Tag: Environmental Permitting

Information request – survey on use of landspreading deployment permits

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We have been made aware of a potential issue regarding the use of landspreading deployment permits (i.e. spreading of digestate under Standard Rules SR2010 No. 4) which we would like to better understand. A summary of the potential issue is provided at the end of this blog. At this stage,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, landspreading, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, deployment, food waste operators, digestate

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Save the date for our free Regulatory Forum – May 2017

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum is now set for 23rd May in Bristol so please do save the date. We will be confirming further details and how to book over the coming weeks. Whatever your role in the AD industry, the Regulatory Forum is the event to attend in order to…

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

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Environment Agency publish updated permits for digestate spreading and storage

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As expected, and as we notified members in our previous blog, the Environment Agency (EA) has now published several updated Standard Rules permits which cover the storage and spreading of digestate. The permits are all available to download from the EA’s website – click here. The permits that…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, digestate, environmental permitting, standard rules permits, digestate storage, digestate spreading

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EA to publish updated Standard Rules permits for digestate on 6 January

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As I wrote in a blog a few weeks ago, the Environment Agency (EA) will be publishing updated Standard Rules permits for digestate storage and landspreading in January. They have now confirmed that this will be on 6 January, and so from this date only the amended rule sets will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, digestate, Environment Agency, environmental permitting

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Natural Resources Wales consults on changes to digestate storage and spreading permits

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the regulatory body responsible for the environmental permitting regime in Wales, is currently consulting on proposals to make changes to the Standard Rules permits relating to the storage and spreading of digestate. Click here to view the consultation and here to see the proposed…

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Tags: biogas, anaerobic digestion, environmental permitting, Wales, natural resources wales, food waste operators, digestate, digestate spreading

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Key regulatory updates from the Environment Agency

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On Wednesday I represented ADBA at Defra’s Biowaste Forum which is a meeting of trade bodies, regulators and Defra to discuss the performance of the biowaste sector. It is also an opportunity for us to highlight industry-led work on improving performance, such as our Best Practice Scheme, the…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Environment Agency, natural resources wales, food waste operators, End of waste, environmental permitting, waste regulation, bioaerosols, landspreading

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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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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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ADBA represents members at Defra meeting

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I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum this week, which brings together Defra, the regulators (the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales), trade associations and professional bodies. The meeting is a platform for us to update Defra and the regulators on key work in the industry and is an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, Defra, food waste operators, crop operators, waste exemptions, environmental permitting, landspreading

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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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Fire Prevention Plans - EA survey

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We have been asked by the EA to circulate a link to a survey regarding their Fire Prevention Plan guidance which, as you may be aware, is currently being revised. The EA undertook a consultation on this in November 2015 and they are now compiling a summary report, which…

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Tags: EA, fire prevention plans, environmental permitting, Waste

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Update on new Environment Agency guidance on bioaerosols

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This week I represented ADBA at a stakeholder meeting held by the Environment Agency (EA) on the new M9 technical guidance note for bioaerosol monitoring. The EA have become increasingly concerned about the potential impacts of bioaerosol emissions from biowaste treatment activities, such as AD and composting. Previously, any …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, EA, bioaerosols, monitoring, emissions, environmental permitting, jess allan

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

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Environment Agency questionnaire on biodiesel residues for AD

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Aqua Enviro and Eunomia, on behalf of the Environment Agency, are undertaking a project examining the range of wastes produced during biodiesel manufacture, and their suitability for ‘bio-treatment’ (including anaerobic digestion, composting, aerobic digestion and MBT).  At present the only relevant waste listed in Standard Rules permits…

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Tags: Aqua Enviro, Eunomia, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion, EA, biodiesel, glycerol, glycerine

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