ERJ staff report (BC)
London – The UK Environment Agency (EA) has ruled that companies using tire bales complying with the British Standards Institution PAS 108 standard for civil engineering and permitted landfill works will not need to apply for an environment permit as long as they meet certain criteria.
Bale users will still need to notify EA that they have met the relevant conditions, with the following information:
• The location of the project, and that it falls within the scope of the regulatory position statement
• The proposed civil engineering works for which the bales will be used
• Who will be supplying the tires
• The number of tires required for the project
• Assurance that the tires conform to PAS 108
• The estimated start and duration of the bale storage and construction
• The location of the proposed storage and construction
• A construction or quality assurance plan
• Contact details for the proposed project supervisor.
Tires cannot be used where they will harm the environment or be installed below the water table. Bale usage must comply with local land use planning and statutory controls.
No more than 1,000 bales may be stored at any location and for no longer than three months before the project starts.
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