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General Binding Rules & Guidance Notes

One New GBR for Public Consultation

GBR’s and Guidance Notes are intended to regulate small scale enterprises through a standard set of environmental conditions, related to waste management, emissions to atmosphere, effluent discharges and storage of materials and chemicals. A separate set of GBR conditions has been drafted for each sector (or groups of sectors) that have been identified as being of environmental concern.

Unless explicitly specified, enterprises of minimal environmental significance (e.g. insurance companies) are exempt from control through a GBR or Permit. These provisions shall not be applicable to larger scale activities, which would be required to comply with a specific environmental permit issued by MEPA (to be the subject of a public consultation exercise that is to follow). 

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has recently issued for public consultation a GBR for laboratories. Kindly click on the links below to view the GBR document and Guidance Note respectively.

- GBR Laboratories (for commercial use)
- GN Laboratories (for commercial use)

The environmental conditions set out in these GBR's are aimed at improving the environmental performance of laboratories carrying out commercial operations.

The additional GBR's below have already been issued for public consultation. You may wish to click on the links below to access any of the proposed GBR conditions for the different sectors.
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Hotels and restaurants
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Construction
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Engineering and metal products (including manufacture of electrical machinery, vehicles and other transport equipment);
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Food Processing
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Electronics and specialized equipment (including manufacture of office machinery and computers, radios and televisions, watches and clocks amongst others)
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Furniture and wood products
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Rubber, plastics, glass and ceramics
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Printing services
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Motor vehicle and boat repair services
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Clothing manufacturing
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Chemicals, fuels and gases
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Waste carriers as per LN 106 of 2007
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Waste brokers as per LN 106 of 2007
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Farms, stables and animal holding units as per LN 106 of 2007
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Medical, dental and veterinary clinics as per LN 106 of 2007
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Miscellaneous groups (specific sectors such as those involved in tanning and dressing of leather, storage and warehousing services, amongst others)
- Underwater Cleaning of Maritime Vessels
- Mobile Plant for Site Remediation

Guidance Notes are also available for the following sectors:
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Hotels and restaurants
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Food Processing
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Motor vehicle and boat repair services
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Chemicals, fuels and gases
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Waste carriers as per LN 106 of 2007
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Waste brokers as per LN 106 of 2007
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Farms, stables and animal holding units as per LN 106 of 2007
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Underwater Cleaning of Maritime Vessels Guidance Note
- Mobile Plant for Site Remediation Guidance Note
- General Guidance Note applicable to all other sectors.

To view the corresponding environmental registration and notification forms for Hull Cleaning and Mobile plants (for site remediation), please click on the relevant links below:

 Underwater Cleaning 
  of Maritime Vessels

 1. Environmental Registration Form 

 2. Notification Form





    Mobile Plant for       
   Site Remediation
    

 1. Environmental Registration Form 

 2. Notification Form





For further information or clarification regarding this matter the public is requested to contact MEPA offices on weekdays and during the following office hours: 9:00hrs till 12:00hrs and 14:00hrs till 16:00hrs, on telephone numbers: 2290 7234 and 2290 7229 or via email.