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Waste Disposal: Environment Protection

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 9830, tabled on 26 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the average length of time was for the Environment Agency to process a waste operation permit application from point of first application to final determination for the 2021-22 financial year; and what proportion of those applications took longer than six months to process.

Answered on

6 June 2022

The Environment Agency determined 221 new bespoke (tailored to a specific business activity) and standard rules waste permits (a set of fixed rules for common activities) for the financial year 2021-22.

The average period from when the permit application was received to when a permit was issued was 226 days. Of the 221 applications determined - 48% took over 6 months (180 days).

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