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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

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SECTION 4.2Inorganic Chemicals
Part A(1)

(a)Producing inorganic chemicals such as—

(i)gases, such as ammonia, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen sulphide, oxides of carbon, sulphur compounds, oxides of nitrogen, hydrogen, oxides of sulphur, phosgene;

(ii)acids, such as chromic acid, hydrofluoric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, phosphoric acid, nitric acid, sulphuric acid, oleum and chlorosulphonic acid;

(iii)bases, such as ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide;

(iv)salts, such as ammonium chloride, potassium chlorate, potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate, perborate, silver nitrate, cupric acetate, ammonium phosphomolybdate;

(v)non-metals, metal oxides, metal carbonyls or other inorganic compounds such as calcium carbide, silicon, silicon carbide, titanium dioxide;

(vi)halogens or interhalogen compound comprising two or more of halogens, or any compound comprising one or more of those halogens and oxygen.

(b)Unless falling within any other Section, any manufacturing activity which is likely to result in the release into the air of any hydrogen halide (other than the manufacture of glass or the coating, plating or surface treatment of metal) or which is likely to result in the release into the air or water of any halogen or any of the compounds mentioned in paragraph (a)(vi) (other than the treatment of water).

(c)Unless falling within any other Section, any manufacturing activity involving the use of hydrogen cyanide or hydrogen sulphide.

(d)Unless falling within any other Section, any manufacturing activity (other than the application of a glaze or vitreous enamel) involving the use of, or the use or recovery of, any compound of any of the following elements—

(i)antimony;

(ii)arsenic;

(iii)beryllium;

(iv)gallium;

(v)indium;

(vi)lead;

(vii)palladium;

(viii)platinum;

(ix)selenium;

(x)tellurium;

(xi)thallium,

where the activity may result in the release into the air of any of those elements or compounds or the release into water of any substance listed in paragraph 7 of Part 1.

(e)Recovering any compound of cadmium or mercury.

(f)Unless falling within any other Section, any manufacturing activity involving the use of mercury or cadmium or any compound of either element or which may result in the release into air of either of those elements or their compounds.

(g)Unless carried on as part of any other activity within this Schedule—

(i)recovering, concentrating or distilling sulphuric acid or oleum;

(ii)recovering nitric acid;

(iii)purifying phosphoric acid.

(h)Unless falling within any other Section, any activity (other than the combustion or incineration of carbonaceous material as defined in the Interpretation of Part A(1) of Section 1.2) which is likely to result in the release into the air of any acid-forming oxide of nitrogen.

(i)Unless carried on as part of any other activity within this Schedule, recovering ammonia.

(j)Extracting any magnesium compound from sea water.

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