Exemption List

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

Exemptions can be registered on line with the Environment Agency, free for all except T11 which costs £840.

By registering an Exemption, a business effectively places themselves on the EA radar who then have the right to visit the site to ensure it is operating to necessary criteria. An Exemption lasts for 3 years. 

If you require assistance with registering Exemptions, please contact 360 Environmental.

Where links are shown, these will connect to the EA explanation of the requirements.

The The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 show all the new Exemptions in Schedule 3.

Defra have produced Draft Guidance on how the new Exemptions will work.

New Exemption reference

Description

2007 EP Regs Exemption

Description

Use of waste

 

 

U1

Use of waste for construction

Para 9

Para 19

Land reclamation or improvement
Waste for construction

U2

Use of baled tyres in construction

 

 

U3

Use of construction waste for exhibits etc

Para 19

Waste for construction

U4

Burning of waste as a fuel in a small plant

Para 5

Burning waste as a fuel in an exempt appliance

U5

Use of biodiesel derived from waste

 

 

U6

Use of sludge for the purposes of re-seeding a waste water treatment plant

 

 

U7

Use of effluent to clean a highway gravel bed

 

 

U8

Use of waste for a specified purpose

Para 15

Beneficial use of waste

U9

Use of waste to manufacture finished goods

Para 14

The manufacture of finished goods from waste

U10

Spreading waste on agricultural land to confer benefit

Para 7
Para 36
Para 47

Waste fore the benefit of land
Spreading of dredgings
Treating land by the spreading of agricultural waste (milk)

U11

Spreading waste on non-agricultural land to confer benefit

Para 7
Para 9

Waste for the benefit of land
Land reclamation or improvement

U12

Use of mulch

 

 

U13

Spreading of plant matter to confer benefit

 

 

U14

Incorporation of ash into soil

 

 

U15

Pig and poultry ash

 

 

U16

Use of depolluted end-of-life vehicles for vehicle parts

 

 

Treatment of waste

 

 

T1

Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating relevant waste

Para 4

Cleaning, washing, spraying or coating of waste packaging and containers

T2

Recovery of textiles

Para 20

Laundering or cleaning waste textiles

T3

Treatment of waste metals and metal alloys by heating for the purposes of removing grease etc

Para 44

Apply to your local authority

T4

Preparatory treatments (baling, sorting, shredding etc)

Para 11

Treatment of waste for the purpose of recovery

T5

Screening and blending of waste

Para 13


Para 21

Manufacture and treatment of construction materials and timber products
Chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising of waste plant matter.

T6

Treatment of waste wood and waste plant matter by chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising

Para 21

Chipping, shredding, cutting or pulverising of waste plant matter

T7

Treatment of waste bricks, tiles and concrete by crushing, grinding or reducing in size

Para 24

Apply to your local authority

T8

Mechanical treatment of end-of-life tyres

 

 

T9

Recovery of scrap metal

Para 45

Recovery of scrap metal or the dismantling of waste motor vehicles

T10

Sorting mixed waste

 

 

T11

Repair or refurbishment of WEEE

Para 40

Repair or refurbishment of WEEE

T12

Manual treatment of waste

 

 

T13

Treatment of waste food

 

 

T14

Crushing and emptying waste vehicle oil filters

 

 

T15

Treatment of waste aerosol cans

 

 

T16

Treatment of waste toner cartridges by sorting, dismantling, cleaning or refilling

 

 

T17

Crushing waste fluorescent tubes

Para 42

Crushing of waste gas discharge lamps

T18

Dewatering using flocculants

 

 

T19

Physical treatment of waste edible oil and fat to produce biodiesel

 

 

T20

Treatment of waste at a water treatment works

Para 10

Sewage and water treatment works

T21

Recovery of waste at a waste water treatment works

Para 10

Sewage and water treatment works

T22

Treatment of animal by-product waste at a collection centre

Para 23

Recovery of waste consisting of animal by-products at a collection centre

T23

Aerobic composting and associated prior treatment

Para 12

Composting waste

T24

Anaerobic digestion at premises used for agriculture and burning of resultant biogas

Para 12

Composting waste

T25

Anaerobic digestion at premises not used for agriculture and burning of resultant biogas

Para 12

Composting waste

T26

Treatment of kitchen waste in a wormery

 

 

T27

Treatment of sheep dip for disposal

 

 

T28

Sorting and de-naturing of controlled drugs for disposal

 

 

T29

Treatment of non-hazardous pesticide washings by carbon filtration for disposal

 

 

T30

Recovery of silver

Para 22

Recovery of silver from waste printing and photographic wastes

T31

Recovery of monopropylene glycol from aircraft antifreeze fluids

 

 

T32

Treatment of waste in a biobed or biofilter

Para 16

Biobeds

T33

Recovery of central heating oil by filtration

 

 

Disposal of waste

 

 

D1

Deposit of waste from dredging of inland waters

Para 25

Deposit of dredgings from inland waterways

D2

Deposit of waste from a railway sanitary convenience

Para 31

Discharge of sanitary waste from passenger train

D3

Deposit of waste from a portable sanitary convenience

Para 32

Burial of sanitary waste from removable receptacle

D4

Deposit of agricultural waste consisting of plant tissue under a Plant Health notice

Para 37

Deposit of agricultural waste consisting of plant tissue at the place of production

D5

Depositing samples of waste for the purposes of testing or analysing them

Para 38

Deposit or storage of waste samples

D6

Disposal by incineration

Para 29

Burning of waste in exempt incinerator at place of production

D7

Burning waste in the open

Para 30

Burning of waste on open land at place of production

D8

Burning waste at a port under a Plant Health notice

Para 46

Burning plant tissue waste and wood at a dock

Storage of waste

 

 

S1

Storage of waste in secure containers

Para 18

Storage of waste in a secure container

 

S2

Storage of waste in a secure place

Para 17

Para 41

Storage of waste in a secure place
Storage of WEEE pending recovery elsewhere

S3

Storage of sludge

Para 8

Secure storage of sludge

 

Further information can be found on both Simple and Complex Exemptions on the Environment Agency, SEPA and NIEA website.