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 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.

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Accreditations

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.