Operation of a scrap metal furnace under a Pollution Prevention Control (PPC) permit - paragraph 4 exemption

Paragraph 4 allows the operation, under a Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 permit, of a scrap metal furnace with a holding capacity of less than 25 tonnes and the loading or unloading of the furnace in connection with its operation.

Waste stream permitted

Scrap metal

Quantity

The amount of waste processed will be determined by the scrap metal furnace with a designated holding capacity of less than 25 tonnes.

Storage and location

Storage of the scrap metal must be at the site where the furnace is located (but not in cases where that place is used for carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer).

Additional conditions

The operation must be authorised by an authorisation granted under the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 to the extent that it is or forms part of an activity within paragraph (a), (b) or (d) of Part C of Section 2.1 (ferrous metals), or (a) of Part B or paragraph (a) or (b) of Part C of section 2.2 (non-ferrous metals), of Part I of Schedule 1 to the above regulations.

Part B processes are permitted by the Industrial Pollution and Radiochemical Inspectorate of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). An application form is available from our Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) section

Part C processes are permitted by the local District Council. You must apply to your local district council for a permit.

The relevant PPC permit must be submitted with the Paragraph 4 exemption application.

What the legislation says

The full wording of the paragraph 4 exemption can be found in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003. These Regulations have been amended a number of times. Subsequent legislative updates can be found in The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.

Relevant Objectives in relation to the disposal or recovery of waste are given in paragraph 4 of schedule 3 to the Regulations.

If you think that you can meet the requirements of the paragraph 4 exemption and wish to proceed with the registration please contact:- 

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