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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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ADBA to contribute to industry guidance on bioaerosols

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Last week I represented ADBA at a meeting about bioaerosols – a topic that has been discussed previously by ADBA’s own Training, Safety and Environment working group. The meeting was of a sub-group of WISH’s ‘Creating Healthier Workplace Group’ and has been set up…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, bioaerosols, HSE, CIWM, health and safety

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New Health and Safety Training Tool: AD Core Operational Requirements (Safety)

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We are pleased to highlight a new reference document designed to help ensure that staff at AD plants are suitably trained in health and safety awareness. The document, entitled ‘AD Core Operational Requirements (Safety)’ or ‘ADCORS’, has been produced through a collaborative industry effort lead by…

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Tags: health and safety, HSE, anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, food waste operators, crop operators

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Have your say on health and safety regulation - HSE survey

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Delivering high standards of health and safety for employees at AD plants is a priority for AD industry. ADBA works closely with the regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to ensure that our members are aware of upcoming changes to legislation and have the opportunity to provide views. The…

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Tags: HSE, health and safety, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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Important feedback from the Environment Agency at Regulatory Forum

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This week, we held our Spring Regulatory Forum, at which attendees heard the latest on the current regulatory issues facing the AD industry, as well as updates on ongoing policy issues and ADBA’s work developing the Best Practice Scheme. Thank you to Clarke Willmott for hosting this event…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, biogas, HSE, apha, jelf insurance brokers, best practice scheme

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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Regulator Day discusses key environmental issues

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ADBA's second regulator day on Thursday 16 October, hosted by Walker Morris in Leeds, featured a packed agenda of environmental and health and safety regulatory issues. Our notes of the key issues discussed are provided below.   BREF EA updated the meeting on progress towards a Europe-wide 'Best Available Technique'…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, regulator day, permitting, COMAH, digestate, EA, HSE, Environment Agency, food waste operators, crop operators

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COMAH update from HSE

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Several operators have approached us with concerns about the possible implications of the revision of COMAH regulations by the HSE. The HSE have sent us the following update:For REACH and CLP digestate should not be classified as a substance under either.  The issue arises from Note 5 to Annex 1 of…

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Tags: CLP, COMAH, digestate, HSE, Matt Hindle, permitting, REACH

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Skills funding and new safety guidance

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environmental Management Working Group met at PROjEN’s offices on 11 June, and agreed a number of actions to take forward. Updates Kevin Thrower from the National Skills Academy gave a presentation about funding opportunities for skills and workforce development under the Science Industry Partnership. £33m…

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Tags: HSE, Matt Hindle, NSA, Training and Safety, WAMITAB, working groups

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Feedstock Working Group tackles gate fees & contamination

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Issues around gate fees and contamination were high on the agenda at last week’s Feedstock Working Group. There was consensus among the group that as more AD capacity is coming online, getting hold of feedstock is becoming more difficult and gate fees are generally falling. Attendees emphasised that flexibility…

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Tags: AHVLA, cornstarch bags, EA, Feedstock Working Group, food waste, gate fees, HSE, landfill ban, separate food waste collections

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Biomethane to Grid WG - RHI pre-accreditation, VOCs from food waste

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Yesterday’s Biomethane to Grid Working Group started in good spirits, following news that all gas distribution networks (GDNs) had accepted the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) 1% oxygen class exemption. This allows biomethane to be injected into the grid with a 1% oxygen composition – previously under Gas Safety Management Regulations…

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Tags: biomethane to grid, DECC, HSE, preliminary accredtion

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