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 2018/2019 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

£5,228 per component

£1,718

Annual subsistance

£1,853 per component (plus
supplement of £1,786 for specified
waste management activities)

£1,072

Variation (standard)

£1,526 per component

No Charge

Variation (substantial)

£2,710 per component

£1,123

Transfer (part)

£1,750 (plus supplement of £1,292 for
specified waste management activities)

£504

Transfer (whole)

£338 (plus supplement of £1,310 for
specified waste management activities)

£172

Surrender

£2,849 (plus supplement of £2,221 for landfills)

No Charge

Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Charging Scheme 2018

Part C permits

The fees and charges for 2018/2019 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 2018/19 fees are also available to view on the charging scheme itself:

Permit application charges Cost
Standard charge £1,725 per activity
Reduced charge for certain activities £166 per activity
PVR I and II combined £293
Vehicle refinishers £297
Standard subsistence charges Cost
Low £796 per activity
Medium £1,164 per activity
High £1,531 per activity
Reduced subsistence charge for certain activities £166
PVR I and II combined £257
Vehicle refinishers £297
Variation charges Cost
Standard charge £1,103
Reduced charge for certain activities £109
Transfer charges Cost
Transfer of whole permit - standard charge £171
Transfer of whole permit - reduced charge for certain activities £18
Transfer of part permit - standard charge £514
Transfer of part permit - reduced charge for certain activities £51
Additional fee for operating without a permit Cost
Standard charge £1,353
Reduced charge for certain activities £81
Late payment fee £56

 

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