The agency said the move would take place following a review of the current regulatory regime for sludge treatment, storage and use, in 2021.
Once transferred to EPR, the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (SUiAR) will no longer be needed.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154)
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The EA said that it wants sludge to continue to be used “as a beneficial resource and that in most circumstances, the most sustainable option is to recycle it to agricultural land as organic manure”.