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Information from EA on export of glycerol

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We have received a request from the Waste Shipments team at the Environment Agency (EA) to circulate an update on the export of glycerol arising from the production of biodiesel, specifically in relation to the responsibility of exporters to comply with notification procedures. This is unlikely to be of direct…

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Tags: EA, glycerol, biodiesel, anaerobic digestion

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European End of Waste: Commission says ‘optional’ harmonisation possible, but not yet confirmed

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Following the news on European End of Waste criteria from our Regulatory Forum – which confirmed for the first time that the Commission are minded to use a ‘partial harmonisation’ route which would allow UK operators to continue to use PAS110 – the Commission have now released a…

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Tags: End of waste, PAS110, PAS 110, digestate, food waste operators, food waste, anaerobic digestion, AD, biogas, Matt Hindle, Defra, EA, European Commission, Europe, fertilizer regulations, Circular Economy, circular economy package

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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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Food waste action plan kicks off

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This week I represented ADBA at the first meeting of a steering group to develop a new Food Waste Recycling Action Plan. The process is being facilitated by WRAP, but aims to develop a coordinated, agreed plan between the waste industry, trade bodies and local authorities. It has been endorsed…

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Tags: food waste, food waste operators, waste collection, clg, Defra, Wrap, Matt Hindle, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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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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Better Regulation: ADBA takes part in workshop on Cutting Red Tape

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As Will explained in his blog back in July, the government are undertaking a ‘Cutting Red Tape’ review of the waste sector. The review is being led by Defra in conjunction with the Cabinet Office and the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) in BIS. The purpose of the review…

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Tags: EA, Defra, regulation, food waste operators, jess allan, anaerobic digestion, innovation

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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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Important changes to emissions monitoring requirements

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The Environment Agency (EA) have produced a new Technical Guidance Note (TGN) entitled ‘M9: environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities’ and have released a draft for informal consultation. Click here to read the draft document. The EA are not undertaking a formal consultation but they have sent…

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

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EA reviews waste exemptions

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Do you use waste exemptions? ADBA has been contacted by the Environment Agency (EA) requesting feedback specifically on the waste exemptions regime, which is being reviewed in the wider context of the ‘Cutting Red Tape Review’ (more info here). The review seeks to identify unnecessary barriers to growth…

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Tags: EA, biogas, Defra, food waste operators, Waste Regulations, environmental permitting, exemptions, AD, jess allan, regulatory forum, farm waste, agriculture

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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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As those of you who attended our Regulatory Forum are aware, the process for revising the waste treatment BREF is well underway. Yesterday, we received a copy of the Austrian analysis of the questionnaires completed by waste treatment sites across Europe, including some UK AD sites. You can download a…

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Tags: BREF, permitting, environmental permitting, biofilters, European Commission, EU, EA, Matt Hindle, regulatory forum, food waste, food waste operators

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