The Chilean Environmental Minister Carolina Schmidt, visited last Thursday the facilities of the company Ecometrika. During that visit she participated in an olfactometric measurement and learnt a bit about the ways to manage odours. Ms Schmidt announced the publication in the Chilean Official Journal of the first development of a regulation to manage odours from the pig industry. She also pointed out that there will soon be other regulations for Waste water treatment plants, landfills and paper mills.
According to the Minister: "with this regulation the government is aiming to improve the air quality of the people, avoiding the impact of annoying odours, from plants near a community." This declaration was made after her participation in an olfactometric measurement in the lab of the company TSG environmental. The resolution published in the official journal of Chile sets a deadline of one and a half months (until the 31st of December 2018) to send comments and scientific, social and technical documentation on this issue to this e-mail. The draft of a regulation will be ready on the 15th of November 2019.
If you have anything to say on pig odours, you are welcome to send supporting documents on this issue to the e-mail address indicated before. The work will finish in 12 months with a draft ready for public consultation. The final regulation is expected to be published in 2020.
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