The EA has completed their consultation for their ‘Appropriate Measures for the Biological Treatment of Waste’ guidance. The consultation ran over a 6-week period between the 10th of July and the 21st of August 2020.
Overall, the guidance received a mixed response. With stakeholders voicing concern that it adopts a one-size-fits-all approach.
EA has published the results from their Metal shredders: appropriate measures for permitted facilities consultation. Both the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) responded.
After considering the consultation responses the EA received, they are now finalising the Appropriate Measures guidance document and will be publishing this shortly.
This year’s Cycle To Work Day is on Thursday the 5th of August.
We encourage everyone to get on their bikes and get involved.
The Wood Recyclers Association and EA have published updated guidance and regulatory position statements.
Aimed at helping waste producers and operators to better understand their industry, the WRA’s guidance covers how to handle and process all items of waste wood and ensure it ends up in the right end market.
The EA has published new noise guidance has been published today. The guidance will help waste sites apply for, vary and comply with their permits.
The guidance covers:
– how the EA will assess noise from certain industrial processes
– what the law says permit holders must do to manage noise and vibration
– advice on how to manage noise with noise impact assessments and noise management plans
The National Planning Policy Framework – which outlines the Government’s planning policies for England – has been updated.
The NPPF now has an increased focus on beauty, place-making, the environment, sustainable development and underlines the importance of local design codes.
These changes coincide with the Publication of the National Model Design Code. The NMDC is a toolkit that helps communities to shape their local design needs.
Overall, the Government now places greater emphasis on quality and design in the planning system.
The EA has informed site operators, who run their site under a permit granted before 2008, that they must now adhere to Management System conditions. These include condition A which requires operators to run their sites in accordance with a written management system that identifies and minimises risks of pollution.
Our clients are telling us that the EA are asking for up to 22 weeks to allocate a substantial variation. This 5 month lead time does not include the time it would take the EA to duly make and determine your application.
We recommend that you get your substantial variation applications in now if you want them to be allocated this side of Xmas.
The EA want to hear from waste operators about their latest consultation on the new guidance for permitted WEE treatment/transfer facilities. Their proposed guidance aims to update and expand current advice on BATRRT and WEEE.
The new guidance also brings in the relevant requirements of the waste treatment BAT conclusions publication which apply will to waste installation facilities.
The EA’s consultation runs until September 5th
The Interim Office for Environmental Protection, a new public body, is now live. The OEP aims to protect and improve the environment by holding government and public authorities to account against their commitments and environmental law.