LA-IPPC / LAPPC Inspections

Martin Environmental Solutions offer LA-IPPC and LAPPC services to the Private Sector and Local Government, either conducting inspections and enforcements or working with a business to ensure compliance with permit conditions.

We hold the CIEH Certificate in Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, the recognised qualification for local authority LA-IPPC / LAPPC enforcement officers.

Private Sector

Many businesses, including petrol stations, dry cleaners, heavy industry, combustion plants, mineral extraction, users of high volumes of solvent, and some intensive farm operations, are liable under Environmental Permitting Regulations to apply for a permit to operate their process.

Failure to comply with or apply for a permit may result in up to £50,000 in fines, 6 months in prison and / or suspension of your permit meaning your business is unable to operate.

Complying with LA-IPPC and LAPPC is a very onerous task which requires the operator to demonstrate that Best Available Techniques (BAT) are employed at the installation. Undertaking this job is a time-consuming endeavour and a major distraction to a company and is therefore best outsourced to a competent consultant.

Martin Environmental Solutions will work with you to complete your permit application from preliminary assessments to the submission of the completed application to the enforcement authority and successful granting of the permit.

We will:

  • Obtain, collate and present all the required information for completion of the application.
  • Act as first point of contact between the client and the regulator.
  • Represent clients in all meetings with the enforcement authority.
  • Undertake and project manage all necessary works to achieve authorisation, including requisition of required equipment.
  • Provide agreed, regular reports on the progress of the application to the client.
  • Preparation of Permit compliance programmes and training.

Local Government

LA-IPPC is one of the most demanding disciplines on local authority environmental health departments in terms of technical expertise required to produce Permits, interpret detailed Process Guidance Notes and to efficiently and effectively inspect complex industrial processes.

Martin Environmental Solutions specialise in providing a contract service to local authorities for the inspection, risk rating and permitting of Prescribed Processes, supplying a complete solution to local authorities in dealing with LA-IPPC and LAPPC.

Inspection contracts can include:

  • Updating computer records following inspections
  • Risk scoring
  • Inspection reports
  • Maintaining public registers

Projects can also include:

  • Complaint investigation
  • BAT determination
  • Permit reviews and audits
  • Identification of unregulated installations
  • Completion of annual returns to DEFRA

Services provided are at a percentage of the subsistence fees received making it cost effective to outsource the work and freeing up staff for more reactive work.

Purpose of LA-IPPC / LAPPC

Under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, local authorities must regulate certain types of factory and other activities such as dry cleaners. This is to reduce any pollution they may cause and, in particular, to help improve air quality. Businesses which operate these premises must have a permit.

These are split into 'Part B' and 'Part A2' installations. The Part B regime is known as Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC), and the A2 regime as Local Authority Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control (LA-IPPC).

For more information, you could refer to the DEFRA website:

Or if you prefer, contact us and we can provide further advice.

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Throughout the North West

Based in Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, Martin Environmental Solutions are well placed to provide environmental health consultant services and advice to local government and businesses throughout the North West.

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