The team has an in-depth knowledge of the latest regulations and guidance and can draw upon an extensive in-house team of technical specialists for all aspects of environmental permit application or COMAH Safety Case preparation.
We support clients throughout the entire permitting process, whether it be a full environmental permit application for an installation or waste operation, additional specialist support in the form of compliance reviews, permit variations and surrenders, or best available techniques (BAT) assessments.
Our team have the relevant skills and expertise to support Client’s in relation to:
- IED Permit Applications and Improvement Planning
- Conducting BAT assessments and options appraisals
- Medium Combustion Plant permitting
- Local Authority emissions permitting
- Regulator liaison
We have extensive experience in waste operations and water discharge activities supporting clients in the highways and transport sector who are required to obtain Flood Risk Activity Permits as part of wider projects. We also work with clients who operate waste facilities, such as energy from waste power plants and transfer stations.
Our team are familiar with all types of permitting requirements and regulator expectations and keep up-to-date with relevant regulator guidance and industry best practice to ensure that all of our client’s permitting needs and expectations are fully satisfied.
COMAH / Seveso III Consenting
Manufacturing and storage installations which hold more than a specified quantity of hazardous materials may be subject to the Control of Major Accident Hazard regulations, which implement the EU Seveso III Directive in the UK and places certain key requirements on the operator.
There are two thresholds for dangerous substances under COMAH. These threshold quantities vary for specific named dangerous substances or categories of substances and depending on which threshold is exceeded the site can fall as either a lower tier or upper tier COMAH establishment.
Our dedicated Process Safety consultants support clients finding themselves subject to COMAH due to a change in the process they operate or where clients are considering new establishments. In either case, we can manage the project throughout, from the initial discussion with the local COMAH Intervention Manager (CIM), through the notification requirements to full submission of a Lower Tier Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP) and Safety Management System (SMS) or Top Tier COMAH Safety Case.
We can prepare the following related studies/applications as well:
- Hazardous Substance Consent
- Occupied Buildings Risk Assessment
- ALARP Demonstrations