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 2020/2021 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 2020/21 fees are also available to view on the Part C charging scheme itself:

Permit application charges Cost
Standard charge £1,788 per activity
Reduced charge for certain activities £172 per activity
PVR I and II combined £303
Vehicle refinishers £308
Standard subsistence charges Cost
Low £825 per activity
Medium £1,207 per activity
High £1,587 per activity
Reduced subsistence charge for certain activities £172
PVR I and II combined £267
Vehicle refinishers £308
Variation charges Cost
Standard charge £1,144
Reduced charge for certain activities £113
Transfer charges Cost
Transfer of whole permit - standard charge £177
Transfer of whole permit - reduced charge for certain activities £18
Transfer of part permit - standard charge £533
Transfer of part permit - reduced charge for certain activities £53
Additional fee for operating without a permit Cost
Standard charge £1,402
Reduced charge for certain activities £84
Late payment fee £58

Further information

If you would like any further information, please contact the Air and Environmental Quality Unit of DAERA.

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