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Clean Air, Emission Permit and Environmental Regulation Conditions in a Business License

Chemical industry

The Clean Air Law, 2008 (5768) stipulates that an emission source shall obtain an emission permit. The emission permit is given for a period of 7 years.
It should be noted – The Clean Air Act stipulates in Section 25 item (b) that: “an application to renew an emission permit shall be submitted at least one year and no more than 18 months prior to its expiry; the Minister may determine other dates to submit an application to renew an emission permit…”
Meaning, if you were given the permit during 2012 for 7 years, until 2019, you must submit an application for renewal during 2017. The application should probably be prepared in the coming months.
Whether you require a new emission permit or whether you require a renewal of an existing emission permit, and even if you require changing the conditions of the permit, it is important to know that obtaining an emission permit involves conditions, limitations, and significant investment in equipment, and therefore it is important to ensure that the emission permit conditions are appropriate for the business, its essence, its environmental aspects and the extent of its impact on the air quality without acquisition and operation of expensive and redundant systems which involves significant costs.

The service offered for renewal or changing of an emission permit:

  • Aiming to prevent emission sources at the source or preventing further down the line in order to achieve savings in systems for endpoint treatment or at least reduce the expensive operation costs of the treatment systems.
  • Re-examination of the frequency of pollutants concentration sampling and regular monitoring.
  • Re-examination of designated adjusted solutions which rely on the engineering criteria set by the European Union for the relevant operation field (BREF) and on which the Clean Air Law relies.
  • Planning or re-examination of optimal engineering and chemical solutions at the minimal possible cost.
  • All this, while making optimal use of the required models: AERMOD/ CALPUFF/ CALROADS.
  • Appealing drafts to the permit, providing opinions to the court on existing permits and conditions to the permit.
  • Where appropriate, preparing applications for exemptions or reliefs based on cross media and financial cost.
  • Treating combined environmental regulation (business license conditions on wastewater, ground and waste which accompany the emission permit) as preparation for a “combined environmental licensing law”.
  • Accordance with the IED and IPPC directives –
  • Saving energy.
  • Assisting in executing the permit requirements.

Complementary Services

  • Emission permits for new facilities – contact us
  • PRTR
  • Saving energy
  • Environmental advisory services
  • Setting up an environmental management system and energy management system
  • Training on environment and safety

In order to prepare an emission permit and for environmental regulation, we have a skilled and experienced team that has already prepared and assisted in all approval stages of the emission permits for existing plants and new facilities. It is important to emphasize our success in achieving reliefs based on cross media and financial costs and the significant savings in endpoint treatment systems achieved through accurate and careful work with all BREF specifications.
Hazmat does not sell end equipment to teat air or equipment to treat industrial wastewater, therefore we have no conflict of interests with the offered service and have no will or interest to offer to the client to purchase any equipment, unless it is in the client’s best interests.
For additional details, contact us.