Under the current Environmental Protection Act, the operation of installations listed in the regulation on the types of installations that may cause significant pollution of individual natural elements or of the environment as a whole requires an integrated permit. As the name suggests, this permit covers all scopes of environmental impact, i.e.: emissions of gases and dust into the air, water intake, sewage disposal, waste management, and impact on the earth’s surface. These permits are issued, by administrative decision, by the relevant authority, for an indefinite period.
Biogas plants requiring an integrated permit are of the following functions:
- for recovery or disposal using anaerobic digestion with a treatment capacity of not less than 100 tonnes per day,
- for the disposal or recovery of fallen or slaughtered animals or animal by-products with a capacity of more than 10 tonnes per day.
If you are treating waste or by-products within the limits set out above, it means your installation requires an integrated permit.
If you find that you need an integrated permit our team will help you obtain one.
As part of the service:
- firstly, we will help you determine whether such a requirement applies to your business,
- we will draw up on your behalf an application that meets the statutory requirements,
- we will help you compile all the formal attachments required to obtain a permit, e.g., certificates from the National Criminal Register,
- we will develop a risk analysis or initial report,
- we will analyse compliance with BAT (Best Available Technique for installations) if these have been issued for the industry concerned,
- we will carry out laboratory tests (if required),
- we will prepare guidelines for waste storage sites so that they meet the requirements of the law and the implementing regulations,
- we can act as an intermediary and advise on the drafting of the Fire Operative,
- we will determine the amount of registration and stamp duties due,
- we can represent you before local authorities in administrative proceedings,
- we will assist in the preparation of an appeal against a decision refusing to grant the permit if the refusal was unlawful,
- we offer to participate in the inspection activities of the Provincial Inspectorate of Environmental Protection before issuing the permit.