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Agriculture: Incineration

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Farming and the Environment, Jane Kennedy, on 24 November 2008 (Official Report, House of Commons, cols. 847–48W), whether the methodology used by the Environment Agency for determining large-scale incineration projects is different from that used by applicants; if so, how; and why. [HL708]

Applications for permits to operate large-scale waste incinerators under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 are determined by the Environment Agency's National Permitting Service.

These are determined in accordance with the guidance contained in the Environmental Permitting Core Guidance and Environmental Permitting Guidance: The Directive on the Incineration of Waste. These documents are available on Defra's website and applicants will use this guidance when preparing their applications.