What it contains

EPA’s Permissions scheme policy sets out our approach to implementing the new permissions scheme from 1 July 2021. It also aims to provide clarity on how we will exercise our regulatory powers and be held to account for our decisions.

This policy:

  • sets the context for permissions within the new legislative framework and the roles of the permission tiers
  • outlines at a high level the factors we will consider in assessing permissions
  • highlights the interactions between the permissions scheme and the regulatory framework for the management of waste.
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23 June 2021

Reviewed 31 August 2023