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Reminder: draft revised Waste Treatment BREF available for review

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The first draft of the revised Waste Treatment BREF was released for review at the end of last year, as I explained in my blog. To view the document, please click here. The relevant parts are Chapters 2, 4 and 6. This document will have EU-wide implications for AD plants and other waste…

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

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Updated Standard Rules permits published today

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The Environment Agency (EA) has today published a number of new and amended Standard Rules (SR) permits, including updated versions of the AD-related SR permits. Please note that it is our understanding that the changes made today are minor changes or are expected changes relating to the implementation of the…

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Tags: environmental permitting, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, on-farm AD, waste regulation, EA, standard rules, jess allan

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Amended Standard Rules permits to be published on 1 December

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The Environment Agency (EA) have informed us that they will be publishing a large number of amended Standard Rules permits on 1 December 2015, following the Environmental Permit Standard Rules consultations No.12 and No.14. The EA will be writing to all existing permit holders who will be affected by the changes over…

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Tags: standard rules, EA, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, on farm ad, environmental permitting, jess allan

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EA permitting workshop on 27 Nov - still spaces!

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As I explained in my blog at the end of October, the Environment Agency (EA) are offering a free pre-application workshop for new permit applicants for AD plants. The event will be held at the EA's office in Bristol on 27 November. A limited number of spaces remain available for…

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

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One whey or another: How do you classify whey?

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We are seeking evidence from our members who are aware of projects that involve the use of whey or whey permeate as a feedstock in AD. We are aware of an apparent conflict of opinion regarding the classification of these feedstocks as waste or non-waste. Whey is a by-product of…

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Tags: whey permeate, anaerobic digestion, cheese, EA, food waste, regulation, environmental permitting, End of waste, jess allan, crop operators

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EA decisions on changes to landspreading and digestate storage permits

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You may remember that earlier in the year the Environment Agency (EA) undertook a consultation on proposed changes to several Standard Rules permits, including the permits for landspreading and digestate storage (SR2010 No 4, 5 and 6). Accordingly, we gathered our members’ views on the proposals and submitted a coordinated response (which…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, environmental permitting, landspreading, digestate, EA, jess allan, food waste operators

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Latest news on waste exemptions review

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Firstly, thank you to those members who responded to our request for views on the waste exemptions system. We used these views to compile an informal response to the Environment Agency’s review, which we submitted last Monday. The response emphasised the importance of exemptions to small-scale AD and…

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Tags: EA, environmental permitting, exemptions, food waste operators, jess allan, waste regulation, on farm ad, Defra

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Opportunity for free pre-application workshop with Environment Agency

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum earlier this month will know, the Environment Agency (EA) have decided to hold a free pre-application workshop for people or companies intending to apply for an Environmental Permit for a new AD plant. We have now received some further detail on…

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Tags: EA, food waste, AD, food waste operators, waste regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan

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Update on government proposals to tackle waste crime and poor performance

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You may remember that earlier this year the government ran a consultation seeking views on proposals to help the regulators tackle waste crime and entrenched poor performance. The government have now published a document which summarises the responses received and the proposals that will be taken forward. The full document…

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Tags: EA, anaerobic digestion, Defra, jess allan, NRW, waste regulation, environmental permitting, compliance, food waste operators, crop operators

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Urgent: Tell government how much red tape costs your business

The government is in the process of putting together a report summarising the findings of the Cutting Red Tape review into the waste and recycling sector. This work could impact on the future development of waste regulation, including the environmental permitting regime.  They have sent us the following request: …

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Tags: EA, Defra, BIS, red tape, Waste, waste regulation, environmental permitting, food waste operators, food waste, Matt Hindle, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Waste exemptions review – one week left to give your views

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As I explained in a previous blog, the EA are currently reviewing the waste exemptions system. Ian Brindley, who is leading the review, provided an update on this at our Regulatory Forum last week. It is important that our members understand the potential implications of this review; this blog provides…

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Tags: exemptions, EA, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, on farm ad, regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan, Defra

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Regulatory Forum: Commission suggests PAS110 can be retained in end of waste proposals

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On Wednesday this week we held our Regulatory Forum, which provides members with an opportunity to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies on any developments in the regulation of the AD industry. Firstly, a big thank you to Walker Morris, who again hosted the event for us at their…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, exemptions, food waste operators, best practice, anaerobic digestion, digestate, environmental performance

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Food waste meetings: regulation and environmental performance updates

Food waste policy and regulation was in focus this week. ADBA’s Food Waste Operators met in Birmingham on Wednesday, while Jess and I also represented members at DECC’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum (BRF). The BRF is a regular meeting between DECC, the EA and the waste trade…

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Tags: food waste, biowaste, EA, permitting, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, jess allan, Matt Hindle, food waste operators, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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AD on the verge of facilitating important wildlife conservation

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A research project based in Lincolnshire has been looking into the feasibility of using roadside verge biomass in AD. This would provide ecological benefits as the verges would be better managed for high biodiversity.

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Tags: r&d dissemination, anaerobic digestion, EA, crop operators, regulation, environmental permitting, jess allan, conservation

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Reminder – we need your views on waste exemptions

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As I wrote in my blog back in July, the Environment Agency (EA) are seeking views on the waste exemptions system, which is being reviewed in the context of the ‘Cutting Red Tape Review’. Click here to see my previous blog, which contains more information about the relevance…

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Tags: exemptions, environmental permitting, EA, regulatory forum, jess allan, food waste, anaerobic digestion, digestate

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