Consultation outcome

Environment Agency charge proposals from April 2019

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Original consultation


We want your views on our charge proposals that will start in April 2019.

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Consultation description

The proposals follow various changes implemented in April 2018 as a result of our Strategic Review of Charges (SRoC) programme.

These further changes are designed to:

  • add clarity to existing charging schemes
  • accommodate changes in costs of regulation
  • make new charging scheme changes that were not included in the SRoC

The proposals cover:

  • Environment Permitting Regulations (EPR) including closed landfill, Radioactive Substance Regulations, and other EPR changes
  • The Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000
  • Water abstraction - Dee and Wye standard charge only
  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Producer responsibility - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Compliance Scheme

We invite comments from:

  • charge-payers
  • trade associations
  • government, businesses and other regulators
  • non-government organisations
  • individuals
  • community groups
  • other interested parties
Published 3 December 2018
Last updated 1 April 2019 + show all updates
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