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ADBA’s initial response to EA permitting consultation – please have your say!

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Last week the Environment Agency (EA) published a call for evidence on proposals for change of environmental permitting for the biowaste sector, including AD. The call for evidence is quite open and wide-ranging, with evidence sought on a number of topics. It is an opportunity to let the regulator know…

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Permit me to enlighten you: Environment Agency proposes permit changes to drive improvements

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Today the Environment Agency (EA) has published a call for evidence seeking views on their proposals for change in Environmental Permitting for biowaste sector. This is a significant piece of work, which aims to improve performance across the whole of the biowaste sector – which includes AD, composting and MBT.…

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Environment Agency publishes draft Medium Combustion Plant Guidance

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There has recently been a flurry of activity from the Environment Agency (EA) regarding the upcoming implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). This week they have published a draft guidance note for review, which you can find here. If you have any comments on the draft, please let…

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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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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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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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Defra consults on technical competence and management systems - give your views

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As reported previously, Defra is consulting on a range of proposals relating primarily to waste crime but also to several topics more relevant to AD: Management Systems Technical Competence Financial Competence The proposals relating to these aspects generally involve increasing consistency and clarity in terms of the regulatory requirements across…

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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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ADBA Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in March - get involved

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ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment Working Group is set to meet in early March and we will help be setting the meeting agenda over coming weeks. If you are interested in joining the group, please let me know at jessica.allan@adbioresources.org and I will make sure you…

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Defra issues summary of implementation of Medium Combustion Plant Directive

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Defra has circulated a brief summary factsheet and Q&A document regarding the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) and associated emission controls. The MCPD will be implemented via the Environmental Permitting Regulations, with the new regulations being laid on 11th December. It is understood that the…

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Waste Treatment BREF – final draft released

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Last week, the final draft of the second version of the Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference Document (referred to as the BREF document) was released. This document will have implications for any permitted AD plant which has the capacity to treat 100 tonnes or more per day – known as …

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

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Regulatory Forum round-up: debate and discussion in Leeds

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ADBA's Regulatory Forum: keeping members informed Earlier this week, myself and ADBA’s Membership Manager, Alex Monks, headed up to Leeds to hold our Autumn Regulatory Forum event. Alex and I were pleased to see a great mix of delegates, including operators, consultants, regulators, developers and insurance experts.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, permitting, charges, natural resources wales, SEPA, HSE

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SEPA releases position statement on use of crop residues in AD

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a position statement clarifying its regulatory position on the use of crop residues (such as misshapen or undersized fruit and vegetables) when used in an AD plant with a capacity up to 100 tonnes per day. The position statement says: ‘Crop residues…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, SEPA, permitting, waste regulation, Scotland

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Have your say on Secondary Containment guidance

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The EA have made clear at ADBA’s recent regulatory forum (see presentation by Viv Dennis) and in other meetings that they remain concerned about containment failure incidents in the AD industry. Our Training, Safety and Environment Management Working Group has been working on secondary containment guidance for the…

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Tags: ADBA, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Training and Safety, Environment Agency, permitting, secondary containment, best practice, jess allan, Matt Hindle, ciria, containment, environmental performance

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