Development sprint #29: Register and Calculator ready for permit issuing

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The last development sprint before the start of the Integrated Approach to Nitrogen (PAS) was fully aimed to prepare AERIUS for the permit issuing process. A large number of legal requirements were automated within Register and an important adjustment that was made to the Calculator is the use of e-Recognition when submitting reports. The export database was expanded to include all the information needed to apply for a permit under the PAS.    

The functionality of the queue was developed further in AERIUS Register 2014. The queue controls the ‘first come, first served’ principle of the PAS, on a national level. Register now also includes provincial policy rules in the assessment of a permit application. Moreover, in its assessment, Register applies the rule that no more than 60% of the room for development can be allocated in the first three years following implementation of the PAS.

Exportation from Calculator PAS-ready

On the basis of their calculations using AERIUS Calculator, initiators can merely report their activity to the competent authorities (in cases of a deposition level below the limit value), or they may generate an attachment to the permit application. Because of the fact that, during the previous sprint, changes were implemented in the determination of project impacts, the decision tree will not yet be available in AERIUS on 1 July. The decision tree helps the user to determine the appropriate next step, on the basis of calculation results. This functionality will become available as soon as possible after 1 July.

The data export from Calculator (pdf file) has been changed completely and now shows all relevant information regarding the Nature Conservation Act and the PAS. This means it will be possible to apply for a permit with an appeal to the PAS. Reports can be submitted directly through Calculator. A new aspect here is that users will receive confirmation of their submission, together with a data overview. Furthermore, from 1 July onwards, reports may be submitted using e-Recognition.

The most recently supplied data, such as the RAV codes and habitats maps, have been included in the database, as much as possible. In addition, temporary project impacts now can also be calculated using Calculator. A new, additional functionality is that of the possibility of entering a customised emission source for traffic and transport. Users can, for example, enter the number of vehicles and emissions per vehicle themselves.

On the way to 1 July

The new functionalities will become available in AERIUS Calculator 2014. Over the coming weeks, some adjustments will still be made, in order to ensure a smooth connection to AmvB Housing (AmvB Huisvesting), the official PAS programme, and to ease the permit issuing process.  Due to these adjustments, the beta release of Calculator, which has been available since June 2013 to introduce the calculation instrument, will be offline until 1 July 2015.

AERIUS Calculator 2014 will go live on 1 July via Calculator.AERIUS.nl