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.