What it contains

EPA provides a simple, specific approval procedure, known as research, development and demonstration (RD&D) approval, for genuine RD&D projects that would otherwise require works approval. Large projects that pose the same level of risk of environmental impact as established commercial scale industrial processes will have to undergo the usual works approval. Small-scale research at recognised research institutions would not normally make the premises scheduled and these situations should be discussed with EPA. This publication replaces publication 1369.6, published July 2016. Also see F1011, Research, development and demonstration (RD&D) approvals application form.
Publication number
Guideline; Licences and approvals; Resource Efficiency; Licensing and works approvals
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Release date
22 December 2017

Reviewed 30 December 2019