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ADBA responds to proposed changes to landspreading permits

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This week ADBA has submitted a response to an Environment Agency discussion paper on possible changes to the standard rules permit for spreading digestate (and other materials) to farmland as a waste. You can download a copy of our response here, and we would like to thank those members who…

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Tags: digestate, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, landspreading, Matt Hindle, permitting, standard rules

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Your chance to feed in to new landspreading guidance

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The Environment Agency have published a paper for discussion on a revised standard rules permit for land spreading. These will be subject to formal consultation in the autumn, but this exercise allows us to see an early version of their proposals and comment on any issues before they become part…

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Tags: digestate, digestate handling, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, farming, landspreading, Matt Hindle, permitting, spreading

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New PAS 110 in force

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The new version of the PAS 110 standard for digestate from source-segregated biowaste has been published, and comes into effect today (31 July 2014). It is available on the WRAP website here (you need to enter contact details) or to download directly here. Among the key changes are: The stability (Residual Biogas Potential)…

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Tags: digestate, EA, Matt Hindle, PAS 110, Wrap

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July permitting update published

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The EA have published their latest update on permitting changes for plants subject to the industrial emissions directive, which you can download here. This doesn’t contain many changes from previous updates, but is a timely reminder for plants which need to apply to vary their permit by the end…

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

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AD operators: opportunity to contribute to new permitting regime

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As previous updates have said, the process of producing Europe-wide reference documents for Best Available Techniques (BAT) in waste treatment is underway. This could have a huge impact on environmental permitting for AD sites. Once the BAT Reference Document (BREF) is published all existing permits will be reviewed, and some…

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Tags: BREF, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting

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Checklist released for sites moving to installation permits

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As we have previously notified, existing operators who have installations subject to new ‘installation’ permitting rules need to apply for a variation in their permit by 30 September. The EA released guidance on this in April, and wrote to operators they considered likely to fall into this category by early May. …

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

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Feedstock Working Group tackles gate fees & contamination

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Issues around gate fees and contamination were high on the agenda at last week’s Feedstock Working Group. There was consensus among the group that as more AD capacity is coming online, getting hold of feedstock is becoming more difficult and gate fees are generally falling. Attendees emphasised that flexibility…

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Tags: AHVLA, cornstarch bags, EA, Feedstock Working Group, food waste, gate fees, HSE, landfill ban, separate food waste collections

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EA update: more current sites may need to re-apply for permits

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The Environment Agency have notified us that they are writing to over 1000 holders of waste operation permits that may need to prepare for changes driven by the IED. A full briefing was released on this last month, and although the EA estimate that over 9000 existing waste operation permits will not…

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Tags: EA, environmental permitting, IED, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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New EA brief on permitting changes released

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The Environment Agency have released a new briefing note for operators with existing environmental permits on the transition to new permits as the Agency implements the Industrial Emissions Directive. You can download the briefing here. The new permitting regime is explained in section 8.1 of the Practical Guide to AD. Further…

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Tags: EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, IED, Industrial Emissions Directive, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation

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EA guidance on avoiding operational problems

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The Environment Agency have published a review of containment failure incidents at AD sites from 2010-2013, which is now available to download via our Health and Safety Hub, under ‘pollution incidents’. Although incidents are rare, the Environment Agency reiterates in their briefing that it is concerned about pollution incidents. As…

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

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Have your say on the future of permitting

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I’ve been in contact with a number of operators this week about the European ‘BREF’ process, which will have a major impact on the future of environmental permitting. ‘BREF’ refers to the reference documents for Best Available Technique (BAT), which sets out conclusions on what constitutes BAT for the…

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Tags: biowaste, BREF, Defra, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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Environmental permitting responses needed from operational sites

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The European BREF process – which could see major changes to permitting for AD plants – needs information from operators over the next few weeks to inform the development of new regulation. The Bureau coordinating BREF development has published questionnaires to aid their data gathering. The two key documents for the AD…

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Tags: BREF, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation

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PAS110: Revised standard passes latest hurdle

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The British Standards Institution steering group for the revision of PAS110 met on Wednesday and agreed revisions following the consultation which concluded in January. The document will now be revised by the technical author, circulated to the steering group for final approval and published by BSI. The final document is…

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Tags: BSI, digestate, EA, Matt Hindle, NRW, PAS110, RBP, SEPA, Wrap

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Biomethane Quality Protocol published

The Environment Agency, with support from WRAP, industry representatives including ADBA and funding from LIFE +, has developed a Quality Protocol for Biomethane which has been launched today. The Quality Protocol (QP) sets out end of waste criteria for the production and use of biomethane arising from the degradation of organic…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane QP, EA, End of waste, Matt Hindle, transport

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Planning requirement dropped from waste permitting

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Those AD plants considered “waste operations” under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) will no longer need to obtain planning permission before applying for an environmental permit. This announcement has come in Defra’s response to a consultation making a number of amendments to the EPR, and you can see the…

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Tags: Defra, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting, planning, Waste

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