Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control: risk method

Guide for local authorities determining levels of risk for activities regulated under the LAPPC regime.


Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control LAPPC Risk Method March 2009 (Updated July 2013)

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Risk assessment using this method is based upon both the nature of the process and the way in which it’s managed. It’s divided into 2 parts:

  • Environmental Impact Appraisal (EIA), which concerns the potential environmental impacts of a process according to its type, level of upgrading to meet regulatory requirements, and its location (applies to Part 1 activities only)
  • Operator Performance Appraisal (OPA), which relates to how well the operator manages the potential environmental impact of the process
Published 1 April 2005