HMIP confirms tough permit policy

For the second time this autumn, a successful prosecution has been taken by HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) against a company found operating without a permit.

In October, HMIP took an RMC subsidiary to court for operating a roadstone coating plant without a registration certificate, as required by the Alkali Works Regulation Act 1906. In the past, similar cases rarely ended in court, and the prosecution appeared to signify a tougher line by HMIP to enforcements of the registration rules (ENDS Report 201, p 37 

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