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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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Waste Treatment BREF - April 2017 Update

Waste Treatment BREF - April 2017 Update

The final technical working group meeting was held in March 2017 and many BAT conclusions discussed.
EA Fire prevention plan template

EA Fire prevention plan template

This is a template for an FPP. It should be used as a guide to produce your FPP and read in conjunction with the current guidance. If you complete all of the sections as laid out in the template and follow all of the minimum standards, you will increase the likelihood of your fire prevention plan being approved.

Biowaste treatment and fire prevention plans

The EA have updated their position on Fire Prevention Plans and biowaste treatment sites.

Waste Treatment BREF - February 2017 Update

The next draft of the BAT conclusions was published.
Consultation on Proposals for an Integrated Authorisation Framework

Consultation on Proposals for an Integrated Authorisation Framework

SEPA and Scottish Government are consulting on plans for a single authorisation framework to bring together all the permissioning arrangements for SEPA’s four main regulatory (water, waste, radioactive substances and Pollution Prevention and Control) into a integrated permissioning structure and under a single standardised procedure. Deadline 12th April 2017.
Waste Treatment BREF - January 2017 update

Waste Treatment BREF - January 2017 update

Latest progress on revising the BREF and next steps in 2017.
Organics Recycling Winter 2016

Organics Recycling Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 edition of Organics Recycling Magazine

EC Fertilisers Regulation ~ December 2016 Update

Proposals made so far during negotiations on revision of this regulation.

ECN Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter of European Compost Network, October 2016.
Waste Treatment BREF - November 2016 Update

Waste Treatment BREF - November 2016 Update

Update on progress towards the review of the Waste Treatment BREF including feedback from webinars looking at BAT -Associated Emission Levels and next steps.

Surveys of industry

Fire Prevention Plan - Update 6

Fire Prevention Plan - Update 6

Update 6 on the Fire Prevention Plans includes the consultation response, proposed alternative measures and a business impact target update

Organics Recycling Autumn 2016

The Autumn 2016 edition of Organics Recycling magazine
Waste Treatment BREF - emissions to air and water

Waste Treatment BREF - emissions to air and water

The IPPC Bureau are holding a webinar to discuss the associated emission levels (AELs) for emissions from biological treatment and have released the data that were used to derive the AELs.
Fire Prevention Plans - Supplementary survey

Fire Prevention Plans - Supplementary survey

The EA are seeking some further information to help them complete a cost-benefit analysis in relation to the changes they have made to their Fire Prevention Plans guidance.
Revised Fire Prevention Plan Guidance is published

Revised Fire Prevention Plan Guidance is published

Following the recent consultation, the EA have published updated regulatory guidance to help reduce the risk and impact of fires at regulated waste sites.
Fire Prevention Plan Guidance ~ Communication Update 4

Fire Prevention Plan Guidance ~ Communication Update 4

The EA will soon publish version 3 of its FPP guidance in light of feedback from independent fire experts at BRE Global.
Organics Recycling Summer 2016

Organics Recycling Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 edition of Organics Recycling magazine.
June 2016 update on progress with Waste Treatment BREF

June 2016 update on progress with Waste Treatment BREF

The JRC have issued an update on progress with the Waste Treatment BREF
Fire Prevention Plan Guidance ~ Communication Update 3

Fire Prevention Plan Guidance ~ Communication Update 3

In its 3rd communications update, the EA says its FPP guidance is on track to be published in July and highlights anticipated benefits, a current research project and views of the Chief Fire Officers Association.
Fire Prevention Plans Update

Fire Prevention Plans Update

The EA have issued an update on Fire Prevention Plans following their previous consultation. This update covers the business impact assessment, FPP assessment, getting it right and complying with FPPs.
Comments on redrafted EC Fertilisers Regulation

Comments on redrafted EC Fertilisers Regulation

Stakeholders comment on the European Commission's finalised redraft of the EC Fertilisers Regulation.
SEPA Consultation on Food Waste Management

SEPA Consultation on Food Waste Management

SEPA are consulting on their proposed new guidance on Food Waste Management in Scotland and a review of SEPA’s end-of-waste positions for compost and anaerobic digestate. Deadline for responses 29th June.
Call for evidence on Treasury policy on meeting recycling target

Call for evidence on Treasury policy on meeting recycling target

The Environmental Audit Committee calls for additional written evidence on HM Treasury’s contribution to meeting waste and recycling targets to help inform its inquiry into sustainability and HM Treasury. Closing date 9th June.
WRAP report on C.botulinum in Anaerobic Digestion

WRAP report on C.botulinum in Anaerobic Digestion

WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland have undertaken several research projects to understand the fate of Clostridium botulinum in AD. They found that the possible risks associated with Clostridium botulinum from the recycling of food-based digestate to agricultural land are similar to those for other organic materials that are frequently applied to farmed land, such as livestock manures.
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