Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Act
The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1990:
- Defines within England, Scotland and Wales the legal framework for duty of care for waste, contaminated land and statutory nuisance and control of emissions into the environment.
- Required that all new potentially polluting industrial plants would be required to undergo a process to ensure that any pollution is minimised; and that unacceptable levels do not arise
- set out a timetable, under which all existing potentially polluting would be assessed in the same way as new processes.
Under the Act, Health Authorities are statutory consultees, who are required to respond to IPPC applications within a period of (IIRC) 30 days. (It is possible to "stop the clock" if more information is required.)