ORG response to Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of PhosphorusUK ORG/REA response to Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus
REA response to DEFRA’s Consultation on a waste management plan for EnglandThe Organics Recycling group of the Renewable Energy Association welcomes this opportunity to comment on a full draft of this long awaited document. Particular reference within this response is in context of the management of biodegradable resources through a range of technologies including composting, anaerobic digestion and mechanical and biological treatment.
Welsh Government’s third stage consultation on waste guidanceLast June the Welsh Government released the third consultation on the guidance on recycling, preparation for re-use and composting targets. The consultation ends on 4th October 2013.
Consultation on British Standard for Sub-SoilsBSI's public/industry consultation on its draft British Standard for sub-soils (BS 8601) has begun. Their deadline for receipt of comments is 30th September 2013.
The waste management plan for EnglandThis is a government consultation on the Waste Management Plan for England. The content of the plan is determined by the requirements of Article 28 of the Directive. The plan is a compilation of existing waste management information and policies. In particular, it reflects the conclusions of the government review of waste policy in 2011 and developments since the review was published.
Consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for EnglandPrior to finalising the Waste Prevention Programme for England the Government is seeking views on the proposed vision, priorities, metrics and roles which aim to reduce the amount of waste produced across the economy. The findings from this exercise will be used to inform the final Programme, which will be published along with a summary of evidence by the end of 2013. The Devolved Administrations are developing their own Waste Prevention Programmes which will be published separately. This consultation runs until 23rd September 2013.
Planning for Sustainable Waste Management - ConsultationUpdated national waste planning policy: Planning for sustainable waste management - Consultation. Deadline for comments: 16th September 2013
EA seeks industry's views on the draft sector guidance on anaerobic digestionThe EA is to publish interim industry guidance notes for AD, composting and MBT processes. These will be considered as BATs and reviewed annually and after publication of European BREFs/BATs.
EC Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of PhosphorusThe purpose of this Consultative Communication is to draw attention to the sustainability of phosphorus use and to initiate a debate on the state of play and the actions that should be considered. It is not designed with specific legislation on phosphorus in mind. This action was announced in the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe1 and should be seen as part of the overall drive to improve resource efficiency in the EU and worldwide
European Commission starts review of waste management and recycling targetsThe European Commission has started a review of the legally-binding targets set out in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
Possible charges for AHVLA servicesDefra has invited views on a possible charging scheme for inspection under the Animal By-products regulations. Industry feedback needed.
Consultation on EA's Technical Guidance for ADComing soon - EA's interim technical guidance on what represents BAT for AD will be out for consultation shortly.
Revised draft Quality Protocol for Biomethane from AD and landfill gasThe Environment Agency has published a revised draft Quality Protocol for Biomethane from landfill gas and anaerobic (AD) digestion of waste. Comments deadline is 28th February 2013.
Proposals to review HSE’s Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs)This consultation sets out HSE’s proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) as recommended by Professor Löfstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all’.
Standard Rules for EPR responses have been publichedThe English and Welsh versions of the summary of consultation (number 8) responses for the Standard Rules for Environmental Permitting Regulations have now been published.
AFOR response to Scottish Government's Recyclate Quality Action PlanAFOR response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on their Recyclate Quality Action Plan
AfOR response to the Consultation on the EA's draft composting guidanceAfOR has collated all comments received from the industry, which included compost producers, consultants, technology providers, local authorities, and added them into the original document.
Review of Environment Agency and Natural EnglandAs part of its process to review the Environment Agency and Natural England, Defra has invited views and supporting evidence by 4th February.
The EA’s draft composting guidancePlease send AfOR your comments on the EA’s draft composting guidance.
This document, written by Jacobs Engineering U.K. Limited on behalf of the EA, is a technical guidance document on aerobic treatment and composting operations for source segregated biowastes.
AFOR response to Consultation on Safeguarding Scotland's ResourcesAFOR's response to the Safeguarding Scotland's Resources Consultation
AFOR response to IED consultation in ScotlandScottish Government Consultation on Transposition of the Industrial Framework Directive in Scotland
Scottish Government Consultation on Recyclate Quality Action PlanA consultation paper setting out a number of actions that the Scottish Government proposes to take forward in order to improve the quality of recyclates flowing on to and out of materials recovery facilities.Deadline 28th December 2012.
Scottish Government Guidance on applying the Waste HierarchyA (draft) guidance document that explains what the Waste Hierarchy is and also what those who produce, keep or manage controlled waste must do to ensure that they apply the hierarchy when making waste management decisions. Deadline: 30th November 2012.
Consultation on Environment Agency charges from 2013The Industrial Emissions Directive and phase III of EU Emissions Trading drives EA consultation on 'a small number of necessary but minor changes to our charges'. Deadline: Friday 9th November.
Wood waste landfill restrictions in England: Defra's call for evidenceDefra has invited views and information on the sustainable management of wood waste and its diversion from landfill where this is the best available option. Deadline: 28th September.
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