IPPC Form C: Application for Variation
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Form IPPC Part C: Application for a Variation
For ERA use only. Application reference
Use this part of the form if you are applying to vary the conditions or any other provision contained in your permit.Please read carefully Appendix I attached with this application.
C1 About the installation
Please fill in the installation table below with details of all the activities and operators at the whole installation, even if you are applying for a permit in respect of only part of the installation.In Column 1: Activities in “the stationary technical unit”, please describe all activities listed in Annex I to the Industrial Emissions Directive that are proposed to be carried out.For Directly associated activities, please identify any directly associated activities proposed to be carried out on the same site which:- have a technical connection with the activities in the stationary technical unit; and- could have an effect on pollution.These could include, for example, boilers, generators, water purification systems, scrubbers and other air purification systems.In Column 2: Schedule 1 references, write the category the installation falls under in Schedule 1 of the Industrial Emissions (IPPC) Regulations (LN 10/13), e.g. 1.1, 5.3(b)(i).In Column 3: Operator, write the name of the operator for each activity (if you are the operator yourself, write “Applicant”).In Column 4: Variations, indicate how the proposed changes would affect the activities.
C1.1 Installation details
Permitted activities in the stationary technical unit
COLUMN 2Schedule 1 references
COLUMN 4Proposed variations
Directly associated activities
C1.2 Non-technical description
Please provide a non-technical description of the proposed changes.
Document reference number
C1 About the installation continued
C1.3 The proposed variations
Please provide a summary of the variations which you are applying for.This should include:- a description of the change in operation requiring the variation;- an indication of the variations to the conditions of the permit that you wish to apply for.
Document reference number for the summary
C1.4 Site maps and reports
Are you proposing any change in operation that would result in additional land being included within the site of the installation?
If yes, please provide:
A site report, describing the condition of the site of that part of the installation in respect of which you are applying for a variation, and, in particular, identifying any substance in, on or under the land which may constitute a pollution risk. A baseline report assessing the state of the groundwater and land may also be required by the Authority.
Document reference number for map(s)
A suitable map (or maps) showing the location of the site of the installation, and the area for which a variation of the IPPC permit is being applied for. The outline of the site and the area requiring the variation should be clearly marked in colour, and the surroundings of the site should be included in the map.
Suitable block plans, properly labelled, showing any changes to the location and nature of the various activities being proposed on that site.
Document reference number for plans
All maps and plans submitted shall be to scale, using a scale rule. Soft copies of plans should be submitted in .pdf format only.
C2 Your proposed techniques
C2.1 Environmental Management System
Provide details of any changes to environmental management techniques resulting from your proposals.
C2.2 Proposed activities
C2.2.1 Describe any proposed changes to the installation activities.
C2.2.2 Describe the proposed techniques and measures to prevent and reduce waste and emissions of substances and heat (including during periods of start-up or shut-down, momentary stoppage, leak or malfunction) as a result of your proposals.
C2.2.3 Submit a flow diagram summarising the proposed installation activities and indicating the changes.
C2.2.4 Include a comparison of the proposed changes to the activities with relevant BAT conclusions published by the European Commission, where these have been published.¹
C2.2.5 Include an outline of the main alternatives considered to the proposed changes to the technology, techniques and measures.
¹Available from http://eippcb.jrc.es/reference/ and/or http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/pollutants/stationary/ied/implementation.htm
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C2.3 Raw materials
Identify any changes to the raw and auxiliary materials, and any other substances (including fuels) proposed to be used as a result of your proposals. If any changes are proposed, give details of quantities proposed to be used annually and submit respective MSDS sheets.In addition, identify the storage location of these materials on a site layout plan and give details on: • Maximum storage capacity; • Containment measures (including bunding capacity, where applicable);• Protective measures (including security).
C2.4 Ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases
Identify any changes to the equipment using ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases, with a fluid charge of 3 kg or more.For each such equipment, identify the type of equipment (hermetically-sealed systems, fixed systems or mobile systems), its use (firefighting, refrigeration/air-conditioning or high-voltage switchgear), charge (in kg) and the type of substance (e.g. R22, R407c, R134a).
Describe any changes to the maintenance programme for the installation.
C2.6.1: Describe any changes to the annual energy consumption, highlighting the main energy-consuming equipment, and generation by source and end-use (including information on energy generated on site, if applicable).
C2.6.2: Describe any changes to the proposed basic measures for improvement of energy efficiency.
Provide a breakdown of any changes to the proposed annual water consumption by source and end-use.
C2.8 Risk assessment
Describe any changes to the documented system used to identify, assess and minimise the environmental risks and hazards of accidents and their consequences. Include any changes to emergency plans in case of fire, actions to be taken in case of failure of abatement equipment and other environmentally relevant incidents (e.g. spillages, gas leakage).
