Following on from their consultation on the CCS scheme for assessing and scoring permit compliance, the EA has now published the consultation response document, and the revised guidance.  The streamlined and simplified guidance is an interim policy position. It applies to waste, installations (including intensive farming) and non-nuclear radioactive substances only.

The EA has stated, in its issuing of these documents, that in the longer-term they want to move towards a common framework for regulating across all permitted sites.  However, in the short-term, they’ve decided not to take forward the proposed changes to consolidating ELVs or suspending scores as outlined in the consultation proposals.  They have also decided not to change the service level regarding the timeliness of the CAR form – this will remain as 14 days.

You can find the published guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assessing-and-scoring-environmental-permit-compliance