Factsheet: Environmental Permitting Programme

Environmental Permitting Programme

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental Permitting Programme
Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP): Phase 1 of the Environmental Permitting Programme (2005-2008) created a single regulatory system to integrate Waste Management Licensing and Pollution Prevention and Control and create a simplified system. EPP 1 was introduced in 2007 as the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, replacing individual 41 statutory instruments. The specific provisions and thresholds for waste incineration and pollution prevention and control have not been significantly changed, simply consolidated into the single framework. The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) 2010 replaced the 2007 Regulations. In 2007 the regulations combined the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and Waste Management Licensing (WML) regulations. Their scope is now widened to include water discharge and groundwater activities, radioactive substances and provision for a number of Directives, including the Mining Waste Directive.
regulate environmental permitting programme
Responsible Authority: 
Environment Agency


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