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
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
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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