Title: Environmental Permitting Programme. Second consultation on proposals for creating a streamlined environmental permitting and compliance system 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: PB 12124b 
Author 1/Producer: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Defra 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Defra 
Publisher City: Nobel House 17 Smith Square London SW1P 3JR 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/envpermitprog2/ind ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Short description: The Environmental Permitting Programme (EPP) is a Better Regulation initiative designed to reduce costs for business and regulators by cutting red tape, without changing levels of protection for the environment and human health. It will do this by streamlining and simplifying environmental permitting and compliance systems. These systems aim to minimise the environmental impact of business (e.g. by determining whether to give approvals for more potentially polluting processes, and where approvals are issued, by including operating conditions which must be met). EPP seeks to enable them to do this more efficiently and effectively, cutting out unnecessary bureaucracy. The focus is on streamlining and simplifying the nuts and bolts of environmental permitting and compliance systems (e.g. the processes of obtaining, varying and transferring permits), beginning with Waste Management Licensing and Pollution Prevention and Control. No change to environmental standards, who the regulator is or what is regulated. It is designed so that it could be extended to other systems in future. Savings of around £90 million over ten years are forecast, through a reduction of the administrative burden on business and regulators and through wider economic benefits. 
Link to Organisation(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Link to News Items(s):   UK: Second consultation on proposals for creating a streamlined environmental permitting and compliance system
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 07/12/2006