schedule shall be subject to Part 3 of that Schedule (national security and confidential information).

(13) This regulation is subject to paragraphs 5 and 9 of Schedule 3 (applications for a permit to operate existing installations or mobile plant).

(1)

1995 c. 25; the definition of “environmental licences” in section 56(1) of the 1995 Act, which defines that expression for the purposes of section 41 of that Act, is amended by paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 10 to these Regulations.

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