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Urgent comments needed on future of permitting

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…

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Updates from ADBA Regulatory Forum

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…

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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…

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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,…

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EA risk assessments for AD plants changing

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…

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Regulator Day discusses key environmental issues

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…

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