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The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has issued a consultation seeking comments on the Department’s proposed protections of air quality and human health through the transposition of the MCP Directive.
MCPs are used to generate heat for large buildings (offices, hotels, hospitals, prisons) and industrial processes, as well as power generation.
They will affect operators of combustion plants with a thermal input of 1 to 50 megawatts. The Directive requires all plant in scope to be registered or permitted and sets limits on the levels of pollutants that these plants can emit according to their type, size, age, fuel type and annual operating hours. It also requires operators to test emissions from their plants to demonstrate compliance with emission limits.
The consultation is also seeking views on how to control nitrogen dioxide emissions from high emitting diesel generators.
The Department propose to transpose the MCPD and introduce emission controls for generators through amendments to the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013.
You have until the 16 August 2017 to send your views and comments on the proposals set out in the consultation document to the Department.
Full details of how to respond are contained in the consultation document that can be accessed here
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
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