EA reviews position on short term storage of RDF dockside

The Environment Agency (EA) is undertaking a review of Regulatory Position Statement 128: The short term storage of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) at a dockside. Initial correspondence with the EA suggests that the current position statement has been extended until the end of April 2015 to allow the review process to take place.

It is understood that at the end of this period the position will cease to exist and operators whom currently benefit from this regulatory position will be required to demonstrate one of the following:

  • An appropriate environmental permit
  • A pending application for an appropriate permit
  • The site has been cleared of any RDF covered by the position statement

It is unclear whether a new position statement will be produced to cover the short term storage of RDF at a dockside, where this is not provided then operators may be constrained by the annual waste quantities permitted by Standard Rules Permits and therefore need to apply for a bespoke environmental permit.

If this change to RPS128 is likely to affect your operations please do not hesitate to contact Wiser Environment to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

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Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

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We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

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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.