Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
69 Determination of application
(1) The EPA may determine an application by approving the estimation technique (subject to such modifications as the EPA considers appropriate) or refuse to approve the technique.(2) In deciding whether to approve the technique the EPA must have regard to the accuracy of the technique compared with the accuracy of estimation techniques in the relevant industry reporting materials for the reporting facility concerned.(3) On making a determination under this clause, the EPA must give the occupier written notice of the determination.(4) If the EPA approves the technique subject to any modification, or refuses to approve the technique, the notice must specify the reasons for any such modification or refusal.(5) The EPA is taken to have refused to approve the technique if the EPA has not given the occupier written notice of the decision—(a) except as provided by paragraph (b), within 60 days after the application has been made, or(b) in a case where the occupier has given the EPA further information in response to a written notice from the EPA—within 60 days after the EPA has received the further information.