Pollution from industrial installations in England and Wales has been controlled to some extent for over 150 years.
The Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (the “PPC Regulations”) were introduced under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and build on existing systems.
From April 2008 Local Authorities must have regard to the statutory Regulators Compliance Code in determining their enforcement policies. The Code is being issued under section 22(1) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and supersedes the Cabinet Office Enforcement Concordat. Please see the “web links” tab for the code of practice.
Isle of Anglesey County Council completed an Air Quality Updating and Screening Assessment (USA) in May 2003.
Noise pollution comes in many forms - from a neighbour’s loud music or barking dog, to noise from traffic or a factory.
There is often the misconception of when and where a garden bonfire can be lit.
The nuisance caused by smoke from a domestic property or non-dark smoke from an industrial or trade premises would be considered a statutory nuisance by the Environmental Health section.
The council no longer has responsibility for public sewers or for clearing private sewers and drains. Enquiries and requests for information and services should be directed to the following organisations.
With the exception of Parys Mountain near Amlwch the industrial history of Anglesey does not point to major areas of ground contamination.
It is an offence to let off fireworks during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year, and Chinese New Year (1am).
The council’s Environmental Helalth service is here to help with statutory nuisance.
The Environmental Damage Regulations apply in relation to the prevention and remediation of environmental damage.
Mobile crushers are an increasingly important contribution to reducing the amount of construction waste going to landfill as old material can be re-used.
There are new [Stage II] vapour control requirements for existing service stations that handle more than 3500m3 or more of petrol in any 12-month period beginning on or after 1 January 2007 and new stations handling more than 500m3 of petrol.
The PPC Regulations require all those processes prescribed in Schedule 1 to the Regulations to operate under a permit regime.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas, which results from the radioactive decay of uranium.
Japanese knotweed can grow vigorously and damage buildings and hard surfaces. Once established it can be particularly hard to control.
If you own or use a waste oil burner used in a commercial premises then you should read the defra notes which can be found below.
The legislation that gives effect to Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH), is the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008, SI 2852.
The Environmental Permitting regime operates under the “Polluter Pays” principle and the cost of regulating a permitted installation is covered by an annual subsistence charge paid to the Local Authority by the operator.
Some Part B activities (and many non-Part-B activities) will be subject to waste management licensing (‘WML’), but some are exempt from the need for a licence because they meet the general requirements of Regulation 17 of the WML Regulations (SI 1994/1056, as amended – ‘WMLR’) and the specific conditions for the activity laid down in Schedule 3 to the WMLR.