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Service status update 6 May 2021: PPC Part B Authorisations
What are we able to do now?
We are now able to accept new applications and pre-application proposals
What should you do now?
Email application forms along with supporting information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email pre-application proposal and supporting information to email@example.com
Next update: 14 May 2021
PPC Part B activities
If you intend applying for a Part B permit or hold a permit already, this section will guide you through your obligations.
Part B activities are those listed under Part B within Schedule 1 of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (PPC2012).
These are generally smaller industrial activities and operators of Part B activities require a PPC permit in order to be able to undertake their activity. Permits issued to Part B operators permit discharges to air only.
Before you make any application – whether for a new permit, variation, transfer or surrender – you should:
- check that you are required to make an application and understand the requirements of the legislation;
- read through the relevant application form(s) and its associated technical guidance documents.
- How do I make a new application?
- How do I vary, transfer or surrender an existing permit?
- How long does it take to process an application?
- Permit reviews
- The Public Participation Directive (PPD)
- Guidance and application forms
- Contact us
Before making any application for a Part B PPC permit, it is strongly recommended that you contact us to discuss your application. These discussions will help inform you about the permitting process, the types of information you will have to provide and the types of controls that will be included in your permit.
You must ensure you have a permit before your activity commences and comply with all the requirements of PPC 2012 when your permit is issued.
If you intend to submit an application for a permit for an activity described in Schedule 1, you must complete the relevant application forms for a permit.
New applications are subject to charges.
To vary, transfer or surrender a permit, please complete the relevant application forms found on our webpage:
Once completed, please return your form to the registrar at the appropriate area office, as stated on the application form, along with the relevant fee .
The regulations set down statutory periods following receipt of an application, within which we will normally reach a decision:
- New permit applications – four months.
- An application for a variation – four months if consultation is undertaken under the terms of the regulations and three months in other cases.
- An application for a transfer – two months.
- An application for surrender – three months.
A periodic review of your permit will take place and any new conditions will be based on conditions including relevant technical guidance and general principles of BAT described in schedule 3 of the PPC 2012 regulations.
We will contact permit holders before any review takes place.
Further relevant information on Part B of PPC 2012 is available within our guidance and application forms page.
For more information about any aspect of Part B of PPC 2012, please contact us.