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ADBA makes the case for pragmatic approach to environmental regulation

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Today ADBA's Ollie More made the case to the Environment Agency's Regulated Business Forum for a pragmatic approach to environmental regulation. The AD industry has already been hit by higher charges, a consultation on new rules for permitted plants, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) this year, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, medium combustion plant directive, Environment Agency, environmental regulation, environmental permitting, Ollie More

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Permit update: up flow sludge blanket digesters

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Following consultation earlier this year the Environment Agency has proceeded to withdraw their position statement whereby use of up flow anaerobic sludge blanket anaerobic digestion systems with manure and slurry feedstock on farms did not require an environmental permit. Further information on this is available here. Please get in…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, environmental permitting, Environment Agency, farm slurry, manure, thom koller

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Training, Safety and Environment working group hold useful meeting

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Last week our Training, Safety and Environment working group met for a day of useful discussions around regulation and good practice around plant design, maintenance and operation. With involvement from ADBA members and the regulators (Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive), the group tackles the most pressing issues facing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment, training, Environment Agency, health and safety executive, health and safety, environment, environmental permitting

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Environment Agency confirms most fee changes to come into effect from April

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At the beginning of 2018, ADBA submitted a robust response to the Environment Agency’s Strategic Review of Charges consultation. To read our response, click here. ADBA expressed significant concerns on behalf of our members, particularly regarding the scale of charge increases for the biowaste sector and the speed that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, strategic review of charges, charges, environmental permitting

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ADBA responds to EA charges review: proposals go too far, too fast

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Today, we submitted our response to the Environment Agency’s ‘Strategic Review of Charges’. Many thanks to all members who provided feedback and input; this has helped us put together a strong response. You can read our full response here. In our view, the proposals are too…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, charges, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, consultation, strategic review of charges

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Environment Agency publishes bioaerosol monitoring regulatory position

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This week, the Environment Agency (EA) published their regulatory position statement on the monitoring of bioaerosol emissions, which sets out when bioaerosol risk assessments and monitoring is required and how it will be enforced. You can see the new guidance and background to the position statement here. The statement…

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, charges, regulation, environmental permitting, BREF, medium combustion plant directive

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Guest blog: update from ADBA group producing odour guide

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Dr Stephen Wise (pictured above), Waste Sector Director at Amec Foster Wheeler discusses how ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment working group is tackling odour. Stephen is a recognised and well known expert within the waste management sector with over 20 years of experience at a senior level working for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, odour, training, safety and environment working group, planning, environmental permitting

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Hear about the Environment Agency’s review of charges at Regulatory Forum

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The Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing their charging scheme in October 2017, in a bid to more fully recover the costs of the regulatory activities it undertakes. Currently, there is a big deficit between the income they receive from permitting fees and the costs of their activities. This creates an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, crop operators, food waste operators, digestate, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting

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Regulatory Forum – programme preview

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We’re pleased to confirm several speakers for our upcoming Regulatory Forum, which will take place in Leeds on 10th October. This event ADBA members can register their free space here. Further speakers will be revealed shortly! Environment Agency – important changes to charges As we have reported recently,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting, charges

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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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ADBA responds to Environment Agency’s informal consultation on changes to OPRA

At the end of last week, ADBA provided comments to the Environment Agency (EA) in response to their informal consultation on the proposed changes to the OPRA system of assessing operator performance. To see the proposed changes, click here to read our previous blog. The proposals could have significant…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, opra, operator performance assessment, waste regulation

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Updates on charges and compliance from the Environment Agency

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Our Regulatory Forum is a great opportunity for ADBA members to hear directly from the regulators and put concerns or queries to them. Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome the Environment Agency’s Nick Green to present the latest. This blog summarises the main points made by Nick, and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulatory forum, environmental permitting, permitting charges

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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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Environment Agency proposes major overhaul of operator performance assessment

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Last week I attended a workshop run by the Environment Agency (EA) which focussed on how they intend to change their approach to assessing the performance of the operators that they regulate. The review covers all of the sectors regulated by the EA and is separate but potentially linked to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environmental permitting

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