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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulation, apha, animal by-products, food waste operators, agricultural operators, ABPR

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APHA confirms charges for inspections to be introduced

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In 2015, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) consulted on the introduction of fees for their services, including inspections required under the Animal By-Product Regulations (ABPR), which AD plants may be subject to if they handle and treat animal by-products. This is in a bid to achieve full cost recovery…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, animal by-products, apha, charges, ABPR

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Grit Expectations: APHA seek information on grit disposal

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Grit removal is a fact of life for most food waste AD operators – either it is separated out before entering the digester or is removed periodically from the digestion tank itself. We have been approached by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with a request for some further…

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Tags: apha, animal by-products, grit, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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Important feedback from the Environment Agency at Regulatory Forum

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This week, we held our Spring Regulatory Forum, at which attendees heard the latest on the current regulatory issues facing the AD industry, as well as updates on ongoing policy issues and ADBA’s work developing the Best Practice Scheme. Thank you to Clarke Willmott for hosting this event…

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Tags: regulatory forum, Environment Agency, anaerobic digestion, biogas, HSE, apha, jelf insurance brokers, best practice scheme

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Defra opens consultation on Cutting Red Tape Review

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Defra is currently inviting views on the costs and benefits arising from the reform of guidance provided by Defra and its agencies, which include the Environment Agency (EA) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).  The ‘reform’ being referred to here is the ‘Cutting Red…

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Tags: waste regulation, EA, apha, Defra, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion

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Consultation on proposed new APHA fees

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have launched a consultation on the proposed introduction of new fees for statutory services they currently deliver across England, Scotland and Wales. The consultation is being led by the APHA but is undertaken in partnership with Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh…

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Tags: apha, animal by-products, food waste operators, digestate, Defra, jess allan

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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ADBA's latest Regulatory Forum took place in Leeds last Thursday, with forty ADBA members gathering to hear updates from the key regulatory bodies and discuss the implications of changing regulation. Robert Starr, from hosts Walker Morris, opened the day with a presentation on enforcement undertakings, and the role that…

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Tags: regulatory forum, ADBA events, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, BREF, COMAH, landspreading, IED, permitting, Defra, apha, HSE, health and safety, food waste, crop operators, food waste operators, European Commission

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Update from APHA on fees for statutory services

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We have received the following update from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA): Proposed Revision of Existing Fees and Introduction of New Fees for Statutory Services delivered by Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA). Earlier in the year AHVLA (now APHA) announced the intention to undertake a public consultation…

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Updated ABP composting & biogas guidance

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We have just received a copy of the updated ABP composting and biogas guidance from Defra. The document combines the original text with the revisions and changes that we have discussed with the department over the last couple of years.  As you may be aware, there have been changes…

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Tags: Defra, biogas, apha, AHVLA, abp, will bushby

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