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 initial indication of some of its proposed new charges with some fees rising significantly – a Standard Permit with Fire Prevention Plan could increase by 140% and a bespoke MRF application by over 350%. Similar increases to annual subsistence charges are also proposed.

Wiser Environment encourages all clients to have their say. The consultation is open from today until 12th January 2018 with new charges coming into force from April 2018.

Visit the consultation website.

If you would further information about the likely implications of the increased charges for your business or would like support in responding to the consultation, call us on 01480 462 232.

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Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.