Does your business have an Environmental Permit exemption for a waste management activity? If so, you should be aware of an approaching deadline. 01/10/12 is the date at which many exemptions registered under the old system need to be transferred to a new system. The Environment Agency’s web site holds a Table showing all old exemptions and what it should now be converted into, together with the deadline. More detail, including on how to register, can be found on the Agency’s web site under New Waste Exemptions System.
Waste management exemptions apply to many activities that are low risk, and therefore don’t warrant a full Environmental Permit. Most exemptions need to be registered with the Environment Agency, although some of the activities previously requiring registration are now exempt by default.