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 scope of EPR installations to newly prescribed activities.

All new and existing installations will be assessed against Best Available Techniques (BAT) as guided by European guidance notes (BREFs) and associated BAT conclusions. The IED already applies to new installations permitted since 7th January 2013 and existing installations, operational on 7th January 2014. For existing facilities which are currently exempt or operational as a waste activity, which are to become installations as ‘newly prescribed activities’, the IED will apply from 7th July 2015.

Operators of ‘newly prescribed activities’ have been required to submit variation applications to become an installation. There are a number of activity specific deadlines by which operators must have submitted a ‘duly made’ application to the EA to make benefit of a statutory defence, if they then fail to receive a full installation permit by 7th July 2015.

Wiser Environment supported a number of operators during the process leading up to the first deadline (30thSeptember 2014), specific to operations – gasification of fuel other than coal, biological processing of chemical and waste recovery. Wiser prepared and submitted variation applications and supporting documentation prior to this deadline and received a 100% ‘duly made’ success rate prior to this deadline.

The next deadline (31st December 2014) is for operators of hazardous waste treatment, waste disposal and wood preservation facilities. If you are an operator of one of these types of facilities and would like to informally discuss your facility with us to determine whether you will become a ‘newly prescribed activity’ under the IED then please contact us either by telephone on 01480 462 232 or email:, and we will be happy to assist you.

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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.