Updates on MCPD legislation

Posted on August 31st, 2017

Defra have circulated details of draft legislation to transpose the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and introduce emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales, to stakeholders. This draft statutory instrument – the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017 – will be laid before Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales, together with the supporting impact assessments, ahead of the transposition deadline for the MCPD in December.

The draft statutory instrument (.pdf) has been circulated alongside a Q & A document (.docx) which should be referred to when reviewing the draft.

Defra notes that discussions with the Welsh Government are continuing in order to finalise the drafting in respect of the regulation of existing installations that will include Medium Combustion Plants or regulated generators. Once the drafting for this particular regulation is finalised it will be circulated for information.

Defra is not seeking detailed comments on the draft statutory instrument, and does not envisage making further substantial amendments, subject to the point noted above.

Further queries should be directed to: Control.Pollution@defra.gsi.gov.uk