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Environment Agency: increases to permitting charges and new emissions limits

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We were delighted to welcome the Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman to our Autumn Regulatory Forum to deliver an update on several significant developments for the regulation of AD plants. This blog provides an update on the main topics discussed: waste exemptions; Medium Combustion Plant Directive; Waste Treatment BREF;…

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Regulatory Forum a great success – thank you to all involved!

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Thanks to a great set of speakers and a lively audience, ADBA’s Spring Regulatory Forum proved an interesting and thought-provoking day. Huge thanks to our hosts, Clarke Willmott, who provided an excellent venue and refreshments at their Bristol office. Thanks also to all those who presented and attended…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF

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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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Waste Treatment BREF: implications for operators

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This week Matt and I attended a meeting with Howard Leberman from the Environment Agency (EA) and other trade bodies representing the biowaste sector. As the UK’s representative in the BREF negotiation process, Howard provided us with a detailed update on the progress of the document. You can…

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Tags: BREF, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental permitting, waste regulation, food waste operators, food waste, waste treatment

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Compliance matters – attend our Regulatory Forum

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Our Autumn Regulatory Forum is now fast approaching and we’re busy finalising the programme. It is taking place on 4th October and will be hosted by Walker Morris at their office in Leeds. This event is free to attend for members – simply click here and…

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Key updates from Defra and the EA at Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I represented ADBA at Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a regular meeting between Defra, the EA and the trade bodies and professional bodies involved in the biowaste sector. The meeting included updates on a few key topics: Waste Treatment BREF – as detailed in my…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, EA, digestate, bioaerosols, BREF, landspreading, environmental permitting, jess allan, food waste operators, biogas, standard rules

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Responses urgently needed on revised Waste Treatment BREF

As explained in previous blogs, the revised Waste Treatment BREF has now been released for consultation. We met with the Environment Agency (EA) last week to discuss the consultation process (click here for more information), and they have now sent us their initial comments on the draft revised BREF…

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Reminder: draft revised Waste Treatment BREF available for review

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The first draft of the revised Waste Treatment BREF was released for review at the end of last year, as I explained in my blog. To view the document, please click here. The relevant parts are Chapters 2, 4 and 6. This document will have EU-wide implications for AD plants and other waste…

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Tags: BREF, waste regulation, environmental permitting, EA, EU, anaerobic digestion, jess allan

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First draft of revised Waste Treatment BREF released

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now released the first draft of the revised Waste Treatment Best Available Techniques Reference (WT BREF) document, which is available to view here. The consultation on this draft will run until 18 March 2016 and ADBA will of course be…

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Tags: BREF, AD, waste regulation, food waste operators, on-farm AD

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Regulatory Forum: Commission suggests PAS110 can be retained in end of waste proposals

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On Wednesday this week we held our Regulatory Forum, which provides members with an opportunity to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies on any developments in the regulation of the AD industry. Firstly, a big thank you to Walker Morris, who again hosted the event for us at their…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, exemptions, food waste operators, best practice, anaerobic digestion, digestate, environmental performance

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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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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Waste plants: are you having a say in the future of permitting?

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The Environment Agency have reported that they have now received 24 questionnaires out of an expected 71 for the UK. These questionnaires will provide the information which the Commission will use to set new permitting rules for large waste plants. The deadline for checking and posting on to the Bureau&rsquo…

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Tags: permitting, BREF, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle

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July permitting update published

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The EA have published their latest update on permitting changes for plants subject to the industrial emissions directive, which you can download here. This doesn’t contain many changes from previous updates, but is a timely reminder for plants which need to apply to vary their permit by the end…

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Tags: BREF, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, IED, Matt Hindle, permitting

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AD operators: opportunity to contribute to new permitting regime

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As previous updates have said, the process of producing Europe-wide reference documents for Best Available Techniques (BAT) in waste treatment is underway. This could have a huge impact on environmental permitting for AD sites. Once the BAT Reference Document (BREF) is published all existing permits will be reviewed, and some…

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