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Integrated Permit

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 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, impact on the earth’s surface. These permits are issued, by administrative decision, by the relevant authority, for an indefinite period.

Examples of installation types requiring an integrated permit:

  • for recovery or a combination of recovery and disposal with a treatment capacity of more than 75 tonnes per day,
  • for recovery or disposal using anaerobic digestion with a treatment capacity of not less than 100 tonnes per day,
  • for the slaughter of animals with a production capacity of more than 50 tonnes of carcasses 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,
  • for the rearing of poultry or breeding pigs by more than:
  1. (a) 40 000 poultry stands,
  2. (b) 2,000 posts for pigs weighing more than 30 kg,
  3. (c) 750 places for sows.

These are just some examples of the qualifications of installations for which an integrated permit is required. Do you carry out this type of activity?


You carry out a different type of activity and aren’t sure if you are subject to a permit requirement?

Contact us and we will be happy to advise you. If it appears 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,

and then:

  • we will draw up an application on your behalf that meets the statutory requirements,
  • we will help you compile all the formal attachments required for authorisation, 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 Conclusions 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 mediate 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 Environmental Protection Agency before issuing the permit.
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