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Wiser winter newsletter

Welcome to the latest issue of the Wiser Group winter newsletter where we share news from both our companies, Wiser Environment and Wiser Recycling. In this issue, we look at how Wiser Environment is increasingly working in the renewable sector and has had significant success this year with industrial emissions applications.  We also highlight some…

Industrial Emissions Directive application success

Wiser Environment has received a 100% ‘duly made’ success rate on IED applications made for the September deadline. The Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are currently implementing the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) through the amendment of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2013, which imposes new requirements on some installations and extends the…

WISH fire guidance issued

The Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published guidance entitled ‘Reducing Fire Risk at Waste Management Sites’ in conjunction with a number of prominent industry bodies including the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The aim is to provide operators with the guidance, information and standards to reduce…

Wiser offers early bird rate on land spreading deployment applications

Wiser is offering an early bird discount to encourage deployment applications for land spreading this year prior to the spring rush. Every year, there is a rush to submit deployment applications during the spring months to enable spreading to commence at the earliest opportunity following the end of the closed period. Avoid this hassle and…

Industrial Emissions Directive application success

Wiser Environment has received a 100% ‘duly made’ success rate on IED applications made for the September deadline. The Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are currently implementing the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) through the amendment of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2013, which imposes new requirements on some installations and extends the…

DCLG publishes new National Planning Policy for Waste

The new National Planning Policy for Waste has been published by the Department for Communities and Local Government replacing Planning Policy Statement 10 (PPS10). This document sets out detailed waste planning policies and is to be read in conjunction with the National Planning Policy Framework, the Waste Management Plan for England and National Policy Statements…

New forms for 2015 AATF / AE Submissions

As you may be aware, not least from previous Wiser Environment news stories, the Environment Agency have changed the forms that are required to apply for Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATF) and Approved Exporters (AE) status for the 2015 compliance period. We have now received the new application forms from the Environment Agency. The forms…

EA briefing on crop residues used in anaerobic digestion

The Environment Agency (EA) has clarified the position with respect to crop residues and has set out the circumstance under which they can be considered a ‘by-product’. If the residue is a by-product it falls outside the scope of the Waste Framework Directive and therefore is not a ‘waste’. In essence crop residues are: Misshapen,…

EA issues revised briefing on regulation of wood

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a revised briefing on the regulation of wood to highlight that the 2010 Position on the Environmental Regulation of Wood has been replaced. What has replaced it is not explicitly set out but it is assumed that the briefing, which has been produced following a number of incidents involving…

PRSD delay impacts on 2015 AATF and AE submissions

The proposed use of an online submission for Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATF) and Approved Exporters (AE) for the 2015 compliance period has been delayed by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales because “a number of challenges emerged that meant we would have had to compromise on the quality/functionality of the system and not…