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New SEPA regulations for Slurry Lagoons

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The new amendments to the rules around how you have to manage and store silage and slurry were introduced on 1st January 2022. The amendments were introduced with the aim of protecting the environment and helping to make better use of nutrients produced on the farm.

Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR) have been updated to include the 2003 “SSAFO Regs”, formally known as the Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2003. The new regulations now put the majority of regulations about slurry and silage handling and storage into one place.

You will need to get approval from SEPA 30 days before you start work on the site. We can assist you with this process.

Arrange a visit with our Design Manager Andrew. and he can talk through the paperwork process with you including planning permission, building warrant and the right structural engineering solution for your site.

We will ensure you receive your SEPA sign-off with the necessary lead time for you to start work on construction with your contractor.

SEPA’s national farm visit programme takes place this year. If you would like an informal chat to look over your existing silage clamps prior to you visit, please get in touch with Andrew Robb on 01576 205 905

NOTE: Silage and slurry stores constructed before September 1991 no longer have exempt status. This means they must comply with a basic set of construction standards.

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