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Summer of Challenges raises over £2,500 for fire fighters

Wiser’s Directors have reached their target of raising over £2,500 for the Fire Fighters Charity following last year’s Summer of Challenges, in response to the devastating fire at Wiser Recycling’s waste electrical and electronic equipment facility in 2016. We would like to thank the many who contributed for their generosity and support. The ‘Summer of…

Consultation on proposals to tackle waste crime

Last week, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) opened a consultation into proposals to tackle waste crime in England and Wales, blaming criminal activity and poor performance in the waste industry for undermining efforts to improve resource efficiency. DEFRA is consulting on proposals to give the regulators, EA and Natural Resource Wales…

Organic waste recycling operators face £7,000 annual EA fee increase

According to our analysis of the EA’s fee increase proposals, the basic subsistence fee for an IED permitted anaerobic digestion (AD) facility (operating as a reasonable operator in band B) will increase by over 170% from £4,029 to £11,019 from 1st April 2018, if proposed changes to the charging scheme are applied following the current…

Reminder! Annual environmental monitoring data due in New Year

The year’s review of environmental monitoring data and assessment are due for submission to the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales by end of January with performance and pollution inventory data (for installation permits only) due end of February 2018. The annual reviews required by certain environment permits cover significant air, water and waste emission…

The true implications of the EA’s proposed fee increases

Wiser Environment has been reviewing the consultation documents to understand the implications for operators new and old. The documentation is structured in a way that makes direct comparison between proposed and current charges very difficult but whilst we continue to wade through the consultation, we thought it useful to extract some of the key issues….

EA opens consultation on charge proposal

The Environment Agency has opened its consultation on reforming its charges for regulatory and non-regulatory work. As we reported earlier this month, the EA has indicated that its fees may rise significantly to reflect the true cost of delivering its services following the recently undertaken Strategic Review of Charges (SRoC). The EA has given an…

EA plans online system for permit applications

The Environment Agency is working to implement an online software system for the submission of Standard Rule Permit applications, with the scope for the system to be developed to cover bespoke permit, deployment and variation applications. Wiser Environment has registered to work with the Environment Agency (EA) in the development of their new software system….

EA fees expected to rise significantly following SRoC

The Environment Agency has indicated that its fees may rise significantly to reflect the true cost of delivering its services following the recently undertaken Strategic Review of Charges (SRoC). Wiser Environment reported this summer that the Environment Agency (EA) was undertaking an SRoC which was likely to result in increased charges including around the assessment…

Recruiting two Senior Environmental Consultants

Wiser Environment is recruiting two Senior Consultants to join our close-knit team. Senior Consultant in Permitting & Safety The Senior Consultant in Permitting & Safety and will provide expert advice to clients around environmental permitting and planning applications as well as health & safety. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Ensuring the production of…

Trio builds Wiser team

The Wiser Group team has expanded by three in the last month with the addition of Andrea Petrolati, Emma Ellams and Oliver Hirst. Andrea has joined Wiser Environment to support our growing portfolio of work in environmental, health and safety, energy and quality management systems. He also becomes the lead contact for Wiser Environment in…