All industrial processes have the potential to
release pollution to land, air and water. As well as damaging the
environment, this pollution can pose a risk to human
In order to minimise and
manage potential environmental impacts from
industry, certain processes are regulated under the
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
The Environmental Permitting regime combines
both pollution prevention and control (PPC) and waste
management licensing (WML).
It is an offence for any person or company to
operate a permitted activity without a valid environmental
The regulatory responsibility for the
Environmental Permitting regime is split between the Council
and the Environment Agency.
Part A1 industrial processes
The Environment Agency regulates the larger and
more polluting industries such as landfill sites, fuel and power
stations, metal production and processing, mineral industries
and chemical industries.
Part A2 industrial processes
The Council regulates the medium risk
industrial processes in terms of controlling emissions to air,
land and water, as well as noise, vibration, odour, waste disposal
and energy efficiency. A2 processes include foundries, glass
making, galvanising, rendering, animal carcass incineration,
ceramics and roadstone coating.
Part B industrial processes
The Council also regulates the lower risk
industrial processes in terms of controlling emissions to air.
Part B processes include petrol stations, concrete crushers,
vehicle re-sprayers, small waste oil burners and dry cleaners.
Permit application forms
If you are an operator of a process which
potentially requires a permit there are a number
of application forms which you can download below. If you
are a current operator and wish to apply for a new permit,
vary a permit or surrender a permit, please download the relevant
- Part A2 Surrender
Form (PDF 62.5 KB, opens in new window)
- Part A2 Transfer
Application (PDF 65.1 KB, opens in new window)
- Part A2
Variation Form (PDF 85.4 KB, opens in new window)
B Dry Cleaners Application Form (PDF 62.7 KB, opens in new
B Waste Oil Burner less than 0.4MW Application Form (PDF 67.7 KB,
opens in new window)
B Petrol Stations Application Form (PDF 64.9 KB, opens in new
B Vehicle Re-spraying Application Form (PDF 111 KB, opens in new
- Part B Surrender Form
(PDF 61.6 KB, opens in new window)
- Part B Transfer Form
(PDF 64.1 KB, opens in new window)
- Part B Variation Form
(PDF 79.4 KB, opens in new window)
Dacorum Borough Council
Telephone: 01442 228455
Fax: 01442 228477