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Update from the Training, Safety and Environment Working Group

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The Training, Safety & Environment Working Group, chaired by Terry Brownhill, met last week to discuss relevant issues and ongoing work. The key points to share from this meeting are detailed below. Current work Training – the working group discussed the work being taken forward on improving training in the…

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Tags: Training and Safety, anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, odour, secondary containment, training, safety and environment working group

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Update on new Environment Agency guidance on bioaerosols

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This week I represented ADBA at a stakeholder meeting held by the Environment Agency (EA) on the new M9 technical guidance note for bioaerosol monitoring. The EA have become increasingly concerned about the potential impacts of bioaerosol emissions from biowaste treatment activities, such as AD and composting. Previously, any …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, EA, bioaerosols, monitoring, emissions, environmental permitting, jess allan

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group - 23 March

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The Training, Safety and Environment Working Group, chaired by Terry Brownhill, will be meeting on Wednesday 23 March from 10:30-14:00. The group will discuss a range of current topics, including ADBA’s work on training, the Best Practice Scheme, and odour management (which will include input from the Environment Agency).…

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Tags: Training and Safety, Working Group, best practice scheme, EA, odour, secondary containment

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Key updates from Defra and the EA at Biowaste Regulatory Forum

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This week I represented ADBA at Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum, which is a regular meeting between Defra, the EA and the trade bodies and professional bodies involved in the biowaste sector. The meeting included updates on a few key topics: Waste Treatment BREF – as detailed in my…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, Defra, EA, digestate, bioaerosols, BREF, landspreading, environmental permitting, jess allan, food waste operators, biogas, standard rules

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Responses urgently needed on revised Waste Treatment BREF

As explained in previous blogs, the revised Waste Treatment BREF has now been released for consultation. We met with the Environment Agency (EA) last week to discuss the consultation process (click here for more information), and they have now sent us their initial comments on the draft revised BREF…

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

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Environment Agency questionnaire on biodiesel residues for AD

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Aqua Enviro and Eunomia, on behalf of the Environment Agency, are undertaking a project examining the range of wastes produced during biodiesel manufacture, and their suitability for ‘bio-treatment’ (including anaerobic digestion, composting, aerobic digestion and MBT).  At present the only relevant waste listed in Standard Rules permits…

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Tags: Aqua Enviro, Eunomia, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, biogas, anaerobic digestion, EA, biodiesel, glycerol, glycerine

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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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Environment Agency publishes position statement on the regulation of trials

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The Environment Agency (EA) has published an updated Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the regulation of trial waste recovery activities. The position statement (RPS 182) can be accessed here. The RPS provides useful clarification of the EA’s approach to regulating trials and so is likely to be of interest…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, waste regulation, trials, innovation, EA

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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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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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Opportunity to influence new Definition of Waste Guidance

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If you have used the Environment Agency’s ‘Legal Definition of Waste’ guidance, then they want to hear from you. The EA are seeking views on whether the existing guidance is useable and provides sufficient information to allow users to establish whether or not a material is…

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Tags: EA, definition of waste, waste regulation, food waste operators, crop operators, jess allan

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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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