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EA consults on charges

The Environment Agency (EA) is consulting on changes to its charges for environmental regulation.

This follows last year’s strategic review of charges programme, which the EA said meant charges were now calculated in a consistent way for different regimes.

It is now consulting on changes to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, including on closed landfill and radioactive substances, and the WEEE compliance scheme.

The EA said charges for closed landfills had not kept pace with costs, having been little changed since the 1990s, and proposed two options for overhauling this regime.

Proposed changes to the WEEE producer responsibility charges within the Waste (Miscellaneous) Charging Scheme and to the EU emissions trading scheme were described as “minor amendments”.

Other potential changes are on regulations governing the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and other dangerous substances, the standard charge for water abstraction on the Dee and Wye.




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