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Waste treatment BREF review: draft BAT for AD and composting now available for comments

Waste treatment BREF review: draft BAT for AD and composting now available for comments

Drafts of Best Available Techniques for biological treatments, which will be proposed for inclusion in Chapter 5 of the WT BREF (the chapter containing BAT for waste treatments), are now available for comments.
Update from the EA on waste operations moving to IED

Update from the EA on waste operations moving to IED

This is an update from the EA IED Project Board on waste operations moving to the IED regime.
Chapter 4 describing techniques to consider for the determination of BATs is now finalised

Chapter 4 describing techniques to consider for the determination of BATs is now finalised

The draft Chapter 4 of the Waste Treatment BREF has now been finalised by the JRC biological treatment group.
Consultation on landfill tax: liability of waste 'fines'

Consultation on landfill tax: liability of waste 'fines'

Consultation on proposals for the new 'loss on ignition' test that will help landfill site operators determine the correct tax liability of fines. Deadline: 19th September 2014.
REA response to COMAH consultation

REA response to COMAH consultation

REA response to the Health & Safety Executive Consultation on Consultation on draft COMAH Regulations 2015 to implement the Seveso III Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances
Consultation on new enforcement measures for SEPA

Consultation on new enforcement measures for SEPA

New Environmental Enforcement Framework - Consultation on New Enforcement Measures for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Relevant Offences Order. Deadline Friday 3rd October.
Data collation launched to inform Best Available Techniques for the waste sector

Data collation launched to inform Best Available Techniques for the waste sector

The JRC-IPTS has officially launched the plant-specific data collation which will be used to draw Best Available Techniques and define BAT AELs (emission levels) for the waste sector.
Latest news on PAS 110:2014

Latest news on PAS 110:2014

This short article contains the latest update on the release of PAS 110:2014
04/06/2014 Latest update from the Organics Recycling Group on the WT BREF

04/06/2014 Latest update from the Organics Recycling Group on the WT BREF

This article contains the latest update on the review of the Waste Treatment BREF. Comments on the draft chapter listing the techniques used for the determination of BATs are welcome.
12/05/2014 Latest update on the REA's activities associated with the review of the WT BREF

12/05/2014 Latest update on the REA's activities associated with the review of the WT BREF

This is an update on the progress made with the drafting of the key chapters of the WT BREF and the data collation stage which will take place in the next months.

Update on limit levels for physical contaminants in PAS110

Update sent to members on 6th May regarding the feedback on the recent proposal for physical contaminant levels in PAS110.

Further proposal on the physical contaminant limit levels in the new PAS 110

This communication was sent out on 24/04/2014 to members of the REA Biogas, ORG and Biomass Groups regarding a proposal on the physical contaminant limit levels in the new PAS 110.
23/04/2014 Update on WT BREF review

23/04/2014 Update on WT BREF review

This article includes the last update on the review of the Waste Treatment BREF, including key environmental indicators for biological treatments and draft Best Available Techniques for outdoor composting, indoor composting, MBT and AD
Latest news on the End of Waste proposals for composts and digestates

Latest news on the End of Waste proposals for composts and digestates

We have heard informally that it is unlikely that the Commission will make a proposal for an End of Waste regulation for composts and digestate. This has not been confirmed yet.
Is yours a waste operation or an installation under the IED? New EA's guidance now available

Is yours a waste operation or an installation under the IED? New EA's guidance now available

The EA area teams are now reviewing existing waste operation permits to determine if the activities undertaken are listed within the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and have produced guidance for their staff to support this assessment.

Defra's consultation on the derogation allowed for small quantities of Cat 3

This 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 guidance

Environment Agency consultation on Article 14 cost-benefit assessment guidance

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on changes to the H2 Energy Efficiency Guidance
0/03/2014 The JRC has now published the final report of the Kick-Off Meeting

0/03/2014 The JRC has now published the final report of the Kick-Off Meeting

The European IPPC Bureau (JRC-IPTS) has now made available the final report of the Kick-Off meeting which was held in Seville last November.

05/03/14 Update on WT BREF review [no action required for the time being]

European Compost Network (ECN) and European Biogas Association (EBA) are taking a pro-active role in the review of the WT BREF to ensure this process does not result into a document that is too stringent, or rigid and that undermines the biological treatment sector in Europe.
14 February 2014. Latest update from the Bureau on the WT BREF review

14 February 2014. Latest update from the Bureau on the WT BREF review

This is the latest update on the WT BREF sent by the IPPC Bureau to the members of the Technical Working Group (including REA)

Last PAS 110 Steering Group meeting: agreement achieved on critical issues

Following a public consultation on a draft PAS 110, the final meeting of the BSI PAS 110 Steering Group meeting took place on 5th February. The aim of the meeting was to achieve a consensus on outstanding issues regarding changes to be made to the specification.

Suggested list of definitions for the WT BREF to be provided by 21st February

The Bureau have asked for definitions up front in order to inform and support the development of the questionnaire.
31/01/2014: The ORG compiles a list of techniques for European Compost Network

31/01/2014: The ORG compiles a list of techniques for European Compost Network

The ORG has compiled and supplied to European Compost Network a draft, preliminary list of techniques relevant to biological treatments in the UK.

17/01/2014 Survey on biological treatments to inform the Waste Treatment BREF review

This is an ECN/ORG and ESA survey on biological treatments and will be used to inform the review of the WT BREF
28/11/2013 ORG and ESA send out a survey on biofilters and other abatement systems

28/11/2013 ORG and ESA send out a survey on biofilters and other abatement systems

This survey was aimed at obtaining preliminary feedback from operators on the availability of environmental performance data for biological treatment facilities, in particular in relation to biofilters and other emission abatement systems.
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