The IED commits EU member states to control and reduce the impact of industrial emissions on the environment. Many sites with existing permits are being issued with new permits or variations to incorporate the requirements of the IED. One of the key changes relates to the assessment of releases to land. Here, a new permit condition is typically imposed to provide an updated ‘baseline’ assessment of site conditions through site investigation and monitoring. New permit conditions typically require operators to undertake groundwater monitoring every five years and soil monitoring every 10 years for the lifetime of the permit. RSK can undertake this monitoring and assessment and provide other supporting services.
RSK’s experience of providing permitting support to operators across a wide range of industrial sectors and in-depth understanding of the requirements of the IED enable it to assist companies in achieving their permitting requirements, including new permits, variations and surrender applications.
We can also provide the following supporting services in relation to permitted sites:
- best-available technique reviews and assistance with new and proposed permit variations
- environmental management system support, and transition to the updated ISO 14001:2015 standard
- energy efficiency support
- raw material and resource efficiency reviews
- waste minimisation and management support
- specialist consultancy support on groundwater monitoring and site investigation
- air quality services
- noise and vibration assessments
- radiological support
- specialist fire risk assessment and planning services.