Tag: Environment Agency

Updates on charges and compliance from the Environment Agency

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Our Regulatory Forum is a great opportunity for ADBA members to hear directly from the regulators and put concerns or queries to them. Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome the Environment Agency’s Nick Green to present the latest. This blog summarises the main points made by Nick, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulatory forum, environmental permitting, permitting charges

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Environment Agency proposes major overhaul of operator performance assessment

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Last week I attended a workshop run by the Environment Agency (EA) which focussed on how they intend to change their approach to assessing the performance of the operators that they regulate. The review covers all of the sectors regulated by the EA and is separate but potentially linked to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting

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ADBA: Food waste report is ‘wake-up call’ for next Government

ADBA has joined the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee in calling food waste levels in England a ‘scandal’ and described the Committee’s final report into the costs of food waste in England as a ‘wake-up call' for the next Government. …

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Tags: food waste, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, efra committee, general election, Environment Agency, waste hierarchy

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Environment Agency shares information on fire risk in activated carbon

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The Environment Agency (EA) has shared a technical guide on the fire risk associated with activated carbon. Click here to view the guide. The guide contains useful information on the fire risk factors associated with carbon filters - useful information for operators to have. As we wrote in a blog…

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Tags: Environment Agency, fire prevention, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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New bioaerosol monitoring technical guidance published by Environment Agency

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Yesterday the Environment Agency (EA) published a new Technical Guidance Note entitled ‘M9 – Environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’, and you can view it here. The guidance note has been developed to replace the 2009 standardised protocol for monitoring ambient bioaerosols at open compost facilities, which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, bioaerosols, Environment Agency, emissions monitoring, food waste operators

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ADBA CEO gives evidence to EFRA Committee on food waste

ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton called for mandatory separate food waste collections in England yesterday afternoon at the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee's inquiry into the social, economic and environmental costs of food waste in England. Charlotte said that it is "mind-bogglingly obvious that we should be separating…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, efra committee, food waste, Environment Agency, waste hierarchy

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Update on Waste Treatment BREF – January 2017

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Changes to the Waste Treatment BREF (BAT reference document) which is currently under revision have now been circulated for review. You can view the latest papers by clicking the following links: BAT Conclusions (January 2017) Background Paper (January 2017) – this provides background to the above conclusions document What is the BREF? …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, waste treatment bref, BREF, food waste operators, Environment Agency

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Update on Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group

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Ofwat’s Water 2020 Sludge Working Group has been meeting regularly for the last year and ADBA has been attending in order to explore the potential opportunities and challenges associated with opening up the sludge treatment market to new entrants. The working group was set up to consider various aspects…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, sewage sludge, biosolids, digestate, Defra, Ofwat, Environment Agency, water 2020

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Save the date for our free Regulatory Forum – May 2017

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum is now set for 23rd May in Bristol so please do save the date. We will be confirming further details and how to book over the coming weeks. Whatever your role in the AD industry, the Regulatory Forum is the event to attend in order to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, regulation, environmental permitting, Environment Agency, best practice scheme

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EA’s Definition of Waste Panel to remain closed until further notice

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As we reported in September, the Environment Agency (EA) temporarily suspended the Definition of Waste Panel, as they were unable to continue resourcing this service (which has been provided free of charge). The EA have now informed us that this closure will continue until further notice. They have asked us…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, definition of waste, Environment Agency

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EA to publish updated Standard Rules permits for digestate on 6 January

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As I wrote in a blog a few weeks ago, the Environment Agency (EA) will be publishing updated Standard Rules permits for digestate storage and landspreading in January. They have now confirmed that this will be on 6 January, and so from this date only the amended rule sets will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Environment Agency, environmental permitting

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ADBA meets Kerry McCarthy MP to discuss AD industry’s role in tackling food waste

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ADBA's Chief Executive Charlotte Morton and PR & Parliamentary Affairs Executive Chris Noyce met with Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy this week to discuss the role of the AD industry in tackling the UK’s food-waste problem. Charlotte, Chris, and Ms McCarthy all recognised the importance of adhering…

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Tags: food waste, Charlotte Morton, chris noyce, waste hierarchy, Defra, Environment Agency, world biogas association

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Amended Landspreading Standard Rules Permits to be published in January 2017

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We have been informed that we should expect the updated Standard Rules permits for landspreading (SR2010 No4, No5 and No6) and storage (SR2010 No17) to be published on the Environment Agency's website at gov.uk in early January 2017.The Environment Agency will be in touch with existing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, land spreading, Environment Agency, food waste operators

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: RUR3’s New Compliance Services

RUR3’s New Compliance Services RUR3 Environmental Ltd have been solely active in the AD industry for nearly 10 years now so we really do understand the requirements of this sector. For years we have been procuring food waste for operational AD plants throughout the UK and carrying out food…

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Tags: member's press release, rur3, anaerobic digestion, food waste, food waste operators, Environment Agency, auditing, animal by-products

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Water 2020: OfWat’s regulatory approach for water and wastewater services overview

Water 2020: OfWat’s regulatory approach for water and wastewater services overview. The water 2020 programme, driven by OfWat, industry, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales explores the potential for new markets and better regulations. I discussed the Water 2020 programme with Graham Southall from V2B consulting who has previously…

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Tags: Ofwat, water 2020, emma thomas, Water, regulations, Defra, Environment Agency, natural resources wales, sludge

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