Deadline looming for pig producers' pollution control licences

UK - Pig producers on large intensive units have only six weeks to apply for Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) permits.
calendar icon 30 November 2006
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These licences will be required for all intensive units with more than 750 sow places or 2,000 places for finishing pigs over 30kg. Large scale units without an IPPC permit after January 2007 could face prosecution.

IPPC applications must be submitted between now and mid January to the Environment Agency.

The application will include an Application Site Report (ASR) which must include details of the following

• Livestock rearing areas
• Hard-standing areas and vehicle access
• Sediment traps, settlement ponds and soakaways
• Feed, manure, slurry, fuel storage handling and transfer areas
• Dirty water tanks and associated drainage areas
• Carcass storage and incineration
• Waste storage areas

Source: FWi

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