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Publication - Consultation paper

Consultation on proposals for an integrated authorisation framework

Published: 12 Jan 2017
Part of:
Environment and climate change

Consultation on proposals for integrating Scottish Environment Protection Agency's principle regulatory regimes.

Annex 2 - The regulated activities

The table below provides an overview of the proposed regulated activities being considered.

Activity Notes
1. Operating an Annex I to IED installation.
This is any activity described in Annex 1 of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) (Directive 2010/75/EU)
2. Operating a solvents installation.
This is any activity described in Part 1 or Annex 7 of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) (Directive 2010/75/EU).
3. Carrying out an industrial pollution risk activity. This is any activity currently listed in Part A or B of Schedule 1 to the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 that is not an IED or solvents installation.
4. Operating a medium combustion plant. This is any combustion plant with a rated thermal input of between 1 and 50 MW as described in the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) (Directive (EU) 2015/2193).
5. Operating an EED activity. This activity will cover installations described in articles 14(5) to (8) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU).
6. Production of radioactive material.
These activities include the activities in sections 6, 9, 13 and 14 of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 although the new regulated activities combine some of the RSA 1993 activities and introduce a new activity of production of radioactive material. More detail on this is provided in Part 7.

7. Keeping and use of radioactive material.
8. Management of radioactive waste.
9. Activities liable to cause pollution of the water environment.
These activities are the same as those set out in Regulation 3 of the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.
10. Artificial recharge or augmentation of groundwater.

11. Abstraction of water from the water environment.
12. Construction, alteration or operation of impounding works in surface water or wetlands.
13. Carrying out building or engineering works, or works other than those referred to in (12) -
(i) in inland water (other than groundwater) or wetlands; or
(ii) in the vicinity of inland water or wetlands and having or likely to have a significant adverse impact on the water environment.
14. The direct, or indirect discharge, and any activity likely to cause a direct or indirect discharge, into groundwater of any hazardous substance or other pollutant.
15. Any other activity which directly, or indirectly, has, or is likely to have, a significant adverse impact on the water environment.
16. The collection, transport, recovery and disposal of waste, and including actions taken as a dealer or broker.
This is a broad activity which captures the current range of regulated waste activities and transposes Articles 23 and 26 of the Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC). More detail is provided in Part 6.