This list is not exclusive and there are other industries that will require a permit that are not detailed here.
Please contact us to confirm whether your industrial installation requires a permit.
- A permit is required if the throughput of petrol exceeds 500,000 litres in any 12 month period.
- All dry cleaners are required to have a permit.
Waste mineral oil (garages)
- All Waste Oil Burners (WOBs) under 0.4 MW require a permit.
- Please note: If you are considering purchasing a WOB please be aware that the proposed Waste Incineration Directive will effectively ban WOBs by making the permit conditions too onerous for most garages to comply with.
- Surface cleaning: 1 tonne in 12 months (if VOC's carcinogenic otherwise 2 tonnes)
- Car vehicle respraying: 1 tonne in 12 months, 0.5 tonne if original vehicle coating.
- Coating of metal and plastic: 5 tonnes in 12 months (if organic solvents)
- Wood coating: 5 tonnes in 12 months.
- 10 000m3 in 12 months (i.e. sawmills) if wood is sawed, planed, drilled etc.
- OR 1000m3 in any other case (i.e. joinery workshops).
- 5 tonnes in 12 months OR 1 tonne if toluene diisocyanate (TDI) is used.
- Mobile crushers - no threshold, most are permitted but some smaller crushers are exempt if trivial.
- Storage of bulk cement - no tonnage/volume threshold (permits required for fixed installations, if mobile cement silo then mobile plant permit required through regional office/home authority).
Surface treatment processes using acid treatment/etching
- Industries with these processes may need a permit if the process is likely to release nitrogen oxides.
- Non-ferrous: capacity less than 4 tonnes per day if lead or cadmium present, otherwise capacity less than 20 tonnes per day (If more than this will be A1/A2).
- Ferrous: if plant production capacity less than 2.5 tonnes per hour (but depends on holding capacities of furnaces) (otherwise will be A1/A2).
- Heatset web offset printing: 15 tonnes
- Publications rotogravure: 25 tonnes
- Flexography, rotary screen, laminating, varnishing, other coating: 5-12 tonnes