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ADBA’s initial response to EA permitting consultation – please have your say!

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Last week the Environment Agency (EA) published a call for evidence on proposals for change of environmental permitting for the biowaste sector, including AD. The call for evidence is quite open and wide-ranging, with evidence sought on a number of topics. It is an opportunity to let the regulator know…

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APHA fee update – new and revised fees for ABP sites

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have this week published information on new or revised fees that were introduced on 30th June 2018. The charges relevant to Animal By-products are available to view here. This was first consulted on a couple of years ago, and you can see all the…

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Permit me to enlighten you: Environment Agency proposes permit changes to drive improvements

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Today the Environment Agency (EA) has published a call for evidence seeking views on their proposals for change in Environmental Permitting for biowaste sector. This is a significant piece of work, which aims to improve performance across the whole of the biowaste sector – which includes AD, composting and MBT.…

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Environment Agency publishes draft Medium Combustion Plant Guidance

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There has recently been a flurry of activity from the Environment Agency (EA) regarding the upcoming implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). This week they have published a draft guidance note for review, which you can find here. If you have any comments on the draft, please let…

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Please respond to digestate survey - deadline extended to this Friday

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The deadline for our important survey to understand digestate storage and spreading practices has been extended to this Friday (22nd June). We are looking for our members' contributions to this survey as it will help us to develop informed responses to Defra's draft Clean Air Strategy consultation. For the…

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Defra Clean Air Strategy workshop explores ammonia reduction proposals

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This week, ADBA attended a workshop held by Defra to explore their proposals to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture, as set out in their draft Clean Air Strategy which is being consulted on presently. Click here to read our blog on this and please do send us your thoughts…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, clean air strategy, ammonia, Defra, regulation, low emission spreading, digestate, digestate spreading, digestate storage

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Read ADBA’s draft response to the EA’s Medium Combustion Plant consultation

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Please click here to read our draft response to the Environment Agency's consultation on the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive via Standard Rules permits. If you have any comments on the draft, please let us know as soon as possible as the consultation closes at the end…

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Defra and Environment Agency update ADBA members at Regulatory Forum

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A big thank you to all those who were involved in our Regulatory Forum, particularly our great hosts Walker Morris and our excellent speakers. We were very lucky to have two speakers from the Environment Agency (EA) and a speaker from Defra, offering attendees the most up to date insight…

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Important consultation on Medium Combustion Plant Directive – how will it affect you?

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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive is an important piece of legislation which will have an impact on AD operators if their combustion plant is classed as a medium combustion plant. Basically, this will be ‘Combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 MWth and less…

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Environment Agency to hold workshop for landspreading customers

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We have been asked to share details of an upcoming workshop held by the Environment Agency (EA) for their customers using the landspreading permitting process. This is sure to be a good learning experience for all involved and a great way to engage directly with the National Permitting Service which…

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Defra and Environment Agency to speak at ADBA Regulatory Forum – final programme

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Our Spring Regulatory Forum has shaped up nicely into a packed day of sessions, delivered by a range of industry experts. This includes representatives from Defra, the Environment Agency (EA), CCM Technologies, David Woolgar Consulting, Jelf, Walker Morris, Little Green Consulting and Beeswax Dyson; great to see such a host…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, regulatory forum, digestate, permitting, charges, law, emissions, air quality, Defra, Environment Agency, environment, regulation

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Free legal advice clinics at ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA’s Regulatory Forum is a must-attend event for those working in the AD sector, as regulation and compliance has an impact on the majority of organisations involved in building and operating AD plants. The programme for the next forum (on 24th May in Leeds) is shaping up nicely,…

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Defra consults on technical competence and management systems - give your views

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As reported previously, Defra is consulting on a range of proposals relating primarily to waste crime but also to several topics more relevant to AD: Management Systems Technical Competence Financial Competence The proposals relating to these aspects generally involve increasing consistency and clarity in terms of the regulatory requirements across…

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Regulatory Forum vital in time of regulatory uncertainty

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In a time of uncertainty surrounding environmental regulation, with the Environment Agency's proposed charges increase looming, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive due for implementation and the new Waste Treatment Best Available Technique Reference (BREF) document on the horizon, ADBA's bi-annual Regulatory Forum is a perfect opportunity for…

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Industry groups meet with the Environment Agency at Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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Today, I represented ADBA at a meeting of the Biowaste Regulatory Forum. The meeting was chaired by the Environment Agency (EA), and included the NFU, CIWM, ESA and others. The meeting is a platform for discussion between industry groups and the EA’s leads on biowaste and land spreading,…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, BREF, digestate, compliance, regulation, Environment Agency

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