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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017

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16.  In schedule 10 (savings and transitional provisions), after Part 4 (fees and charges) insert—

Part 5Medium Combustion Plant

15.(1) Regulation 11 applies to a new medium combustion plant with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 megawatt and less than or equal to 20 megawatts on and after 20th December 2018.

(2) Regulation 11 applies to existing medium combustion plant on and after—

(a)1st January 2024, where the rated thermal input of the plant is greater than 5 megawatts,

(b)1st January 2029, where the rated thermal input of the plant is less than or equal to 5 megawatts.

(3) Paragraph 1(1) of schedule 1B applies to an existing medium combustion plant from 1st January 2025.

(4) Paragraph 1(2) of schedule 1B applies to an existing medium combustion plant from 1st January 2030.

(5) An application for a permit to operate an existing medium combustion plant must be received by SEPA by—

(a)30th June 2023, where the rated thermal input of the plant is greater than 5 megawatts and less than or equal to 20 megawatts,

(b)30th June 2028, where the rated thermal input of the plant is less than or equal to 5 megawatts.

(6) Paragraph 1(1) and (2) of schedule 1B applies to an existing medium combustion plant which is part of a small isolated system or a micro isolated system on and after 1st January 2030.

(7) In this paragraph “small isolated system” and “micro isolated system” have the same meaning as in paragraph 10 of schedule 1B..

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