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Technical Information

This section includes detailed information on the subjects relevant to both the organics sector and wider waste management industry. Updated with all the latest technical information including consultations and government body info, in this area we aim to assist you in understanding a particular topic and any requirements surrounding it.
 
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EU Fertilisers Regulation: revision work is halted

Work on revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation has been halted.
11/03/2015 Update on the Waste Treatment BREF review

11/03/2015 Update on the Waste Treatment BREF review

This article contains the latest update on the review of the waste treatment BREF, in particular the progress made with drafting chapter 4, the plant specific data collation and the next meeting with the JRC-IPTS in Seville.
Standard Rules Consultation No. 12 – new and revised standard rules sets

Standard Rules Consultation No. 12 – new and revised standard rules sets

The REA’s response to this consultation by the EA on amending the Standard Rules for Fire Prevention Plans
Review of EU Fertilisers Regulation: Animal By-Products issues

Review of EU Fertilisers Regulation: Animal By-Products issues

REA call for feedback from members who are composting or digesting animal by-products. Triggered by very restrictive proposals for ABP treatment in the context of producing an EU Fertiliser.
Defra approved laboratories for testing under the animal by-products regulations

Defra approved laboratories for testing under the animal by-products regulations

Defra have updated their list of approved laboratories for testing under the animal by-products regulations.
12th Feb 2015 Update on Seveso and digestates

12th Feb 2015 Update on Seveso and digestates

The European Biogas Association (EBA) have been carrying out testing of digestates to determine if they are likely to be classed as ecotoxic.
SEPA consultation on BAT for Composting

SEPA consultation on BAT for Composting

SEPA have published a consultation on the development of guidance for the best available techniques (BAT) for composting. Deadline 27th Feb 2015.
09/01/2015 Latest update on the Waste Treatment BREF review

09/01/2015 Latest update on the Waste Treatment BREF review

Just before Christmas the EIPPC Bureau (JRC-IPTS) sent us the latest update on the review of the WT BREF.
09.01/2015 Update on Seveso III and digestates

09.01/2015 Update on Seveso III and digestates

Over the past months REA has been seeking clarification from the HSE and the Commission on whether Seveso III Directive, coming into force in the UK in June 2015 as COMAH Regulations, will apply to digestates.This is the latest update from the HSE on this matter.
Standard Rules Consultation No.14

Standard Rules Consultation No.14

The EA are seeking views on Standard Rules Consultation no 14 on Landspreading and Digestate Storage and also changes to some soil recycling activities.
December meetings about the EU Fertilisers Regulation

December meetings about the EU Fertilisers Regulation

DG ENTR documents discussed at meetings on 15th & 16th December and communication about the new Commissioners' task in 2015 to decide their programme of work.
Responses to draft proposals for updating the EU Fertilisers Regulation

Responses to draft proposals for updating the EU Fertilisers Regulation

UK trade associations and ADOWG send joint comments to the Commission in response to their draft proposals for updating the EU Fertilisers Regulation.
EA consultation on Standard Rules No 12

EA consultation on Standard Rules No 12

The 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.
Latest update on the Waste Treatment BREF data collation

Latest update on the Waste Treatment BREF data collation

In July 2014 the EIPPC Bureau (JRC-IPTS) launched a plant-specific data collation which will be used to draw Best Available Techniques and define BAT AELs (emission levels) for the waste sector (including the biowaste sector). This article contains the latest update on the data collation.
UK trade associations' views ~ members invited to comment

UK trade associations' views ~ members invited to comment

UK trade associations circulate draft comments to members about latest Commission proposals for revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation.
14/11/2014 Latest update on Seveso III / COMAH 2015 Regulations

14/11/2014 Latest update on Seveso III / COMAH 2015 Regulations

A recent informal update from the DG Enterprise suggests that if digestates are caught under the regime of Seveso III, its implications could be even more severe than we originally anticipated.
Waste classification and assessment - Consultation

Waste classification and assessment - Consultation

Legal 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.
ORG releases a new version of its input specification template for LA collected garden and co-mingled garden/food wastes

ORG releases a new version of its input specification template for LA collected garden and co-mingled garden/food wastes

The Organics Recycling Group of REA has released today a revised version of its input specification schedule template that enables composters and their suppliers to define a standard for the quality and types of input materials delivered to their composting sites.
The ORG releases its 'feedstock quality package’ to strive for the quality of biowaste delivered to composting

The ORG releases its 'feedstock quality package’ to strive for the quality of biowaste delivered to composting

The Organics Recycling Group (ORG) of REA is pleased to announce the release of its 'feedstock quality package' aimed at improving the quality of feedstocks collected and delivered to composting sites.
Visual assessment guidance for light plastics (e.g. plastic bags)

Visual assessment guidance for light plastics (e.g. plastic bags)

The ORG has published guidance that should help composting site operatives to carry out visual assessments of loads of input materials delivered to the composting site and identify whether a load requires rejection or cleaning up before is shredded and composted, particularly with regard to light plastics.
Update on EU Fertilisers Regulation ~ October 2014

Update on EU Fertilisers Regulation ~ October 2014

October 2014 update on plans for revision of the EU Fertilisers Regulation, incorporating End of Waste criteria for composts and digestates.
Draft ORG ‘feedstock quality package’ to strive for the quality of biowaste delivered to composting

Draft ORG ‘feedstock quality package’ to strive for the quality of biowaste delivered to composting

This article outlines the actions being taken by the ORG to strive for the quality of biowaste delivered to composting
Consultation on Environment Agency Charges for 2015/16

Consultation on Environment Agency Charges for 2015/16

The EA are inviting comments on their charging proposals for 2015 for their Environmental Permitting Regulation (EPR) and Abstraction charging schemes.
Revised EU Fertiliser Regs could influence UK markets for composts and digestates

Revised EU Fertiliser Regs could influence UK markets for composts and digestates

Proposals for revision of EU Fertiliser Regulations are likely to broaden the scope of materials and include End of Waste criteria for composts and digestates derived from waste. REA is participating and considering potential implications for the UK markets for composts and digestates, both those with product status and those with waste status.
Where are we with the review of the Waste Treatment BREF?

Where are we with the review of the Waste Treatment BREF?

This article is a reminder of what is the current state of the Waste Treatment BREF review, how REA has been working to shape the review for the benefits of its members and what the next steps are in this process.
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