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Local Air Pollution Control

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

Charges to cover the costs of local enforcing authorities in regulating processes which are subject to Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Local Air Pollution Control (LAPC)) were introduced in April 1991. Interim charges for installations which are subject to the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 (Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC) and Local Authority—Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC)) were introduced in August 2000.

With the approval of the Treasury to the extent required, and following consultation with local authority associations and industry, I have revised the scheme specifying the scale of fees and charges in respect of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act.

This amendment to the scheme specifies the scale of fees and charges for certain dry cleaning applications. Namely, an increase in the application fee that existing dry cleaners must pay from £134 to £200 with effect from 1 November 2006.

The basis of this increase is set out in the consultation paper, which is available on the DEFRA website at the following website address :