Using controlled burn during fires, PPG28: prevent pollution

Guidance on using a controlled burn strategy to prevent or reduce pollution during fires at commercial and industrial sites.

This publication was withdrawn on

All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.

Pollution prevention guidance contained a mix of regulatory requirements and good practice advice. The Environment Agency does not provide ‘good practice’ guidance.

Current guidance explains how to: report an environmental incident, get permission to discharge to surface or groundwater, manage business and commercial waste, store oil and any oil storage regulations, discharge sewage with no mains drainage, work on or near water and manage water on land.


(PPG28) Using controlled burn during fires: prevent pollution

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Pollution Prevention Guidance 28 (PPG28) describes how to decide when and how to use a controlled burn as part of a fire fighting strategy. It only applies to commerical and industrial sites.

Controlled burn is a strategy used by the Fire and Rescue Services to restrict their use of foam and water during a fire, to prevent or reduce damage to the environment.

Published 1 July 2007