Exemption reform timeline

Mar 16, 2023

The recent government response on Exemption reform did not provide details of how the transition would work for those currently operating under the exemptions that will be removed or changed.

A presentation given by the EA explains the timeline but in essence:

  • Those operating under the exemptions being removed – U16, T8, T9 – with have 3 months from the date the Environmental Permitting Regulation amendments come into force to apply for a permit.
  • Those operating under T4, T6, T12 or D7 will have 6 months where their continued activity exceeds to new conditions.
  • Those operating under a U1, S1 or S2 will have 12  months.

More detail is available in the presentation.