Wiser 100% record on FPPs despite EA 65% rejection rate

Wiser Environment has declared a 100% record on Fire Prevention Plans (FPP) just days after the Environment Agency announced that they have rejected 65% of plans since July 2015.

??????According to a June e-bulletin, 237 FPPs have been received by the EA with only 82 (35%) accepted. Although the EA also stated that the quality of plans has improved over time and the 35% acceptance rate is up from the initial 10% rate.

Following the publication of the EA’s Fire Prevention Plan Guidance in March last year, anyone applying for environmental permits, or a variation to existing permits, for a site that stores combustible waste needs to have a robust Fire Prevention Plan. As a result, the EA is undertaking a technical review of FPP’s submitted with environmental permits, leading to the high rejection rate and delays with applications.

Charles Thomas, Director, Wiser Environment says: “We have submitted plans for a range of clients and are very proud of our 100% record. With our extensive experience, the team is able to ensure information submitted meets the EA requirements and doesn’t hold up our clients’ environmental permit applications”.

The Environment Agency has confirmed that revised Fire Prevention Plan guidance is ‘on track’ to be published in July.

Please contact us on 01480 462 232 for information about how Wiser Environment can help with your fire prevention plans and environmental permit applications.

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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.