Please indicate whether any changes to the staff training programme will be required. Please submit the name of the technically competent person on site who will be responsible for such training.
Describe any changes to the outline decommissioning plan describing the draft proposed measures upon definitive cessation of activities, to avoid any pollution risk and return the site of the installation to a satisfactory state (including relevant measures for the design and construction of the installation).This plan shall include a draft waste management strategy, and a qualitative assessment of the potential for contamination of land and groundwater pollution which might arise from the historical and current processes carried out at the installation.
C2.11 Multi-operator installations
Where you are not the only operator of the installation, describe any change to the techniques and measures (including those to be undertaken jointly by yourself and other operators) for ensuring satisfactory operation of the whole installation resulting from your proposals.
C3 Your proposed emissions
C3.1 Waste²C3.1.1: Characterise (using the European Waste Catalogue code, in accordance with LN 184 of 2011 as amended³) and quantify any changes to each waste stream from the installation.
C3.1.2: Describe any changes to the proposed measures for waste management, storage and handling. If any are identified, also indicate the storage location of wastes on a site layout plan and give details on: • Maximum storage capacity; • Containment measures (including bunding capacity, where applicable);• Protective measures (including security).
C3.1.3: Describe how each waste stream identified in C3.1.1 is prepared for re use, recycled, recovered or disposed of. If you propose any disposal, explain why recovery is technically and economically impossible and describe the measures planned to avoid or reduce any impact on the environment.For these wastes, give details on authorised disposal/recovery facilities proposed to be used for each waste. If any on-site recovery of waste is proposed, provide details.For each of these wastes, give details on off-site transportation, including registered waste carriers/brokers to be used.
²For installations carrying out waste management activities (activities listed in “Section 5: Waste management” of Annex I of the Industrial Emissions Directive), please use this section to document both incoming and outgoing waste.³http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02000D0532-20150601&qid=1475495799963&from=EN .
C3.2 Emissions to GroundwaterCould there be changes to groundwater discharges from the installation?
If yes, explain how the requirements of the Protection of Groundwater against Pollution and Deterioration Regulations (LN 108 of 2009) have been addressed, and submit a map showing the proposed location of such emissions.
C3.3 Emissions to SewerC3.3.1: Is a new sewer connection envisaged as a result of your proposal?
If yes, please submit a block plan of the site, showing the proposed layout of sewer connections and any other drains (colour-coded), as well as the proposed discharge point(s).
C3.3.2: If a new sewer connection is envisaged, does the installation have a Sewer Discharge Permit?
Please submit a copy of the permit, or of the submitted application if the permit has not yet been issued.
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C3.3.3: Could the proposal involve the release of any Schedule A or Schedule B substance into the sewers, or changes to releases?
If yes, explain how the requirements of LN 139 of 2002 have been addressed.
C3.3.4: Are new or changes to cesspit/s being proposed?
If yes, please provide certification by an independent, warranted engineer showing that each cesspit is in line with the requirements of Schedule 1 Activity 43 of LN 106 of 2007 (as may be amended).
C3.4 Emissions to the Sea Identify if the proposal may result in changes to direct discharges to coastal (up to 1 nautical mile from the coast line) or territorial waters.
If any changes are identified, explain how the requirements of the Discharge of Dangerous Substances Regulations (LN 213 of 2001) and the Water Policy Framework Regulations (LN 194 of 2004 as amended by LN 24 of 2011) have been addressed. Include details of the source, any treatment proposed prior to discharge, composition and maximum volumes (in m3/day) discharged.
In addition, please submit a block plan of the site, showing the proposed discharge point to the sea. Indicate the geo-referenced coordinates for discharge to sea.
Describe any changes to how rainwater is handled on site. If any changes are proposed, attach a site drainage map indicating rainwater capture and harvesting/discharge.
C3.6 Emissions to Air Identify if there may be any changes in emissions of substances to air.
If any are identified, submit details of each emission point, the nature and the proposed quantities of substances emitted from each point and treatment/abatement measures. A block plan of the site showing each emission point should be submitted.For each new boiler/generator, submit the following details: rated thermal input, energy output, date of manufacture, stack height, fuel type and annual fuel consumption.
C3.7 Odour emissionsIdentify if there may be changes in emissions of odour.
If any are identified, submit details of the main sources of odour, and the proposed techniques and measures for control of odour.
C3.8 Emissions to Land Identify if there may be any changes in emissions of substances to land.
If any are identified, submit details of the nature and the proposed quantities of substances emitted to land, as well as a map showing the proposed location of such emissions.
