1Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuel Permits
An operator of an existing plant, new plant or other combustion plant who wishes to operate that plant under an exception in regulation 4(2) may apply to the local authority in whose area that plant is situated for a sulphur content of liquid fuels permit if the operation of that plant does not require—
(a) an authorisation under Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990; or
(b) a permit under regulations made under section 2 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.
An application under paragraph 1 shall be in writing, accompanied by any fee prescribed in respect of the application under section 8 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and shall contain—
(a) the name and address of the applicant and any other address to which correspondence should be sent and the applicant's telephone number;
(b) the address of the site of the combustion plant, the rated thermal input (in megawatts) and the fuel used in the plant; and
(c) the condition which the applicant wishes to be included in the permit, being a condition referred to in regulation 4(2).
An applicant may withdraw his application at any time before it is determined.
A local authority which receives a duly made application under paragraph 1 shall grant a sulphur content of liquid fuels permit subject to the condition identified in the application.
A sulphur content of liquid fuels permit may be transferred by the holder of the permit to a person who intends to operate the plant to which the permit relates in place of the holder.
The person to whom a sulphur content of liquid fuels permit is so transferred shall—
(a) notify the transfer in writing to the local authority which granted the permit; and
(b) do so within 21 days of the date of the transfer.
The holder of a sulphur content of liquid fuels permit may surrender it to the local authority which granted it and such a surrender—
(a) shall be notified in writing to the local authority within 21 days of the date of the intended surrender; and
(b) where duly notified shall take effect on the surrender date stated in the notification.
In this Schedule “local authority” means—
(a) in Greater London, a London borough council;
(b) in England outside Greater London, a district council or, in relation to an area for which there is a county council but no district council, the county council, and the Council of the Isles of Scilly; and
(c) in Wales, a county council or county borough council.
Section 8 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 shall apply for the purpose of prescribing a fee in respect of an application under paragraph 1 as it applies for the purpose of prescribing a fee in respect of an application for an authorisation under Part I of that Act.
Specified date: 16 February 2007: see reg 1(1).