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 2021/2022 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

£5,517 per component

£1,812

Annual subsistance

£1,955 per component (plus
supplement of £1,884 for specified
waste management activities)

£1,131

Variation (standard)

£1,610 per component

No Charge

Variation (substantial)

£2,859 per component

£1,185

Transfer (part)

£1,872 (plus supplement of £1,381 for specified waste management activities)

£538

Transfer (whole)

£356 (plus supplement of £1,357 for
specified waste management activities)

£181

Surrender

£3,006(plus supplement of £2,343 for landfills)

No Charge

Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Charging Scheme 2021

If you have any queries please contact IPRI@daera-ni.gov.uk.

Part C permits

The fees and charges for 2021/2022 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 Part C permit, variation, transfer or surrender please contact the relevant District Council for advice.

The 2021/22 fees are also available to view on the Part C charging scheme itself:

Permit application charges Cost
Standard charge £1,821 per activity
Reduced charge for certain activities £175 per activity
PVR I and II combined £309
Vehicle refinishers £314
Standard subsistence charges Cost
Low £840 per activity
Medium £1,229 per activity
High £1,616 per activity
Reduced subsistence charge for certain activities £175
PVR I and II combined £272
Vehicle refinishers £314
Variation charges Cost
Standard charge £1,165
Reduced charge for certain activities £115
Transfer charges Cost
Transfer of whole permit - standard charge £180
Transfer of whole permit - reduced charge for certain activities £18
Transfer of part permit - standard charge £543
Transfer of part permit - reduced charge for certain activities £54
Additional fee for operating without a permit Cost
Standard charge £1,428
Reduced charge for certain activities £86
Late payment fee £59

Further information

If you would like any further information, please contact the Chemicals and Industrial Pollution Policy (CIPP) Branch of DAERA.

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