The EA is now offering a definition of waste opinion service for operators who need support with assessing if a material has reached an ‘end of waste’ or by-product status. Alongside an interim review fee of £900, the EA charges £125 + VAT ph for this service.
The EA has published new guidance on the definition of waste and a tool to help sites check the status of their material. The tests provided help to distinguish whether a material ‘is waste’, ‘was never waste’ or ‘has stopped being waste’
By working alongside waste transfer station operators, we understand that the EA has upped its focus on the correct classification of trommel fines during site inspections. Before sites can send their fines to landfill, they need to demonstrate that the waste is non-hazardous.
To help sites classify their waste we have designed a robust approach to sampling and testing of the waste according to the principles of WM3. Our testing plan was recently successful for Waste Transfer Station in North London.
Get in touch if you need waste classification support.
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.
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
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 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.
The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.
Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.
Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.
Heads up to those working with healthcare waste permits. The EA’s consultation to revise or remove certain healthcare waste standard rules permits will close on the 10th of May.
We recommend you submit a response – https://lnkd.in/dp9m-CB
The consultation proposes significant changes to SR2008 No:24: 75Kte clinical waste and healthcare waste transfer station permit. Changes include:
– a reduction in the total annual waste storage from 75,000 tonnes per year to just 5,000. Plus, the maximum quantity of haz and non-haz waste to be stored at any one time will be limited to 10 and 20 tonnes respectively
– reduced storage times for offensive, infectious, anatomical and other healthcare wastes on-site
Plus, the EA intends to remove existing standard rules permits SR2008 No.25 and SR2013 No.1 #healthcare #wastemanagement #environment