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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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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.
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.
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.
Reminder about submitting to the EA duly-made applications for IED-installations

Reminder about submitting to the EA duly-made applications for IED-installations

Composting and AD sites which are newly prescribed activities under the Industrial Emissions Directive are reminded that they need to submit their duly-made application ASAP.
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.
REA releases a clarification note on REACH, CLP and COMAH

REA releases a clarification note on REACH, CLP and COMAH

REA has released a NOTE regarding the application of REACH, CLP and COMAH regulations to digestates.
REA submits to Defra, EBA and ECN its comments on the EU Fertiliser Regs proposals

REA submits to Defra, EBA and ECN its comments on the EU Fertiliser Regs proposals

REA submitted to Defra, EBA and ECN comments on the EU Fertiliser Regs proposed safety and quality requirements on behalf of its members.
Comments needed on the EU Fertilisers regulations proposals

Comments needed on the EU Fertilisers regulations proposals

We have drafted detailed comments on the proposals in the EU Fertiliser regulations which will send to EBA, ECN and Defra. Please let us know if you have any comments by lunch time on 27th August.
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. Includes REA response.
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
Update on the revision of the EU Fertiliser Regulations

Update on the revision of the EU Fertiliser Regulations

This article contains an update on the revision of the EU Fertiliser Regulations and relevant information reported by ECN following a recent meeting in Brussels.
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.
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