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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 consults on revised Compliance Assessment Scheme

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened a consultation on its Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS), which it uses to determine how well an operator is complying with their environmental obligations. SEPA has used their CAS since 2009, when it was brought in to provide a common framework for compliance assessment…

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

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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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SEPA publishes food waste management guidance and end of waste position for digestate

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has now published two documents relevant to the AD industry in Scotland: Food Waste Management Guidance (new) Position Statement on the regulation of digestate (revised)  SEPA consulted on these two documents in 2016 and undertook industry engagement with operators and other stakeholders in Scotland.…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, biogas, digestate, SEPA

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SEPA proposes simplification of environmental regulation in Scotland

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is undertaking a consultation on proposals to simplify its approach to environmental regulation by developing an integrated authorisation framework that they believe will enable ‘innovation and proportionate, joined up, outcome focussed regulation, that significantly simplifies the regulatory landscape and reduces regulatory burden.’ …

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Environmental Regulation in Scotland: the latest from SEPA

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Last week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) launched their Waste to Resources Framework, which outlines their high level strategy. You can read the document here. On a more practical note, ADBA members who attended our Regulatory Forum also heard from Fiona Donaldson (SEPA) on the regulatory changes that they…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, SEPA, food waste operators, digestate quality, PAS110

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Scotland pushes further ahead on waste policy

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA, has published “One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework”, which outlines how it intends to drive down waste production and keep valuable materials circulating for as long as possible, whilst preventing and tackling the harms associated with waste management and…

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Tags: SEPA, Scottish Government, Scotland, Waste, food waste, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, Matt Hindle

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Regulatory Forum review: ‘To Compliance and Beyond’

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Thank you to all who attended the Autumn Regulatory Forum this week, it was great to see a wide range of ADBA members and to hear a variety of perspectives. Particular thanks to our hosts Walker Morris for providing the venue and an excellent lunch. The day was packed…

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Tags: regulatory forum, anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, food waste operators, crop operators, training, safety and environment working group, digestate, fire prevention, lightning, Environment Agency, SEPA, best practice scheme

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Speakers confirmed for Regulatory Forum - still time to register!

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We are looking forward to welcoming members to our Regulatory Forum on Tuesday 4 October. The programme has now been finalised and includes excellent speakers covering a wide range of regulatory topics. Click here to see the final programme; there are still spaces at this free-to-attend event, so please click here…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, EA, SEPA, training, safety and environment working group

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Help set the agenda for the Training, Safety and Environment Working Group

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The Training, Safety and Environment Working Group are planning to meet in October and are seeking input from the wider ADBA membership to help them identify the issues to address over the coming year. The meeting will be led by the group’s new chair, David Woolgar (Director…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, EA, SEPA, regulatory forum

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, EA, SEPA, waste regulation, BREF

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ADBA responds to SEPA consultation on food waste management and digestate

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Last week, we submitted our response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste management and digestate quality in Scotland. Please click here to view our response. Thank you to those members who provided us with their views to inform our response. As you will see, we have requested that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, digestate, waste regulation, environmental permitting, UK AD & Biogas

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Give your views on our draft response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste and digestate

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As I explained in my blog last week, we have been working on our response to SEPA’s consultation on food waste management in Scotland over the last month and are still seeking your feedback. There is still time to give us your views on the proposals within…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, food waste, food waste operators, digestate, PAS110, digestate quality

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Reminder - urgent call for views on SEPA consultation

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As explained in my blog back in May, SEPA is currently undertaking a public consultation on their proposed new guidance on food waste management in Scotland and a review of their regulatory position on the use of compost and digestate. This will have implications for those members…

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Tags: SEPA, digestate, food waste operators, PAS110, ADQP, Scotland, waste regulation

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SEPA consults on food waste management and stricter digestate quality limits than PAS110

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SEPA are consulting on proposed new guidance on food waste management in Scotland and a review of their regulatory position on the use of compost and digestate. This will have implications for those members who operate in Scotland. The proposals include introducing significantly tighter limits on the levels of physical…

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Tags: digestate, SEPA, PAS110, consultation, environmental permitting, food waste operators, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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