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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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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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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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Biomethane QP could boost renewable gas-to-grid market

ADBA PRESS RELEASE 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…

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Tags: biomethane, Environment Agency, gas-to-grid, Matt Hindle, quality protocol

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BREF update; kick-off meeting next week

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The kick-off meeting for the BREF process takes place in Seville next week. From this point we will start to have a clearer idea of what the Commission is likely to propose, and where we will need to concentrate our efforts. The Environment Agency’s Howard Leberman is the key…

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

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Update on EA regulatory work - pollution, odour, digestate storage, contamination & permitting c

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Defra’s twice yearly Biowaste Regulatory Forum is an excellent chance to discuss regulatory changes which are on the agenda, and to discuss how industry can work with regulators to address ongoing issues and develop better regulation. Last week’s meeting was no different – with progress made on addressing pollution…

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Tags: BAT, BREF, Defra, End of waste, Environment Agency, Industrial Emissions Directive, odour

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Planning & Permitting update

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ADBA’s Planning and Permitting Working Group met at Wardell Armstrong’s offices in Stoke on Trent on 27 March, and held a Permitting Workshop for members to discuss issues with the Environment Agency. Planning Issues The group discussed recent planning decisions and the implications for the industry more widely: Vehicle…

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Tags: Environment Agency, permitted development, permitting, planning

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