Consultation Outcome: Environment Agency charge proposals from April 2019

The Environment Agency (EA) held a consultation seeking views regarding charge proposals that start in April 2019.

The proposals followed various changes implemented in April 2018 as a result of the EA's Strategic Review of Charges (SRoC) programme.

These further changes were designed to:

- add clarity to existing charging schemes

- accommodate changes in costs of regulation

- make new charging scheme changes that were not included in the SRoC

 The proposals cover:

 - Environment Permitting Regulations (EPR) including closed landfill, Radioactive Substance Regulations, and other EPR changes

- The Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000

- Water abstraction - Dee and Wye standard charge only

- EU Emissions Trading Scheme

- Producer responsibility

- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Compliance Scheme

This consultation closed on 1 February 2019. Details of the outcome can be viewed here.

Source: EA.