Do I need to change from IPPC to an Environmental Permit?
It depends on what kind of operation / installation you are running.
Under IPPC District / County Council Part B Waste Permits are being moving on the the environmental permitting system. Whilst larger more complex activities such as paper and pulp manufacture, may well stay with the IPPC permit.
As a rule for waste activities you will probably need to change to the Environmental permitting System, for Part A or Part A(2) installations you will probably stay under the IPPC system for the time being
To order to keep your IPPC Environmental Permit you could try:
However, there are some changes that can not be made such as altering the boundary of your installation, or changing the nature of your installation significantly, in this instance you will have to hold fast or apply for a Bespoke Environmental Permit.
Changing over to an Environmental Permit from and IPPC permit can be expensive, due to the large amounts of supporting documentation required.
SWEL have first hand experience of making alteration to IPPC permits, click on the link to find out more.
Please feel free to contact SWEL to discuss any aspects of IPPC permits and Environmental Permitting Compliance Issues.