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Defra consultation on waste crime and proposals to enhance enforcement powers at regulated facilitiesDefra are seeking views on enhancing enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistent poor performance in England and Wales. Closing date 6th May.
Standard Rules Consultation No. 12 – new and revised standard rules setsThe REA’s response to this consultation by the EA on amending the Standard Rules for Fire Prevention Plans
SEPA consultation on BAT for CompostingSEPA have published a consultation on the development of guidance for the best available techniques (BAT) for composting. Deadline 27th Feb 2015.
Standard Rules Consultation No.14The EA is seeking views on Standard Rules Consultation no 14 on Landspreading and Digestate Storage and also changes to some soil recycling activities.
EA consultation on Standard Rules No 12The EA have issued a consultation on their Standard Rules No 12 detailing their proposed new and revised rule sets and risk assessments. Deadline for responses: 6th March 2015.
Waste classification and assessment - ConsultationLegal changes to the List of Waste and Hazardous Waste criteria are expected to apply from 1st June 2015. The Environment Agency is seeking your views on the changes.
Consultation on Environment Agency Charges for 2015/16The EA are inviting comments on their charging proposals for 2015 for their Environmental Permitting Regulation (EPR) and Abstraction charging schemes.
Defra's consultation on the derogation allowed for small quantities of Cat 3This is a consultation from EU and subsequently Defra on the small quantities of Cat 3 derogation, from such places as butchers.
Environment Agency consultation on Article 14 cost-benefit assessment guidanceThe Environment Agency has launched a consultation on changes to the H2 Energy Efficiency Guidance
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
AFOR response to Scottish Government's Recyclate Quality Action PlanAFOR response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on their Recyclate Quality Action Plan
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