C3.9 NoiseDescribe:C3.9.1: The main sources of noise and vibration (including infrequent sources) of the new proposal; C3.9.2: The proposed techniques and measures for control of noise;C3.9.3: The nearest noise sensitive locations and distance away from the site (a site map may be submitted for this purpose); andC3.9.4: Relevant environmental noise measurement surveys which have been undertaken (monitoring shall be according to the latest revisions of ISO1996 and the rating of industrial noise affecting residential areas shall be according to BS 4142; monitoring shall be carried out exclusively using type 1 sound level meter).
C3.10 MonitoringDescribe the proposed measures for monitoring emissions arising from the proposal, including any environmental monitoring. The following must be specified:C3.10.1: The location of each proposed monitoring point (plotted on a suitably-labelled block plan of the site);C3.10.2: The substances (in each environmental medium) which are proposed to be monitored;C3.10.3: The frequency with which monitoring is proposed to take place;C3.10.4: The proposed measurement methodology, which should be a standard methodology, such as EN or ISO standard, or equivalent;C3.10.5: The proposed procedure for evaluation of the results.
C3.11 Emissions & waste summary By means of a mass flow diagram, summarise the emissions and waste described in sections C3.1, C3.2, C3.3, C3.4, C3.6, and C3.8 of this application.
C4 Impact on the environment
C4.1 Environmental effectsProvide an assessment of the potential significant environmental effects (including transboundary effects) of the foreseeable emissions from the proposal.
C4.2 Effects on other sitesProvide an assessment of whether the proposal is likely to have a significant effect on another site in Malta and, if it is, provide an assessment of the implications of the installation for that site.
C5 Environmental statements
C5.1 Environmental statementHas this proposal required an EIA Report under the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations S.L. 549.46?
If yes, please supply a copy of the environmental statement submitted and details of any decision made.
C6 Statutory consultees
We will use the information in this section to identify who we must consult about your proposals.C6.1 Local councilIn which area is the installation located? If premises are on a boundary please give the names of all the relevant authorities.
C6.2 Other sitesAre there any other sites which may be affected by emissions from the proposal? (Refer also to your answer to C4.2).
If yes, please give the names of the sites:
C6.3 Port AuthorityCould the installation involve the release of any substance into a harbour managed by a port authority?
If yes, please name the port authority:
C7 Planning status
C7.1 Planning statusWhich of the following applies to the proposed installation activities?We cannot issue a permit unless one of the following applies. Please tick the applicable answer and submit a copy of the relevant documents.
C8 Technically competent person
Technically competent personWe need to make sure that whoever holds the permit is a ‘technically competent person’. This includes consideration of relevant offences, technical competence and financial provision.C8.1 Technically competent managementAre any changes to the technically competent management of the activities proposed?
If yes, please give details for each person and provide the written evidence requested.
Responsible person 1:
Date of employment
Document reference number for copies of CV, relevant qualifications and recent police conduct certificate:
Responsible person 2:
Responsible person 3:
C8.2 Management of other installationsIs any of the technically competent management already providing the technically competent management at other IPPC installations or at sites licensed under the Environmental and Development Planning Act 2010?
C8 Technically competent person cont.
If yes, please use a separate sheet to give details of these people. For each person we need to know the: - site/installation name and address;- licence/permit reference number.
Document reference number for this information
C9 Expenditure plan
C9.1 Expenditure planPlease provide a plan of the estimated expenditure for each phase of the following specified activities arising from your proposal.The plan should include the likely costs of:- monitoring (emission/discharge and ambient monitoring);- clearing the installation (including drainage systems) of all wastes;- remedial action in the event of the failure of pollution control systems.We recognise that this plan may need to be revised before the issue of the final permit.
Document reference number for expenditure plan
C10 What to do next
Please read Appendix I, then prepare and sign a covering letter to attach to your application form.
Appendix IData Protection Clause
In terms of the Data Protection Act (Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta), we will process any personal and/ or sensitive data supplied on/ in this submission or subsequently supplied by yourself, whether orally or in writing, for all or any of the following purposes:Relevant data will be disclosed or shared as appropriate with all our employees and with other third parties if pertinent to any of the purposes listed above.You have the right to require that we provide you with access to your personal data as well as the right to rectify, or, in appropriate circumstances, erase/edit any inaccurate, incomplete or immaterial personal data which is being processed. However, you are required to inform us immediately of any alterations relating to your personal data which we are processing.By sending your submission, you confirm that you are giving your explicit consent, in terms of the Data Protection Act, on behalf of yourself and all the other persons specified in this submission for the Authority to process your respective personal information as outlined above and you confirm that you have brought this Data Protection notice to the attention of these other persons and obtained their respective consents.We undertake to implement appropriate measures and safeguards for the purpose of protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all personal data processed.
1. The proper processing of your submission;2. Internal management, research and statistics; 3. The protection and promotion of our legitimate interests and the proper conduct of our obligations arising under any law or statutory instrument; and4. To make public the necessary information as specified in the relevant law and/or instrument.