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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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Tags: BREF, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Have your say on the future of permitting

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I’ve been in contact with a number of operators this week about the European ‘BREF’ process, which will have a major impact on the future of environmental permitting. ‘BREF’ refers to the reference documents for Best Available Technique (BAT), which sets out conclusions on what constitutes BAT for the…

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Tags: biowaste, BREF, Defra, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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Environmental permitting responses needed from operational sites

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The European BREF process – which could see major changes to permitting for AD plants – needs information from operators over the next few weeks to inform the development of new regulation. The Bureau coordinating BREF development has published questionnaires to aid their data gathering. The two key documents for the AD…

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Tags: BREF, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation

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BREF process - update from kick off meeting

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As expected, the kick-off meeting for the European BREF process - which could see major changes to permitting for AD plants - took place in Seville last week. The EA’s Howard Leberman has sent us some initial notes on the discussion, which are summarised below. Following the meeting, the…

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Tags: BREF, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Training and Safety group to assess industry risks

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ADBA’s Training and Safety Working group meeting this week was kindly hosted at Bore Hill Digester by Malaby Biogas, and concluded with a tour of the plant from director Thomas Minter. The meeting started with an update on the policy context around health and safety incidents, permitting, best practice…

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Tags: BREF, health and safety, Matt Hindle, on-farm AD, training, working groups, Wrap

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BREF update; kick-off meeting next week

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The kick-off meeting for the BREF process takes place in Seville next week. From this point we will start to have a clearer idea of what the Commission is likely to propose, and where we will need to concentrate our efforts. The Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman is the key…

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

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New European Best Available Technique document published

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As previously notified, the process of developing the formal BAT reference document for waste treatment is underway. ADBA is represented on the technical working group for the process, and we are keen to get as much feedback from members as possible to support this. The IPPC Bureau Waste Treatment BREF…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting

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EA Draft Guidance: Further Details

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As previously notified, a full consultation is now underway on technical guidance from the Environment Agency. This details how they will interpret the requirements of permitting regulations and, in particular, how they will interpret indicative BAT. Separately, the process of revising the waste treatment BREF - which will eventually supersede…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Draft EA Permitting Guidance: Details and Call for Response

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The EA has published draft guidance on complying with environmental permits, which has been expected as part of the transition to permitting under the Industrial Emissions Directive. ADBA members have contributed to the development of this guidance, which has now been released for consultation. The guidance deals with the AD…

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Tags: BAT, best practice, BREF, EA, emissions, environment, IED, Industrial Emissions Directive, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Update on EA regulatory work - pollution, odour, digestate storage, contamination & permitting c

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Defra’s twice yearly Biowaste Regulatory Forum is an excellent chance to discuss regulatory changes which are on the agenda, and to discuss how industry can work with regulators to address ongoing issues and develop better regulation. Last week’s meeting was no different – with progress made on addressing pollution…

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Tags: BAT, BREF, Defra, End of waste, Environment Agency, Industrial Emissions Directive, odour

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