H1 Annex K: cost & benefit analysis

How to carry out a cost and benefit analysis for your environmental permit

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H1 Annex K: cost & benefit analysis associated with the Industrial Emissions Directive

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The Environment Agency sets permit conditions to achieve a high level of protection for the environment. These are based on the use of the Best available techniques (BAT) which balance the costs to the operator against the benefits to the environment.

Annex K provides guidance on the information an operator needs to provide in a cost and benefit analysis to demonstrate that the techniques they have chosen have achieved this balance.

Annex K is part of the Environment Agency’s H1 Environmental Risk Assessment Framework and should be read in conjunction with the H1 Environmental risk assessment – overview guide to understand how it fits into the framework.

Published 1 April 2010