Experimental Spraying Permitsmits
L : Turnbull made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
Please supply me with all recorded applications for spraying certificates under the AIR NAVIGATION ORDER, sections 129 and 131 - aerial spraying certificates - of Part 17.
In cases of experimentation one is obliged to obtain a certificate from DEFRA in addition to one from the CIVIL AVAIATION AUTHORITY and THE HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE.
Please ensure that all successful applications are included with names of companies and individuals as permitted by law.
thank you for your time in this matter.
L : Turnbull
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Dear Helpline, Defra (CCU),
I am surprised at your response to my request - that you keep no such records of spray licence applications. This does not seem correct or proper.
I include a quote here from the civil aviation authority with whom I have been exchanging e-mails on the subject.
The aircraft operator also requires a separate aerial spraying Permit, granted under the
Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012, from the Chemicals
Regulation Directorate of the Health & Safety Executive.
Is the CAA wrong in this? Do you really keep no such records?
L : Turnbull