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EA to explain proposed new water discharge charges

28th Nov 2017 / By Alistair Driver

As part of a fundamental review of its Environment Permitting Regulations (EPR) for 2018-23, the Environment Agency (EA) has developed a charging scheme specifically for EPR water discharge and groundwater activities.

These activities include discharges from disposals to land, as well as sewage and trade treatment plants, cooling water discharges and aquaculture effluent to surface and ground waters.

These will not be the only proposed changes. A formal consultation will n the next few weeks – the agency said it was undertaking a review of its regulatory work and associated charging scheme for 2018-23 'so that it is financially sustainable and works better for business and the environment'. 

The EA will be hosting a series of interactive webinars to give those affected the opportunity to learn more about the proposals for EPR water discharge and groundwater activities. They take place on the following dates:

November 29 at 2.30pm

December 6 at 11am

December 14 at 2pm

These session will last approximately 1 hour and will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about our new charging scheme.

If you wish to join one of the sessions, contact  for more information.

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