This consultation ended 20 November 2015.
Details of outcome
Consultation to consider whether changes to the Regulations would be beneficial for the practical and efficient use, and management, of slurry and silage.
The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010 (SSAFO) form an integral part of the regulatory framework in Wales which is aimed at ensuring that the quality and quantity of water which we rely upon for so many aspects of our lives is sufficient. It also aims for efficient fertiliser use and therefore reduced financial losses for farmers by limiting reliance on costly manufactured fertilisers. The Regulations through the promotion of efficient use of resources also contribute to meeting our obligations as set out in a number of European Directives.
The SSAFO Regulations were first made in 1991 and have not changed in any substantial way since yet farming practices have evolved considerably. It is important that we ensure that Regulations are fit for farming practices today and so this consultation aims to update the Regulations where beneficial without increasing regulatory burden.
The aim of this consultation is to consider whether changes to the SSAFO Regulations would be beneficial for the practical and efficient use and management of slurry and silage.