Pollution Prevention and Control fees and charges

Operators of PPC (Pollution Prevention and Control) activities are required to pay a fee to the government regulator to cover the regulator’s costs.

This is in line with the ‘Polluter Pays’ key principle, where the operator bears the cost of any measures to prevent environmental harm that they may cause.

Part A and Part B permits

The fees and charges for 2019/2020 relating to Part A and Part B permits issued under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 are summarised below:

Charge Category

Part A

Part B (per installation)

Permit application

£5,321 per component

£1,748

Annual subsistance

£1,886 per component (plus
supplement of £1,817 for specified
waste management activities)

£1,091

Variation (standard)

£1,553 per component

No Charge

Variation (substantial)

£2,758 per component

£1,143

Transfer (part)

£1,806 (plus supplement of £1,333 for
specified waste management activities)

£520

Transfer (whole)

£344 (plus supplement of £1,333 for
specified waste management activities)

£175

Surrender

£2,899 (plus supplement of £2,260 for landfills)

No Charge

Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Charging Scheme 2019

Part C permits

The fees and charges for 2019/2020 relating to Part C permits issued under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 are listed below.

If you wish to make an application for a permit, variation, transfer or surrender please contact the relevant District Council for advice.

The 2019/20 fees are also available to view on the charging scheme itself:

Permit application charges Cost
Standard charge £1,756 per activity
Reduced charge for certain activities £169 per activity
PVR I and II combined £298
Vehicle refinishers £302
Standard subsistence charges Cost
Low £810 per activity
Medium £1,185 per activity
High £1,558 per activity
Reduced subsistence charge for certain activities £169
PVR I and II combined £262
Vehicle refinishers £302
Variation charges Cost
Standard charge £1,123
Reduced charge for certain activities £111
Transfer charges Cost
Transfer of whole permit - standard charge £174
Transfer of whole permit - reduced charge for certain activities £18
Transfer of part permit - standard charge £523
Transfer of part permit - reduced charge for certain activities £52
Additional fee for operating without a permit Cost
Standard charge £1,377
Reduced charge for certain activities £82
Late payment fee £57

 

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