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IPPC application forms in by 15 January

Pig farmers are required to adhere to the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC). After much industry lobbying and many amendments, producers are urged to get applications in by 15 January.

New regulations are focused on the environmental effect of certain industries, with the aim to prevent and reduce emissions to air, land and water using the Best Available Techniques (BAT), defined by the EC Directive 96/61 as "the most effective and advanced stage in the development of activities and their methods of operation which indicates the practicable suitability of particular techniques for providing the basis for emission limit values designed to prevent, and where that is not practicable, generally to reduce the emissions and the impact on the environment as a whole".

Nick Green, group member and farm operations director says: "Great effort has been made by the pig and poultry sectors working with the NFU and the Environment Agency to make the application process as accessible as possible."
Green continues: "With free sources of help available, farmers should aim to spend about 50 hours completing the application, providing things that have to be obtained from agencies have been."
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