CERC — Environmental Software and Services

Industrial permitting and planning

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CERC carries out a huge variety of air quality assessments for permit applications, planning applications or risk assessments, for sites in the UK and overseas.

CERC's industrial clients have included Anglian Water, BP, British Sugar, The Carbon Trust, EDF Energy, Johnson Matthey, Mitsubishi Industries, Rolls-Royce, RWE NPower, Savills and Statoil.

We use our ADMS industrial air pollution model for the majority of these assessments; as developers of the model, we have unrivalled expertise in its application.

Our reports clearly describe all inputs and assumptions, meeting regulatory requirements, such as the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), for all industry sectors. We present model outputs for straightforward comparison against standards, with concentration maps showing how impacts vary across the surrounding area.

Where required, we calculate pollutant concentrations and deposition rates for the protection of vegetation and ecosystems. We also carry out Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA), for example for dioxins, in line with the US EPA Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol (HHRAP).

Our section on planning and development control may also be of interest.

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