Subcategories Project status:
Improving permitting and inspection of IPPC pig farming installations by developing practical guidance
- Number: 2011/09
- Status: Running
- Period: 2011
- Lead Country: Netherlands and Latvia
Project team countries:
The Netherlands and Latvia.
The Netherlands, Latvia, Slovenia, UK, France, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Romania, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Estonia, Austria, Lithuania, Spain and Germany.
This project builds on the previous project and aims at producing practical tools to support the permitting and inspection of IPPC pig farms. As follow up of this project authorities could start applying the guidance tools and where necessary take measures and make changes in their organisation. This process could be supported by IMPEL by organising training and implementation workshops. The objectives of the project are to:
- Collect more in depth information on permitting and inspection practices related to IPPC pig farming
- Assess common problems and needs for guidance
- Develop practical tools to help authorities improve regulating IPPC pig farms
Please also see the third and fourth phase for further information.
In 2009 a comparison programme on permitting and inspection of IPPC pig farming installations in IMPEL member countries was carried out. The project focused on five key issues: manure storage, manure spreading, animal housing system, air-abatement systems and odor assessment. The aim of the project in 2009 was to learn from each other, to exchange experiences and identify good practices.
The final project report showed that competent authorities in IMPEL member Countries Member States regulate pig farms in many different ways. This is both true for installations above and below the threshold in the IPPC directive. There is, for instance, a variety of systems on manure storage and on animal housing. IPPC permits issued by the Member States vary in their level of detail. Inspections vary in intensity and frequency. It became also apparent that measures not seldom have negative effects like leakages from manure lagoons.
The project report concluded that a further exchange of information between IMPEL members is important and the development of practical guidance for permit writers and inspectors would be desirable.