England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland operate a tiered regulatory system for the control of industrial activities that fall under the Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP) in England and Wales and Pollution Prevention and Control regime (PPC) in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Industrial activities are classified as either higher-risk, which are regulated by the national environmental regulators, or intermediate and lower-risk activities which are regulated by local councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This topic offers advice on compliance for operators of installations subject to the EPP and PPC Regulations regulated by local authorities, as well as the procedure for applying for a permit to run such an installation.

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