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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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Some of the technical information is accessible by ORG members only.
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SEPA charging scheme consultation

SEPA charging scheme consultation

Consultation on Proposals for a New Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Regulatory Charging Scheme. Deadline: 17th September 2015.
Summary of the meeting of the biological group with the Bureau on 11th and 12th June in Amsterdam

Summary of the meeting of the biological group with the Bureau on 11th and 12th June in Amsterdam

The WT BREF biological subgroup met with the JRC-IPTS (i.e. EIPPC Bureau) in Amsterdam on 11th and 12th June to discuss the progress made with the WT BREF review. This article includes a summary of the discussions held at the meeting and highlights important feedback required from members by 13th July.
Consultation on Circular Economy

Consultation on Circular Economy

REA will be responding to the EC's consultation on the Circular Economy. Deadline: 20th August 2015.
EA releases interim position statement on point source emissions to air from AD

EA releases interim position statement on point source emissions to air from AD

The EA has released an interim position on standard rules for anaerobic digestion - point source emissions to air.
Circular Economy consultation imminent

Circular Economy consultation imminent

A policy debate and conference in June will provide opportunity for Circular Economy discussion with European Comissioners and MEPs. Consultation on the Comission's new Circular Economy initiative should begin at the end of May.
Defra consultation on waste crime and proposals to enhance enforcement powers at regulated facilities

Defra consultation on waste crime and proposals to enhance enforcement powers at regulated facilities

Defra are seeking views on enhancing enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistent poor performance in England and Wales. Closing date 6th May.
Successful ORG and Biogas Sector Group meeting

Successful ORG and Biogas Sector Group meeting

The ORG and Biogas groups held a successful joint sector group meeting on 30th April in Birmingham. The meeting focused on a regulatory update along with key policy updates.
Expect rules for EU fertilisers to change

Expect rules for EU fertilisers to change

Defra advises that we should expect rules for EU fertilisers to change. Latest intelligence from FEAD is that a legislative proposal for revising the EU Fertilisers Regulaiton is likely to be included in their new Circular Economy Package.
Review of EU Fertilisers Regulation: Animal By-Products

Review of EU Fertilisers Regulation: Animal By-Products

REA call for feedback from those who are composting or digesting animal by-products. Triggered by very restrictive proposals for ABP treatment in the context of producing an EU Fertiliser (likely to supersede UK EoW criteria for compost and digestate products).
EQual programme - final layman's report

EQual programme - final layman's report

The final layman's report from the EQual programme. Includes information on the Isitwaste tool and QP checker along with lessons learned and future potential.
Latest developments: Summary of meeting with the Bureau on 27th March

Latest developments: Summary of meeting with the Bureau on 27th March

Summary of the meeting with the JRC-IPTS (i.e. EIPPC Bureau) in Seville on 27th March, within a small delegation of the biological subgroup, consisting of representatives from the biowaste industries and the environmental regulators across Europe.
EU Fertilisers Regulation: revision work is halted

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
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 is 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.
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