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Read ADBA’s draft response to the EA’s Medium Combustion Plant consultation

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Please click here to read our draft response to the Environment Agency's consultation on the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive via Standard Rules permits. If you have any comments on the draft, please let us know as soon as possible as the consultation closes at the end…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, permitting, Environment Agency, regulation

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Important consultation on Medium Combustion Plant Directive – how will it affect you?

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive is an important piece of legislation which will have an impact on AD operators if their combustion plant is classed as a medium combustion plant. Basically, this will be ‘Combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 MWth and less…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, permitting, regulation, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, CHP

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Environment Agency to hold workshop for landspreading customers

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We have been asked to share details of an upcoming workshop held by the Environment Agency (EA) for their customers using the landspreading permitting process. This is sure to be a good learning experience for all involved and a great way to engage directly with the National Permitting Service which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, digestate, permitting, regulation, workshop

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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Environment Agency’s Definition of Waste Panel set to reopen in June 2018

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In it's Strategic Review of Charges, the Environment Agency (EA) proposed to reinstate the suspended Definition of Waste Panel - which closed in 2016 due to lack of resources. The panel is set to open from June 2018, with a new charge for the service; click here to read the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, definition of waste, food waste operators, crop operators, waste permitting, products

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Training, Safety and Environment working group hold useful meeting

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Last week our Training, Safety and Environment working group met for a day of useful discussions around regulation and good practice around plant design, maintenance and operation. With involvement from ADBA members and the regulators (Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive), the group tackles the most pressing issues facing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment, training, Environment Agency, health and safety executive, health and safety, environment, environmental permitting

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Environment Agency confirms most fee changes to come into effect from April

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At the beginning of 2018, ADBA submitted a robust response to the Environment Agency’s Strategic Review of Charges consultation. To read our response, click here. ADBA expressed significant concerns on behalf of our members, particularly regarding the scale of charge increases for the biowaste sector and the speed that…

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Regulatory Forum vital in time of regulatory uncertainty

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In a time of uncertainty surrounding environmental regulation, with the Environment Agency's proposed charges increase looming, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive due for implementation and the new Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document on the horizon, ADBA's bi-annual Regulatory Forum is a perfect opportunity for…

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Industry groups meet with the Environment Agency at Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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Today, I represented ADBA at a meeting of the Biowaste Regulatory Forum. The meeting was chaired by the Environment Agency (EA), and included the NFU, CIWM, ESA and others. The meeting is a platform for discussion between industry groups and the EA’s leads on biowaste and land spreading,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, BREF, digestate, compliance, regulation, Environment Agency

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PRESS RELEASE: Anaerobic digestion industry labels Environment Agency charges hike ‘unjustified’

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), the UK’s trade body for AD, has today labelled the proposals in the Environment Agency’s (EA’s) consultation on its Strategic Review of Charges as ‘unjustified’.

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ADBA responds to EA charges review: proposals go too far, too fast

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Today, we submitted our response to the Environment Agency’s ‘Strategic Review of Charges’. Many thanks to all members who provided feedback and input; this has helped us put together a strong response. You can read our full response here. In our view, the proposals are too…

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Environment Agency publishes bioaerosol monitoring regulatory position

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This week, the Environment Agency (EA) published their regulatory position statement on the monitoring of bioaerosol emissions, which sets out when bioaerosol risk assessments and monitoring is required and how it will be enforced. You can see the new guidance and background to the position statement here. The statement…

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Impact of the EA’s charges review – will your annual charges double? See our draft response.

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As reported previously, the Environment Agency (EA) are currently consulting on their review of charges, which proposes dramatic rises in the annual fees that operators will pay. In some cases, the increases will more than double the existing charge. In addition, permit application fees are proposed to increase, along with…

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Member feedback needed - EA charging proposals

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Firstly, Happy New Year to all our members! Now that 2018 has begun, we are fast approaching the deadline for responses to the Environment Agency's consultation on its charges. We urgently need feedback from our members (especially operators) about how the proposals will affect your businesses. Before Christmas, we produced…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, Environment Agency, charges, regulation, waste permitting, strategic review of charges

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Impact of EA charges review on AD sector: member briefing

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As reported upon the consultation's launch, the EA are currently consulting on their proposed review of charges. Originally, the consultation was proposed to be closed on 12 January 2018, but following widespread calls from industry bodies including ADBA, it will now run until 26 January 2018. The consultation is wide-ranging and will have…

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