Declaration of reduced operation


Pollution Prevention and Control Act, 1999
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

When to use this form

If your installation is for a period of not less than 12 months

a) Being mothballed , or
b) Temporarily operating (or is going to operate) at reduced capacity, below the threshold requiring a permit

You can use this form to declare that this is the case and may be eligible for reduced annual subsistence charges. This is an alternative to surrendering your permit and having to make a new application if production increases or restarts.


Eligibility for reduced charges is limited to a 24-month period from the date of the Council's letter of acceptance and is dependent on your local authority regulator being satisfied that paragraphs a) or b) above are satisfied.

Next steps

When responding to this declaration, your local authority regulator may either:

i) write to you confirming reduced charges. In doing so it will explain what you have to do if circumstances change, and may also vary your permit to require you to provide information to them; or

ii) ask you for more information which shows the basis of your declaration

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