Statutory guidance

Surface cleaning: process guidance note 6/45

Regulators must use this process guidance note (PGN) to assess applications and write permits for surface cleaning.



Local authority regulators can be:

  • district councils, borough councils, unitary councils or port health authorities in England and Wales
  • the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland
  • district councils or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland

This PGN includes:

  • air emission limits
  • emission monitoring methods
  • best available techniques to control air emissions

Surface cleaning is a ‘Part B’ activity under the local authority pollution prevention and control (LAPPC) regime.

Published 1 June 2014