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EA regulatory position statement clarifies Standard Rules can cover biofilters and biogas upgrading

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The EA has released a regulatory position statement clarifying that operators can use biofilters or biogas upgrading systems under current Standard Rules permits, pending their revision in the autumn. The position statement is available to download here. This addresses an anomoly in the current approach. In the EA's words: …

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, emissions, standard rules, permits, environmental permitting, permitting, biomethane to grid, biofilters, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, Matt Hindle

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Urgent member input needed on Defra waste crime consultation

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Earlier this year Defra & the Welsh Government launched a two-part consultation on how the waste industry can tackle waste crime by enforcing powers of the authorities. We have drafted a basic response but we are in need of your help to answer the more technical questions. Below are the…

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Tags: food waste operators, consultation, Defra, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, EA, Wales, england, Waste, will bushby

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ADBA’s response submitted to EA consultation: digestate storage & NFU landspreading waste checklist

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We have now submitted our response to the EA's Standard Rules Consultation No.14 on landspreading and digestate storage. The EA are reviewing the standard permits available for landspreading operations including for digestate. The consultation asked for views on whether they had correctly identified the risks associated with landspreading and…

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Tags: EA, consultation, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, will bushby, NFU, standard rules, anaerobic digestion

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Future of permitting: update on the BREF process

The Environment Agency have contacted operators who have agreed to take part in data collection for the waste treatment BREF process this week, to clarify final pieces of information. The BREF (Best available treatment REFerence document) will be used as a basis for future environmental permitting regulations once implemented, so…

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Tags: EA, permitting, anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental permitting, regulation, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle, AD, ADBA events, food waste operators

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Food Waste operators meet in Birmingham

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ADBA’s Food Waste Operators Group met in Birmingham on 25 February. Full minutes are being prepared for the group, who finalised the remit following initial discussions in the inaugural meeting in November. In particular, the group is keen to act as a forum to share best practice, and learn…

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Tags: food operators, food waste operators, food waste, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, digestate, PAS110, End of waste

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Help shape Defra policy on waste crime

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Defra & the Welsh Government have launched a consultation on proposals they have set out to enhance enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistant poor performance in England and Wales. In order to create a strong response we need your help. Below is a summary of…

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Tags: Defra, Environment Agency, EA, Welsh Government, consultation, Wales, england, Waste, food waste operators, will bushby

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EA permit refusal documents available

There has been fairly widespread coverage of a refused permit application for a large pig farm in Derbyshire today. Most of the media reports have focussed on the potential odour and pollution from the general operation of the pig farm, which were the principal reasons for the refusal.  However,…

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Tags: EA, permitting, environmental permitting, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle

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Consultation deadlines

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Over the last few weeks I have blogged asking for help on several different consultations, we are fast approaching several of these deadlines so I thought it might be useful to consolidate all my requests into one small blog. Below are a list of the consulations with the views we…

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Tags: RHI, finance, Finance Forum, consultation, DECC, EA, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, European Commission, Europe, emissions, eu emission trading system, eu ets, will bushby, crop operators, workshop

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Help us to respond to the EA consultation on land spreading & digestate storage rules

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The EA have asked for our views on their proposal for new and revised rule sets and risk assessments covering land spreading and digestate storage activities. These changes introduce additional restrictions to better protect the environment but will also provide operators greater flexibility in the choice and usage of…

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Tags: EA, consultation, land spreading, digestate, Environment Agency, will bushby

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EA risk assessments for AD plants changing

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We have been notified by the EA that they are starting a new programme of health and safety screening assessments at the AD plants they regulate across the country. This has the following aims and components:  The screening work will consist of desk-based assessments focussing on the written…

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Tags: EA, permitting, health and safety, Matt Hindle, Environment Agency

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Secondary containment: producing industry-led guidance

ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environmental Management group coordinated a meeting between industry representatives and the Environment Agency this week to discuss secondary containment. We have picked up increasing concerns about onerous requirements in some cases, while the Agency continues to express their concern about containment failure incidents and…

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Tags: EA, best practice, Environment Agency, Defra, Matt Hindle, secondary containment, guidance, crop operators, food waste operators

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Regulator Day discusses key environmental issues

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ADBA's second regulator day on Thursday 16 October, hosted by Walker Morris in Leeds, featured a packed agenda of environmental and health and safety regulatory issues. Our notes of the key issues discussed are provided below.   BREF EA updated the meeting on progress towards a Europe-wide 'Best Available Technique'…

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Tags: Matt Hindle, regulator day, permitting, COMAH, digestate, EA, HSE, Environment Agency, food waste operators, crop operators

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Waste plants: are you having a say in the future of permitting?

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The Environment Agency have reported that they have now received 24 questionnaires out of an expected 71 for the UK. These questionnaires will provide the information which the Commission will use to set new permitting rules for large waste plants. The deadline for checking and posting on to the Bureau&rsquo…

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Tags: permitting, BREF, EA, Environment Agency, Matt Hindle

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Update on permitting, regulation and end of waste

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Earlier today I attended a meeting in Defra on biowaste regulation. Below are some notes and updates for members. For food waste operators, the update below on the development of fertilizer regulations - which builds on European End of Waste Work - is particularly important. Sector Performance The Environment Agency…

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Tags: Defra, EA, End of waste, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, fertilizer directive, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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EA briefing note released on permitting for crop residues

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Following pressure from operators, the EA have provided clarity on their approach to ‘crop residues’ used in AD plants. The new briefing note can be downloaded here. This clarifies their definition of crop residues as follows:We are referring here to crop residues in the sense that they are ‘production…

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Tags: crop residues, crops, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, farm, farm AD, farm waste, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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