Tag: Environmental Permitting

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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