The Environment Agency is obliged by various pieces of legislation to maintain and make available public registers of information. The Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) came into force on 6 April 2008. These combined Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and Waste Management Licensing (WML) regulations. All existing PPC permits or Waste Management Licences automatically became Environmental Permits from 6 April 2008. The regulations were amended in April 2010 such that all Water Discharge consents, Groundwater authorisations and Radioactive Substances registrations and authorisations automatically became Environmental Permits.
We previously worked with the Environment Agency to design and build a service that published data that supported the initial publication of the Environment Agency public registers of information.