The NFU has responded to the Environment Agency review of biowaste permits to improve environmental outcomes – call for evidence.
The key points from our response are as follows:-
- Any changes or removal of standard rule permits need to not stifle the future growth of the on-farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD) sector. Reversion to bespoke permitting would be a retrograde step.
- Training requirements need to be proportional to the size, complexity and feedstock of the AD unit.
- The NFU supports competence training which is light touch, refresher training or on-the-job continual professional development (CPD).
Why is this of interest to you?
The call for evidence is of interest to the NFU and its members as it talks about:
- Removing some little used on-farm AD Standard permits from the regime
- Altering the competence requirements for standard permit holders
- Changes to digestate storage capacity