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 delivered the best solution for our customers”.
Applications will now be made in Wales via the existing WMP5 form dated March 2014. The Environment Agency has indicated that a new version of the form, that was originally intended to be part of the online system will be utilised. This form will be made available on the 15 October 2015.
The online application system will now be in place for the 2016 compliance period.
This appears to be a developing situation, if you think you are affected by these changes and would like assistance, please contact us on 01480 462 232
Read the Joint Statement from the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales and the Environment Agency Updated PRSD document 290914.
There have been major changes to the Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) application process which were communicated through the Environment Agency’s ‘Introduction to PRSD’ at the end of July.
Previously, applications for the next year’s compliance period were required to be made prior to 30th September to ensure that the AATF permission was obtained in time to start issuing evidence on 1st January. This is no longer the case and applications for the 2015 compliance period now need to be made before the 1st November 2014 via the Producer Responsibility and Shipment Database.
This system will be online on the 15 October 2014 giving applicants two and a half weeks to upload their applications. The same system is been rolled out in Wales and the deadlines are the same. This information has yet to be published on the government website but can be found in the Introduction to PRSD PDF.
If you think you are affected by these changes and would like assistance, please contact us on 01480 462 232.