Agency reviews OPRA scheme

The Environment Agency is reviewing the way it appraises sites that require environmental permits.

It is planning to replace the Operator Risk Appraisal (Opra) scheme for sites operating under the Environmental Permitting Regulations with a more holistic approach to monitor performance, according to an informal consultation paper from the regulator.

The current scheme ranks operators A to F, based on how well sites comply with the terms of their permits. It takes into account hazards relating to the nature and scale of activity and how close ...

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