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Apply for Industrial Waste Construction

This guide outlines the content requirements for applications to construct a facility as identified in Section 9(1) of The Environmental Management and Protection (General) Regulations.

The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 defines an industrial waste works as “any works for the collection containment, storage, transmission, treatment or disposal of industrial waste.”

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1. Benefits

Industrial waste is waste generated by industry, manufacturing, trade or business and can include seepage or rainwater that enters industrial works. Owners and operators of facilities with these types of wastes are required to operate in a manner that mitigates any risk to the environment and human health.

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2. Eligibility

Industrial owners and operators are required to apply for a new plant or facility or for a change to an existing approval.

An amendment to an existing approval is required for:

  • Any change to the activity governed by the current operating permit;
  • Any change to the construction, operation and reclamation of the plant; and,
  • Any significant addition or changes to the machinery, equipment or process.

Certain exemptions from approval may be granted for:

  • Minor changes to operation;
  • Reclamation plans;
  • Short-term tests; and,
  • Temporary modifications and changes not resulting in releases to the environment.
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3. How To Apply

All information should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment through the Online Services document submission process.

Please review the Industrial Works Construction Application Requirements and Submission Process document to ensure you have all necessary information prior to accessing the online portal to make an application.

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