What is Pollution Prevention and Control?
This is an environmental licensing system for regulating pollution from certain industrial and commercial processes. These processes have the potential to cause air pollution and are known as Part B Processes. Any business involved in these regulated activities may not be legally operated until they are granted permits. The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2008 specify which industrial processes are required to hold permits. The Council is currently responsible for regulating about 53 processes across the city ranging from petrol stations and waste oil burners to large manufacturing plants. Officers in the Council’s Environmental Protection Team are working with industry to improve environmental performance and to ensure compliance with the legal requirements of their permits.