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Environmental permits, formerly called "land use permits", study the environmental impact of your planned project. There are three categories of permits, depending on the environmental impact of the activities in question.
This permit is for the potentially most polluting activities, such as the production of pesticides and asbestos. The 1A permit generally concerns large-scale production.
This permit concerns the same activities as the 1A category , but for a smaller production or smaller scale factories.
This category applies to activities that are not covered by categories 1 or 3. In practice, that includes activities that are deemed to be environmentally harmful.
Category 3 - Environmental declaration
Category 3 covers installations and activities that have a minor impact on people and the environment, such as small-scale agricultural installations, businesses that involve the handling of meat or fish, public swimming pools, bowling alleys, etc. A simplified declaration procedure is in place for these types of projects.
For each permit, the authorities will assess the potential environmental impact of the activity in question, taking into account factors such as noise, air and water pollution, waste disposal and the risk of major accidents.
Environmental permits are issued by the Municipal Executive, and in some cases, a senior planning officer or a planning officer.
If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to contact your local authority directly.