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This ever expanding section includes detailed information on the subjects relevant to both the organics and wider waste industry. Updated with all the latest technical information including consultations and government body info, this area is aimed to assist you in the understanding of a particular topic and any requirements surrounding it.
 
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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.
Notification to AH required for Salmonella failures from all ABP-based compost and digestate samples

Notification to AH required for Salmonella failures from all ABP-based compost and digestate samples

This communication is only relevant to Salmonella failures from samples of animal by-products based composts and digestates.

January 2014 update on PAS 110 review

This article contains the latest update on the review of PAS 110

January 2014 update on Waste Treatment BREF

This is the latest update on the WT BREF review, including the review timescales

REA responds to PAS 110 consultation

REA has submitted its response to BSI consultation on PAS 110 Specification.

JRC Reference report on monitoring of emissions from IED installations

This article contains the JRC report on monitoring of emissions from IED installations

WT BREF structure proposals from ECN and EA

This article contains the Waste Treatment BREF structures proposed by ECN and the EA
SEPA consultation on Charging Schemes

SEPA consultation on Charging Schemes

SEPA consultation on proposals to amend their charging schemes - deadline 17th February.

JRC-IPTS releases the Final Report on End of Waste for composts and digestates

The JRC-IPTS have finally sent the final report containing the technical proposals on End of Waste for composts and digestates to the Members of the Technical Working Group (including the ORG of REA, formerly AfOR).
Latest proposed format for the Waste Treatment BREF

Latest proposed format for the Waste Treatment BREF

The WT BREF TWG (which includes REA) have just received the latest format for the Waste Treatment BREF.

December 2013 Draft PAS 110 Specification out for public consultation

PAS 110, Specification for whole digestate, separated liquor and separated fibre derived from the anaerobic digestion of source-segregated materials is now available for comment.

Conclusions from WT BREF review Kick-off meeting in Seville

The Waste Treatment BREF review kick off meeting was held took place in Seville from 25th to 28th November. This article contain the conclusions from that meeting.
ORG response to Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus

ORG response to Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus

UK ORG/REA response to Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus
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