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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

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Part 1 of Schedule 1 (activities, installations and mobile plant—interpretation and application: general)

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19.—(1) Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1 (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “directly associated activity”, omit “, in relation to an activity other than a SED activity,”;

(b)in the definition of “installation”, omit “(except where used in the definition of “excluded plant” in Section 5.1 of Part 2 of this Schedule)”;

(c)for the definition of “Part A(1) installation” substitute—

“Part A(1) installation” means an installation where a Part A(1) activity is carried on either alone or in combination with any or all of the following—

(a)

an A(2) activity;

(b)

a Part B activity;

(c)

the operation of a small waste incineration plant;

(d)

a solvent emission activity;;

(d)for the definition of “Part A(2) installation” substitute—

“Part A(2) installation” means an installation where a Part A(2) activity is carried on either alone or in combination with any or all of the following—

(a)

a Part B activity;

(b)

the operation of a small waste incineration plant;

(c)

a solvent emission activity;;

(e)omit the definitions of “Part A mobile plant”, “Part A(1) mobile plant” and “Part A(2) mobile plant”;

(f)in the definition of “Part B installation”, after “is carried on” insert—

either alone or in combination with either or both of the following—

(a)

the operation of a small waste incineration plant;

(b)

a solvent emission activity;

(g)in the definition of “Part B mobile plant” omit “, not being Part A mobile plant,”.

(3) In paragraph 2(2) and (3) (activities falling within more than one Part description) omit “(other than a description in Section 7)”.

(4) In paragraph 3 (application of activities falling within Sections 1.1 to 6.9 of Part 2)—

(a)in the heading and first line of the paragraph, omit “Sections 1.1 to 6.9 of”;

(b)for sub-paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)carried on at an installation, other than a waste incineration plant or a waste co-incineration plant, or by means of Part B mobile plant, where the installation or plant is used solely for research, development and testing of new products or processes;;

(c)omit “or” immediately preceding sub-paragraph (f) and at the end insert—

; or

(g)carried on at a waste incineration plant or a waste co-incineration plant used for research, development and testing in order to improve the incineration process and which treats less than 50 tonnes of waste per year.

(5) For paragraph 4 substitute—

Application of thresholds in Part 2

4.  For the purposes of assessing whether an activity is above any of the thresholds given in Part 2 of this Schedule, where several activities falling under the same description of activity containing a threshold are operated in the same installation, the capacities of those activities must be added together..

(6) In paragraph 6 (application of Part B activities: releases into the air) omit sub-paragraph (2)(a).

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