Processing substantial changes and non-substantial changes allows us to keep our Environmental Authorization or License or AAI up to date.
Law 20/2009, on the prevention and environmental control of activities, establishes that an update must be made by submitting a project to the Administration to incorporate both substantial modifications of activities already authorized in the AAI and non-substantial modifications, with effects on the environment.
The processing of a Substantial or Non-Substantial Change allows the incorporation of modifications in an Environmental License or Authorization.
In Catalonia, the Law that establishes the necessary procedures for processing changes is Law 20/2009, of December 4, on the prevention and environmental control of activities.
How do you know if it is a Substantial Change or a Non-Substantial Change?
The Generalitat has published the Document: "CRITERIOS DE SUSTANCIALIDAD DE LAS MODIFICACIONES DE LES ACTIVITATS DE LA LLEI 20/2009, DEL 4 DE DECIEMBRE, DE PREVENCIÓN Y CONTROL AMBIENTAL DE ACTIVIDADES".
The last update of these criteria is 18 OCTOBER 2016. A correct interpretation of these criteria is important in order to present the appropriate project (Substantial or Non-Substantial Change).
The parameters for classifying the modifications as substantial or non-substantial, taking into account the greater or lesser impact of the foreseen modification, will take into account criteria such as the size of the affected activity, production, natural resources used and, specifically, water and energy consumption, volume, weight and type of waste generated, degree of pollution produced, etc. The parameters for classifying the modifications as substantial or non-substantial, taking into account the greater or lesser impact of the foreseen modification, will take into account criteria such as the size of the affected activity, production, natural resources used and, specifically, water and energy consumption, volume, weight and type of waste generated, degree of pollution produced, etc.
What is the content of the project?
- The description of the changes to be incorporated (installations, raw materials, energy consumption, generation of waste, etc.).
- The assessment of the substance or not of each of the changes incorporated.
- The description and quantification of the emissions to the environment generated by the changes and their repercussions on the environment.
Who grants the IEA Change Resolution?
The resolution of the SUBSTANTIAL OR NOT SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE is granted by the Generalitat and/or the Town Hall of the municipality in which the company is located. This permit defines the requirements that the company has to comply with in relation to the environment.
How does TMI carry out the environmental procedure of substantial modification of the AAI?
1. Visit to the facilities for data collection.
2. Preparation of all the necessary technical documentation.
3. Preparation of application forms.
4. Drafting of the Report.
5. Preparation of plans.
6. Presentation of the application through the OVT.
7. The preparation of complementary documentation that may be requested by the Administration during the processing.
Why is it important to make substantial and non-substantial changes to the AAI?
Law 20/2009 establishes serious sanctions for those companies that carry out an activity without having updated the Environmental Authorization.
That is why it is vitally important to make substantial or non-substantial changes to your Integrated Environmental Authorization.
Why carry out this procedure with us?
Due to its speed, our experience is a guarantee that the project will not expand in time.
Due to our professionalism, we are a company with a lot of experience and our technicians are specialists in the elaboration of this type of projects.
For commitment with our client, TMI, will attend any consultation or doubt about the Project, even if it has already been finished.
If you would like to make a substantial or non-substantial change to your AAI or have any doubt in this respect, do not hesitate to contact our team and we will attend to you without obligation.