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

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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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ADBA Training, Safety and Environment Working Group to meet in March - get involved

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ADBA's Training, Safety and Environment Working Group is set to meet in early March and we will help be setting the meeting agenda over coming weeks. If you are interested in joining the group, please let me know at jessica.allan@adbioresources.org and I will make sure you…

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Member feedback needed - EA charging proposals

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Firstly, Happy New Year to all our members! Now that 2018 has begun, we are fast approaching the deadline for responses to the Environment Agency's consultation on its charges. We urgently need feedback from our members (especially operators) about how the proposals will affect your businesses. Before Christmas, we produced…

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

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Member input needed - SEPA consultations on compliance assessment

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As reported in my previous blog, SEPA (the environmental regulator in Scotland) is currently consulting on proposed changes to the way they assess compliance using their Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS). They are also consulting on their charges - click here for more - SEPA state that they have 'written to…

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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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ADBA attends meeting in Wales: how can we support the industry to improve standards?

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Last week Emi, ADBA’s Market Analyst, represented ADBA at a meeting with key industry stakeholders in Wales. Entitled the ‘AD Intervention Strategy’, and run by Severn Wye Energy Agency, the meeting was attended by representatives from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and industry. ADBA was pleased…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, Wales, natural resources wales, regulation, best practice scheme, standards, health and safety, environment

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ADBA attends Defra Biowaste Regulatory Forum meeting

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This week I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a meeting of trade bodies and professional organisations and Defra and the regulators. It is designed to be an opportunity for the industry to share updates with the regulators and vice versa. It also enables any actions to…

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Best Practice Scheme update – pilot completed

We’re pleased to say that the pilot of the Best Practice Scheme has now been completed, which means that we are on track to open the scheme to applicants autumn/winter 2017. In the next few months there are several opportunities to hear more about this in person and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, Environment Agency, regulation, environment, health and safety

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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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